[ut2004] Terrible luck even with newest patches

Fred Richards tech at geexology.org
Sun Jun 20 22:37:00 EDT 2004

This is me as well:


 No, I am not using 4k stacks.  And yup, recompiled the kernel module 
.... when you say heavily modified Slack 9 system, what do you mean?

Matthew Arnold wrote:

> Fred Richards wrote:
>>  I've been having terrible luck, even with the newest patches.  I'm 
>> throroughly convinced it's not UT2004 though.  The problems all 
>> started when I went to kernel 2.6.7 (or a patched 2.6.6, for the 
>> recent exploit.)  The minute I start the game, the whole system locks 
>> up hard.  Nothing shows up in ~/.ut2004/System/UT2004.log either.   I 
>> think it's more of an issue with the newer kernels and the nvidia 
>> 5336 driver.  There's a rss_glx screensaver "busyspheres" that does 
>> the same thing ... I've also turned the machine on to see my 
>> xscreensaver frozen, and the machine gone with it.  I have a 
>> slackware-current installation, which I recently upgraded to 10rc1 
>> (from the "current" snapshot of May 25th)... The last time I can 
>> remember playing the game successfully was with kernel 2.6.6 (the one 
>> with the dos vuln), Nvidia driver 5336 and the Slackware-current from 
>> May 25th, 2004, as well as the 3204 patch of UT.  I seriously think 
>> there's a conflict with the way the patch for the DOS vulrnerability 
>> effects the kernel and Nvidia's binary driver...  anyone else have 
>> these issues?
> FWIW, I recently upgraded to 2.6.7 with the NVIDIA 5336 driver. Right 
> now, everything seems to be working fine for me. I'm using a heavily 
> modified version of Slackware 9.0.
> This is just a WAG, but do you have 4K stacks enabled in your kernel? 
> I've heard of people having trouble with that and the NVIDIA driver. 
> If you are using the normal stacks, a quick grep will turn up this:
> $ cat .config|grep 4K
> # CONFIG_4KSTACKS is not set
> I also assume that you re-compiled the kernel module when you upgraded.
> Just a thought,
>   Matt

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