quake3in the Konsole and.... baM! graphics problems..
You are using software Mesa (no hardware acceleration)!
..... (some more things... can't remember verbatim)
Sys_Error: GLimp_Init() - could not load OpenGL subsystem
Mostly means... No 3D acceleration enabled.. googled a bit.. Downloaded the NVidia Drivers and followed the instruction at LinuQuestions Forum
QUAKE 3: 3D Acceleration Solution...
1. went to a shell prompt CTL-ALT and F1.
2. Login as Root and enter the password.
3. at the prompt
#init 3which kills the Xserver.
4. go to the directory that has the NVIDIA installer and run the installer.
sh NVIDIA-Linux-1.0-(number or version).run -q<--this uninstalls previous driver versions and runs the new install
4. after the installer has created the kernel module the next step makes all the difference.
modprobe nvidia<--This previous step loads the nvidia driver into memory so sax will run correctly.
6. Then type
sax2 -m 0=nvidia(0 is a digit, not a letter!)
7. After sax is done. enter
init 5to restart Xserver.[B]
8. Logout of the Shell and press CTL ALT F7 to be in the Window.
9. Reboot the System.
At step 7 I tried to make sax2 make my system look pretty by fiddling around.. and when i re-booted X crashed and wouldnt come back up... luckily I had made a copy of xconf (/etc/X11) i overwrote it (the
mceditor rox!)... i ran the whole process again from step 1 and this time at step 7 I just went with what sax2 suggested,, and all was fine after a reboot!!.. phew!!
Tried to run quake3 again and woo hoo it works.. but no SoUNd!!!! bah!!
/dev/dsp: Input/output error
Could not mmap /dev/dsp"
some more googling and using common sense and I came across this: ALSA Wiki and typed in the konsole..
Quake 3: Sound Solution
echo "quake3.x86 0 0 direct" > /proc/asound/card0/pcm0p/oss
echo "quake3.x86 0 0 disable" > /proc/asound/card0/pcm0c/oss
and with that... strangly.. sound works!! woo hoo.. but it works only in the Introduction Level, if i tried to play any level in Tier 1 or play in an Arena as soon as it said 'wRaiTh has entered game' the sound and video would hang.. so i had to kill the process by Ctrl+Alt+F1 and as root
kill (quake process number)
after more googling i tried:
artsdsp -m quake3
artsdsp works only for binaries
more googling and forum posting led me to try:
artsdsp -m quake3.x86in the quake3 directory...
and volia!! it works!!! ... dug up some cd keys from google.. and im fraggin butt!!!!!