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Old 08-18-2003, 12:42 AM   #1
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Quake 3 problems

Hello. I am having problems with getting Quake 3 to run. I have been battling this problem for quite some time now (approx. 3 years) and have been unable to resolve it. Here is the exact output I have been getting:

Q3 1.11 linux-i386 Nov 24 1999
----- FS_Startup -----
Current search path:
/mnt/cdrom/baseq3/pak0.pk3 (3539 files)

execing default.cfg
execing q3config.cfg
couldn't exec autoexec.cfg
----- Client Initialization -----
----- Initializing Renderer ----
----- Client Initialization Complete -----
--- Common Initialization Complete ---
Opening IP socket: localhost:27960
Hostname: localhost
fs_cdpath is write protected.
----- R_Init -----
...loading QGL_Init: Can't load from /etc/ or current dir: /mnt/cdrom/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
...loading QGL_Init: Can't load from /etc/ or current dir: /mnt/cdrom/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
----- CL_Shutdown -----
RE_Shutdown( 1 )
----- CL_Shutdown -----
Error: GLimp_Init() - could not load OpenGL subsystem

No Quake3 binary for x86/glibc-2.1

Does this mean I need OpenGL Drivers? Is my video card not compatible? I am using an 8MB ATI Rage Mobility p video card with a 650MHz processor, 128MB Ram, ESS Crystal Fusion Sound, and a 24X CD-Rom drive. Do these specs meet the game requirements? I would greatly appreciate any help. Thanks!
Old 08-18-2003, 03:17 AM   #2
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You will need to install DRI from for your Radeon to have OpenGL support. Run glxinfo and look for the line Direct Rendering: Yes, if you have that, then you have OpenGL support, without that, you can't play Quake 3.
Old 03-12-2004, 10:37 PM   #3
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According to that link, if I have a nVidia card, I cannot use DRI. If I install the lastest files from nVidia themselves, will this give me DirectRendering, or is there something else I will need to do?
Old 03-12-2004, 10:40 PM   #4
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that's the only great thing with nvidia. the linux drivers. they already take care of 3d libraries so you will be able to play just by installing them.
Old 03-12-2004, 11:31 PM   #5
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Ah cheers, man.

One more question though.

I changed the values in the XF86Config-4 file to what the nVidia readme said, then I restarted X. But it seems to stall before it gets very far. Is this normal when installing new nVidia drivers on linux? or could I have stuffed up the config file (very likely).


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