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Old 10-02-2002, 05:40 AM   #1
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quake 2/3 premissions

I read on a web site while tryng to install quake 2 and 3 that they can only be run as root because it uses the OpenGL subsystem. I did a search on Google for allowing users to use quake and never really came up with much. How can this be right? I dont really want to give my brother my root pwd so he can play quake :P
anyone know of a site with a fix for it?
Old 10-02-2002, 05:37 PM   #2
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Well, I don't know, but last time I played Quake3 under Linux (looong ago) I THINK I was running it as users. OpenGL is available to users, just look at your openGL screensavers! But maybe I'm wrong... Anyways... try
Old 10-02-2002, 05:41 PM   #3
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I run Quake, RTCW, UT2003demo - all use teh same GL libs - as a regular user.
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i have q3,q2,q3ta,rtcw all installed on mdk9 and run all as user.


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