[quake2] Error during start

Jeremy Brenner jeremy at theedge.net
Tue Aug 16 13:01:28 EDT 2005

>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
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