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Old 12-15-2010, 05:39 AM   #1
kasumi
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OpenGL? Or a lib? Error when starting the game Sauerbraten.


Hello. I want to play sauerbraten on my Slackware 11.3, but when I try to start the game I get the following message:

bash-4.1# sh sauerbraten_unix
./bin_unix/linux_client: /usr/lib/libz.so.1: no version information available (required by ./bin_unix/linux_client)
Using home directory: /root/.sauerbraten
init: sdl
No protocol specified
No protocol specified
init: net
init: game
init: video: mode
Unable to create OpenGL screen: OpenGL not available
bash-4.1# sh sauerbraten_unix -opengl
./bin_unix/linux_client: /usr/lib/libz.so.1: no version information available (required by ./bin_unix/linux_client)
Using home directory: /root/.sauerbraten
init: sdl
No protocol specified
No protocol specified
init: net
init: game
init: video: mode
Unable to create OpenGL screen: OpenGL not available
bash-4.1#


Can anyone help me?
 
Old 12-15-2010, 05:48 AM   #2
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First, don't run X as root. Don't play games as root. Don't do anything, other than administering your computer, as root.

Second, what video card do you have?

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Old 12-15-2010, 06:11 AM   #3
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nVidia GTS 450.

And umm, I think X is run by the non-root user.

Yeah, running sauerbraten without having entered "su" before works.
 
Old 12-15-2010, 06:14 AM   #4
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So your problem is solved?

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Old 12-15-2010, 11:10 AM   #5
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It is. Thank you.

But why do I get such confusing error messages when running apps as root?

When I run Skype as root, I get "No protocol specified"....
 
Old 12-15-2010, 12:19 PM   #6
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When you start X up, it is associated with your users environment. If you change users, you are not longer in that same environment. Besides, you really shouldn't be running applications as X.

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