[bf1942] Linux port

~GoG~1st.Pfc.$1L3ntN1t3 bigdaddyebk at nethere.com
Sat Aug 16 16:53:13 EDT 2003

hello everyone, i'm kinda new to this so forgive me for any of my errors
in posting questions/answers.

hey 'demolish' this may help you.

if you get any error from starting the server using this
(./bf1942_lnxded.static +game DesertCombat) its more than likely you
need to run it in static, first you will need to link the static binary

type in this order:
[bf1942 at bigdaddy:~/bf1942] $ ln -sf bf1942_lnxded.static bf1942_lnxded
[bf1942 at bigdaddy:~/bf1942] $ brandelf -t Linux bf1942_lnxded
[bf1942 at bigdaddy:~/bf1942] $ ./bf1942_lnxded +restart 1 +game
DesertCombat &
"&" runs the process in the background so the server stays running even
after you log out

you may get this "warning: couldn't get CPU MHz from /proc/cpuinfo"
but edit /etc/fstab with your favorite editor, and make sure you have
these two lines:
proc /proc procfs rw 0 0 
linproc /compat/linux/proc linprocfs rw 0 0
then reboot your machine(warning if you mis-type anything in /etc/fstab
your machine will not boot properly)

once rebooted, verify procfs is properly working, by doing:
[bf1942 at bigdaddy:~/bf1942] $ df -h

you should see something similar to this:
Filesystem             Size   Used  Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/ad0s1a            378M    43M   304M    12%    /
/dev/ad0s1g            1.8G   2.0K   1.6G     0%    /mnt
/dev/ad0s1f            756M    50M   645M     7%    /tmp
/dev/ad2s1e            9.1G   3.1G   5.2G    37%    /usr
/dev/ad0s1e            756M   2.6M   693M     0%    /var
procfs                 4.0K   4.0K     0B   100%    /proc
linprocfs              4.0K   4.0K     0B   100%
pid87 at bigdaddy:/host     0B     0B     0B   100%    /host
pid87 at bigdaddy:/net      0B     0B     0B   100%    /net
[bf1942 at bigdaddy:~/bf1942] $  

also type this:
[bf1942 at bigdaddy:~/bf1942] $ cat /compat/linux/proc/cpuinfo
you will see something like:
processor       : 0
vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
cpu family      : 5
model           : 5
stepping        : 3
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr mce cx8 apic mmx
cpu MHz         : 232.67
bogomips        : 232.67
[bf1942 at bigdaddy:~/bf1942] $ 
(i know my machine is slow, but it has dual 233 cpu's & it's my test

the "bogomips" is the number that tells bf1942 'how fast' your server
is. If you dont have this, you will report a speed of 0.

this info is courtesy of "BurtReynolds" from

it's what helped me to correctly install the game on FreeBSD 4.7 &


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: demolish at demolish.nu [mailto:demolish at demolish.nu] 
> Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2003 9:30 AM
> To: bf1942 at icculus.org
> Subject: Re: [bf1942] Linux port

> su-2.05b$ ./bf1942_lnxded.static +game DesertCombat
> warning: couldn't get CPU MHz from /proc/cpuinfo
> Bad system call (core dumped)
> su-2.05b$

> I get that error now....
> Know how to debug it?
> The core didnt dump before I tried to connect to it

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steven Hartland" <killing at barrysworld.com>
To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2003 3:05 AM
Subject: Re: [bf1942] Linux port

> > Use:
> > brandelf -t Linux bf1942_lnxded.static
> >     Steve / K
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <demolish at demolish.nu>
> > To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
> > Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2003 12:30 AM
> > Subject: Re: [bf1942] Linux port
> > 
> > 
> > > -bash-2.05b$ ./bf1942_lnxded.static
> > > ELF binary type "0" not known.
> > > Abort trap
> > > 
> > > ---
> > > How to fix that?
> > 
> > 

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