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Old 06-11-2002, 08:32 AM   #1
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Mandrake 8.2 RTCW woes


After taking the time to download and install mandrake I am finding myself losing patience trying to get Wolfenstein to work.

After defeating the openGL subsystem error by correctly installing the Nvidia Drivers, I managed to get the game to load up, but alas as soon as a level has finished loading it crashes back to KDE with the following error or something similar.

"2378 Killed ./wolf-i86x"

I know i have the drivers installed because i get the nvidia splash screen OK. I am running Xfree86 4.x and an nv_check.sh brings up the following prob:

"The kernel device /dev/nvidia1 does not exist, is not a device or does not have the permissions set. This dev entry should have been created when you created the kernel module....."

I have installed the correct Nvidia Kernel patch b4 installing the driver and any reinstal attempts are met with messges telling me it is already installed.

I really need to work this out as so far i really like Linux, the improved stability and excellent tools already have me gripped but without some opengl gaming its gonna be winblows again for me soon
 
Old 06-11-2002, 08:37 AM   #2
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well in that case surely you have not installed the NVIDIA_kernel package properly. i'd advise you to ALWAYS install these kinds of things from source (tar.gz), and also check that the nvidia device definitely doesn't exist and you're simply not getting stuck without permissions to access it.
 
Old 06-11-2002, 08:43 AM   #3
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Wow speedy reply, I like this place already =)

/me wanders off to remove all nvidia drivers and try again form the tar ball

I dont know only 3 days into linux and i gotta get my hands dirty with some compiling eek :/

Again thx, I'm sure I'll be posting more here if not about RTCW about something else
 
Old 06-11-2002, 09:22 AM   #4
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hmmmm the device definetly doesnt exist where as nvidia0 does ???

To top it all off i try to compile the kernel patch and get a list of compile errors as long as my arm complaining about using the proper include switches. I dont mind C++ but have always done so in a Windows enviroment i wouldnt know where to begin with the shell.

Is there anyway to manually add the device in /dev??
 
Old 06-11-2002, 09:38 AM   #5
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well md82 uses devfs by default so he contents of /dev/ is actaully virtual, as opposed to an older flat dev method... but the kernel part should definitely install fine. do you actaully get errors on the make? if so what are they. looking at my settings, you could make the nvidia1 device itself with "mknod /dev/nvidia1 c 195 1" but really that *should* be done for you, so if it's not there already, something in the install has gone wonky.

sorry about the late reply, i was eating lunch, and watching a bit of tennis (rusedski / phillipousis at queens) on tv. it won't happen again.
 
Old 06-11-2002, 09:54 AM   #6
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No worries m8, tbh i didnt expect the first reply for a few hours.. So nice 1 =)

Nice to see an active forum and one so friendly. The nv_check.sh did tell me the numbers to munt the device myself i just didnt know the command so I'll look into that now. Ta.

BTW I have had it fully in game once after alot of trying, cant remember how but when i changed the vid resolution it crashed out and has not gone back in since. It amazes me how it will load all the introduction game menus and change resolution OK in there. But once the game loads it fails.... Its as if some of the GL extensions that RTCW requires are simply missing
 
  


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