[ut2003io] Linux Client Freezes

Peter Kemmerer qapete at beyondunreal.com
Sun Sep 15 20:12:52 EDT 2002

Everything else runs on this box.  Quake 3, UT, yada yada yada.  Only
the UT2003 demo locks up.  Same with larrystorch over at BU (he runs
SuSe).  This is not an issue with heat, memory.  This is an issue with
the demo not supporting or conflicting with something I have installed
and running here.  And I don't have anything strange installed here -
right off the CDs, plus Ximian's Evolution.

I'll stop asking for help here, as it's pretty obvious nobody here has a
clue as to what might be going on, and I don't want to spam the list. 
Maybe if enough people complain to Epic, they'll look into it in more
detail, or ask some specific questions of those people having some

In the meantime, I'll just play using my Win boxes.


On Sun, 2002-09-15 at 19:50, Michael wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 15, 2002 at 07:13:05PM -0400, Peter Kemmerer wrote:
> > Nothing in syslog, or any of the other logs.  -nosound and/or -nomusic
> > tried already, still have random crashes.  BIOS is set at least picky
> > settings.  Board is an MSI KT7-266 Pro.  Kernel is 2.4.18.  This is a
> > fresh install here too, no moldy oldie stuff hanging around, less than a
> > week old.  Using nvidia Device in XF86Config-4, no changes from
> > defaults.  http://www.icculus.org/lgfaq/files/nv_check.sh says my
> > installation is fine.
> > 
> > I'd be happy to answer any specific questions if you guys can help me
> > find some things to look at.
> If you (or one of the others) has 2 machines, I'd ssh into the failing
> machine, export DISPLAY=:0, start the game and see if you get any
> meaningful output at the time of the lockup (X and/or the graphics card
> locking up will look like the whole machine is unresponsive, even if
> it's not)
> Failing that if you're all using redhat 7.3 I'd try a stock kernel from
> Mr L Torvalds ;) Maybe even a stock XFree. Is there anything they don't
> change? Ah, the name ;)
> I take it this runs things like mesa demos / rtcw / quake / tuxracer or
> whatnot without problems?
> If it weren't for the fact that you says others (presumably with a lot
> of common factors) are having problems I'd suspect a hardware problem
> too - heat and memory are probably the most common cause of random
> lockups (It might be worth running the benchmarks, seeing if the crash
> is really random or if it happens at exactly the same point in one or
> more of them)
> -- 
> Michael.

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