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Old 04-06-2004, 12:45 PM   #1
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can only run d1x as root!


-When I launch d1x (descent) I get the following:

You must be the owner of the current console to use svgalib.
Not running in a graphics capable console,
and unable to find one.
svgalib: cannot get keyboard mode.

Error: SVGAlib Keyboard Init Failed

Error: SVGAlib Keyboard Init Failed

-I can only play it as su

-I mean an easy fix would be just to create a shortcut to it as su, but I think I saw a way (once) to make the SDL/SVGA work for all users. . .
 
Old 04-06-2004, 04:11 PM   #2
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Use the SDL or OpenGL version instead of SVGA? :)

But there has been a similar question, regarding a
graphics viewer for SVGA not long ago ... if I could
only remember the name of it ... basically there's some
configuration to SVGA to be done and some permissions
to be changed, but I don't recall it since I never needed
it ... works fine on my box for non-root-users.


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Old 04-06-2004, 04:31 PM   #3
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I know
I think i've found the same thing before
I just can't remember WHERE !!!

as far as SDL or GL goes, I'll have to re-complie the d1x source files
which was hard the first time and I think I broke my Linux last time I did it (which was installing all kinds of usless/unknown things to get the complie to succeed) PLUS I don't remember where I got the d1x source from, i had forgotten to back up my Bookmarks before I re-installed Linux. . .opps
 
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http://d1x.warpcore.org/


Enjoy!


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Old 04-06-2004, 08:37 PM   #5
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DUH !
(that's for a CVS repos, I was hoping for a tar.gz)
 
Old 04-06-2004, 08:42 PM   #6
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Sorry ... they took that off the site quite a while ago
(over a year I'd say) .... if you can't live with CVS
I can tar it up for you.


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Old 04-06-2004, 08:46 PM   #7
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only if it comes with a configure file

(I had found a site doing a search of a compile error I was getting during a compile of d1x and I found a whole mess of dx1.*ver*.src.tar.gz 's and had it bookmarked and forgot to back it up when I reloaded Linux). . .

But if you could do that I would be in your debt
 
Old 04-06-2004, 08:50 PM   #8
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and I just found it again:

http://www.reprehensible.net/~donut/d1x/
 
Old 04-06-2004, 08:50 PM   #9
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opps, can I make links? or is that a no-no
 
Old 04-06-2004, 08:52 PM   #10
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". . .please don't de-activate me. . .I told him not to go, but he's faulty; malfunctioning. . ."

-C3P0 '1977
 
Old 04-06-2004, 08:56 PM   #11
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'. . .kept babling on about his mission. . ."
 
Old 04-07-2004, 04:47 PM   #12
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hey Tinkster

thanx for the offer but I think I figured it out
 
Old 04-07-2004, 04:57 PM   #13
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Good ... I had _no_ idea what you were
rabbiting on about for the last few posts ;)


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Old 04-08-2004, 12:12 PM   #14
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I tend to do that. . .It's one of my many bad habits

I fixed it by recompiling with SDL instead of SVGA
 
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Good on yah :) Wish all bad habbits were
fixed that easily ;*)


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