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Spaz17 07-09-2003 01:13 AM

wine and half life
 
takin a break from apache and i need to frag
wine works and ive got half life installed
i could type in the cd key in the popup
so i typed it in gedit, copied it, and pasted it in the windows using the mouse
strange
but
now when i try to load it it says:

Half-Life requires 16 bit color. Please change your desktop settings to HiColor. Sometimes this is called "32767 colors" or "65535 colors".

but i have it running in millions of colors
any thoughts?

DrOzz 07-09-2003 01:24 AM

just give a try and take off 24bit or 32bit whatever you are using, and set it to 16bit and see if the same error occurs, and where does this error occur? console? popup window? just give a little more explanation.

qwijibow 11-17-2003 11:11 PM

i have the same error.
this error is repoerted by the running half life in half-life style message box.
as far as wine is concerned no error has ocurred, the program is just finished.

the color deppth settings dont help in ~/.wine/config ive tried changin it to 16, 24 and 32. no help !

qwijibow 11-17-2003 11:39 PM

fixed it,

change /etc/X11/XF68Config to startx with 16bit colours

Spaz17 11-22-2003 06:09 PM

well ive since formatted
and im trying to install again

i got the wine and winesetuptk rpms to install
but when i try to install half life, i get an error message saying i dont have enough room to store temporary files

i _cannot_ rpm -e wine or winesetuptk
it says they are not installed
but when i rpm -ivh to install, they cant install
because it says that they are installed

so i cant even load half life this time
and i cant downgrade to the wine i used before
since i cant take this version off

help?

edit: winesetuptk works when i exec it from a terminal, but it asks me if i really want to edit the wine config file when wine is running
so, naturally, i stop wine
but i get the same error nonetheless

qwijibow 11-22-2003 11:49 PM

seeems you rom database is skrewed up...
try Uvh insdead of ivh.

and.. i cant remember the command myself, bu t you can find it in man rpm
there is a command to re-build rpm's data base.

Quote:

well ive since formatted
and im trying to install again
a probllem like this will VERY RARELY be solved by re-installing linux.... linux is working fine,its the porgram wine thats not working.

anyway, are the packages actually called wine ???
try to un-install like this...

rpm -e `rpm -qa | grep wine`

that will list all installed packages, pipleine them into grep (the pattern matching program) build a list of package names that wine in them... then pass the list back to rpm -e which will un-install them.

befire you issue that command run rpm -qa | grep wine, to make sure grep doesnt find a package u dont want removed.

and....
run the command df... or du -s -b /
just to make sure you have enough space.

Spaz17 11-23-2003 08:28 AM

well rpm -e `rpm -qa | grep wine` execed without any errors

but:

[root@zeus wine]# rpm -Uvh wine-20031118-1fc1winehq.athlon.rpm
Segmentation fault
[root@zeus wine]# rpm -ivh wine-20031118-1fc1winehq.athlon.rpm
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:wine ########################################### [100%]

rpm -Uvh results in a segmentation fault

and rpm -ivh just gives me a system hang

btw
i formatted for other reasons...

but these rpm issues have me stumped

qwijibow 11-23-2003 11:01 PM

what was the output of
rpm -qa | grep wine ?????

my rpm hung once while installing. are yoy sure its just not doing sumthing ?
sometimes while installing rpm's after the 1000% thing, my cpu usage meter goes to 100% for 30 seconds or so while it does whatever its doing.

but the segmentation fault should not happen !!!!
this is probably the cause of the problems, can you get rom to repeast the segmetation fault ? i think this usually happens when a link library (.so) file is missing (not 100% sure)

try the following as root
updatedb
locate rpm

that will tell you the full path of the rpm executable...

now...

strace -o ERROR.LOG /[FULL_RPM_PATH]/rpm -Uvh (whatever causes the segmentation fault)

now open up the file ERROR.LOG and have a look around for the error... (it will most likely be neer the bottom, look for the word segmentation fault,, does it say anything about access("some_system_file") no such file or directory error..
if so, whats the file called,


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