[quake2] Quake 2 segfault

imr free.imr at free.fr
Tue Jul 1 08:38:02 EDT 2003

On Tuesday 01 July 2003 12:33, Pedro Almeida wrote:
well, here on one of my machines it's the opposite, quake2 with or without max 
segfault, sdlquake2 works. I tried with the binaries and with cvs.
i hadent send a mail yet, because i wanted to check a few things before, but 
since it's the hot topic of the day.
and i can play all 3D games on that machine.
machine with the segfault:
PIII600 256 megs geforceIImx200 sblive with alsa

here is how the segfault happen:
if i play regular quake2 no problem
as soon as i type game whatever (even baseq2) the mod loads nicely but 
segfault as soon as i hit a key. Did i mention that i use a foreign keyboard?
The funny part is that it doesnt happen on this machine:
PII400 256 megs tnt2 via integrated 82c soundboard with alsa ... also with 
foreign keyboard.
so i have to play mods with sdlquake2

> > Marco, remember this is q2max, it's a bit different from id's quake2, as
> I noticed yesterday :)
> Joshua Barney's tip for using glx driver was absolutely correct, still
> it remains kind of a mistery why using the software renderer causes
> quake to segfault :)) try it too!!
> in my case:
> $ artsdsp -m ./quake2 -set vid_ref glx
> don't mind the artsdsp, I just have a sucky sound board <:) it is surely
> not the cause for the segfault. and to answer Brandan - yes, games using
> SDL opengl and glx, like quake3(glx) or armagetron(SDL) work flawlessly.
> Thank you for everything, and keep up the great work :)
> --Pedro
> Marco Nadal wrote:
> > Pedro Almeida wrote:
> >> So ... does anyone have a clue about what that segfault's about? My
> >> system is similiar to the one Marco Nadal described:
> >> rh9, with a few non important updates, nvidia's official drivers for
> >> AsusGeforce256DDR
> >>
> >> Just trying to keep this alive <:P
> >>
> >> thank you for the attention
> >
> > Thanks for that, Pedro.
> >
> > <rant>
> > It's a shame running games under Linux is such a fucking mission -- it
> > will never be accepted on the desktop until that changes. I remember,
> > back in the late eightie's, PC's didn't become popular in the home
> > until they got some cool games -- the home market was dominated by
> > Atari ST and Amiga then. All you had to do then is insert the floppy
> > disk and turn on the machine. Now, on Linux, it's "search for correct
> > RPM for your distro build, find it isn't avaible, download source
> > tarball, extract, read INSTALL, attempt to compile, figure out missing
> > dependencies, download dependencies, install them, try again (rinse
> > and repeat a few times), finally compile, run it, it segfaults, spend
> > next 3 months on mailing lists asking people for help...etc. etc."
> >
> > This is supposed to be the OS that will safe the world from the
> > Microsoft monopoly? I don't think so. People often wonder how MS got
> > so big, given the lack of quality in their product. It's because the
> > alternatives are even worse.
> > </rant>
> >
> > It doesn't have to stay that way, of course. One day, there'll be RPMs
> > that are install-click-on-icon-play. Until then, I'll just have to
> > play Quake2 in Windows.
> >
> > Marco

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