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Old 07-20-2005, 11:10 AM   #1
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Fedora Core 4 - Cedega - Diablo II - Freeze up


I had Point2Play/Cedega and Diablo II LOD working great on a Celeron/512mg system with ATI 9600 card and Mandrake 10.1 official. Good 3D acceleration and it ran in a window.

Recently I upgraded my hardware. P4 2.53ghz, 2gigs of memory and a new 163gig SCSI drive. In the process, I upgraded stuff like the cooling system, case and bigger power supply, too. I also decided to jump to Fedora Core 4. So, installed the new distro, I got everything working and even managed to get direct rendering working with the FC4 drivers for the ATI card (why is getting ATI cards to work correctly always such a pain?). I installed the lastest Point2Play from Transgaming and the latest Cedega. Great. Got it all installed and configured and went to install Diablo II. Everything seemed to go ok, but right at the end of the install, after it had copied all the files from the CD, the entire system freezes up. I mean hard. Thought I was in Windows for a second. completely dead. I had to hit the reset button. You just know ext3 loves that. I assume it's freezign when it goes to engage the video card, but it could be something else I suppose. I never get to the Diablo screen where you can select to play the game.

I deleted the game and re-ran the all the configuration stuff. The hardware info page in Point2Play shows my sound card (pretty standard Soundblaster Audigy card) and the ATI card with FC4-fglrx drivers. Says everything is working and it passes all tests. Glxgears shows about 2100fps, so that's well within what should be fine. All the test I ran on the video card pass (glx info stuff and gears). Tux racer runs great, for instance.

Any ideas? I tried installing Deus Ex and got pretty much the same thing except I didn't even get half way through the install before it froze up. I assume it has something to do with the video drivers, but am not at all sure. I posted a support request over at Transgaming, but haven't had a response yet and I expect it to be something like "get another video card".

Thanks for any input.

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Old 07-21-2005, 12:29 PM   #2
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Guess no one has any ideas. It's been suggested that it might be some sort of audio server conflict. I think I have OSD and aRts both enabled, so I'll try dumping the aRts server and see if that helps.

Hmm. Just thought someone else might have run into this.

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Old 07-22-2005, 04:33 PM   #3
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OK, back to report. It seems that this may be a conflict between Cedega and the lastest Fedora Core 4 kernel. (v1398). So, is anyone running Point2Play/Cedega and the latest and greatest kernal under FC4? If so, how's it working out?
 
Old 07-29-2005, 10:37 AM   #4
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Hi, not much to add, but am running FC4 with latest Cedega & P2Play.

I've only chucked on CoD and CoD:UO at the moment, and used the Loki installers, but they run very well (higher framerates than xp !!) through Cedega.

Got a ton of other games to try so will keep this updated

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Old 07-29-2005, 10:41 AM   #5
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Thanks for the information. I sent the debug output they requested, but the support guy said he didn't get it, so I sent it again last night. Hopefully I hear something eventually.
 
Old 08-21-2005, 07:31 PM   #6
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hmm, i have very similar problem. cedega (and the same with wine) freeze my machine. i have fedora core 4 too. and ati radeon 9200SE. in P2Play it pass all tests, glxgears and linux games works fine. any idea?

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Old 08-21-2005, 10:24 PM   #7
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dodd,

I suspect it's some interaction with FC4 and the ATI drivers. I have a 9800 pro and get the same thing. Any game I install (so far, Guild Wars, Diablo II and Starlancer) all seem to install fine but as soon as Point2Play is going to load a screen (for the game I assume), everything freezes up.

Transgaming seems to be blaming the kernel in FC4, but I've talked to others using FC4 and an nVidia card and their installations seem to work fine. My guess is, the ATI drivers are at fault.

stunter (submitting this from Windows so I can play Guild Wars)
 
  


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