[quake2] Error during start
brendanburns at comcast.net
brendanburns at comcast.net
Sat Aug 20 10:54:09 EDT 2005
Generally, this means that q2 doesn't know where your baseq2 directory is. You can solve this by
a) starting q2 in the base directory
b) starting q2 with the "set baseq2 /path/to/baseq2"
> >From http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Quake-HOWTO-5.html
> Quake II fails with the message LoadLibrary("ref_XXX.so") failed: No
> such file or directory
> * /etc/quake2.conf doesn't have the correct path to your Quake II
> directory in it. This file should contain one line that is the
> directory Quake II lives in.
> * If /etc/quake2.conf does contain the correct path, try removing
> the file and re-creating it by hand. Some versions of Quake II
> for Linux included an incorrectly formatted quake2.conf file.
> * Do you have SVGAlib installed? Check /lib, /usr/lib
> and /usr/local/lib for a file called libvga.so.1.X.X, where the
> X's are some numbers. If nothing turns up, you need to get and
> install SVGAlib to run Quake II outside of X.
> * If the renderer in question is ref_gl.so, Mesa may not be
> properly installed. Did you copy libMesaGL.so.2.6 to a library
> directory like the installation instruactions told you to?
> * If the renderer in question is ref_gl.so, did you install the
> glide libraries?
> On Tue, 2005-08-16 at 12:53 -0400, tom fogal wrote:
> > sorry, been having mailing list trouble...
> > ------- Forwarded Message
> > From: tom fogal <tfogal at cisunix.unh.edu>
> > To: quake2 at icculus.org
> > Subject: Re: [quake2] Error during start
> > In-Reply-To: Your message of "Tue, 16 Aug 2005 16:21:10 +0200."
> > <1124202070.6453.8.camel at blade>
> > Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 11:39:10 -0400
> > Sender: tfogal at euler.unh.edu
> > <1124202070.6453.8.camel at blade>Daniel Seichter writes:
> > <snip>
> > > ------- Loading ref_softx.so -------
> > > LoadLibrary("ref_softx.so") failed: No such file or directory
> > > Refresh failed
> > > recursive shutdown
> > > Error: Couldn't fall back to software refresh
> > >
> > > What is ref_softx.so? What else I have to install?
> > ref_softx is the X-based software renderer. It is created as part of
> > the build process for icculus (and just about all other variants) of
> > quake2.
> > By default I think it searches for renderers in the current directory,
> > so you'll have to cd to the install directory and run the quake2 binary
> > from there. It sounds like you used some kind of package manager that
> > is unfamiliar to me, so I'm not sure where this directory will be.
> > HTH,
> > - -tom
> > ------- End of Forwarded Message
> "Two of the most famous products of Berkeley are LSD and Unix. I don't think
> that this is a coincidence."
> (Anonymous quote from The UNIX-HATERS Handbook.)
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