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Bug 225070 - openarena fails to start with mesa-libGL
Summary: openarena fails to start with mesa-libGL
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openarena
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michał Bentkowski
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-01-28 15:49 UTC by Jonathan Underwood
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-01-28 16:51:16 UTC

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Description Jonathan Underwood 2007-01-28 15:49:00 UTC
Description of problem:
openarena fails to start with software GL:

$ openarena
ioQ3 1.33+oa linux-i386-debug Jan 12 2007
----- FS_Startup -----
Current search path:
/home/jgu/.openarena/baseoa/pak6-misc.pk3 (96 files)
/home/jgu/.openarena/baseoa/pak5-TA.pk3 (7 files)
/home/jgu/.openarena/baseoa/pak4-textures.pk3 (932 files)
/home/jgu/.openarena/baseoa/pak2-players.pk3 (187 files)
/home/jgu/.openarena/baseoa/pak1-maps.pk3 (25 files)
/home/jgu/.openarena/baseoa/pak0.pk3 (748 files)

1995 files in pk3 files
execing default.cfg
couldn't exec q3config.cfg
couldn't exec autoexec.cfg
Hunk_Clear: reset the hunk ok
----- Client Initialization -----
----- Initializing Renderer ----
QKEY found.
----- Client Initialization Complete -----
----- R_Init -----

------- Input Initialization -------
Joystick is not active.
Calling SDL_Init(SDL_INIT_VIDEO)...
SDL_Init(SDL_INIT_VIDEO) passed.
Initializing OpenGL display
...setting mode 3: 640 480
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Couldn't find matching GLX visual
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Couldn't find matching GLX visual
Using 8/8/8 Color bits, 16 depth, 0 stencil display.
GL_RENDERER: Mesa GLX Indirect

 You are using software Mesa (no hardware acceleration)!   
 Driver DLL used:
 If this is intentional, add
       "+set r_allowSoftwareGL 1"
 to the command line when starting the game.
...WARNING: could not set the given mode (3)
----- CL_Shutdown -----
RE_Shutdown( 1 )
Sys_Error: GLimp_Init() - could not load OpenGL subsystem

ioquake3.i386: code/unix/unix_main.c:353: Sys_Exit: Assertion `ex == 0' failed.
Received signal 6, exiting...

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Don't install hardware graphics drivers which supporthardware acceleration
2.Install openarena openarena
Actual results:
openarena fails to start -see above

Expected results:
openarena starts

Additional info:

Comment 1 Michał Bentkowski 2007-01-28 16:22:07 UTC
Have you tried to add "+set r_allowSoftwareGL" to the command line?

Comment 2 Jonathan Underwood 2007-01-28 16:51:16 UTC
Ah, yes, adding +set r_allowSoftwareGL 1 to the command line does indeed
succesfully run the program.

I wonder why, without that option, the program still tries to run even after
printing out the message telling you to add the option - to me that implied it
should still run without the option. Something for upstream, I guess. 

I'll close the bug. Thanks.

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