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Lincity not work on a laptop pc??

Postby atyar on Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:36 pm

Curious - I installed LinCity on my laptop (Thinkpad T40, 1GB ram, LinuxMint(Gloria)). Both times when I've tried to run it, now, it freezes at the initial menu screen (mouse, k/b, everything - have to force power down the pc, bring it back up, fschk, etc.).

I'm generally under the impression that Linux,etc., runs ok on older or laptop eq. Is it too much to expect that LinCity will run on this platform, or might something else be wrong?

Thanks!
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Re: Lincity not work on a laptop pc??

Postby lagagnon on Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:27 pm

Do you have the correct video driver loaded for your video card? Show us the output of "inxi -G" run in a terminal.
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Re: Lincity not work on a laptop pc??

Postby atyar on Sat Sep 26, 2009 4:18 pm

I attached a screenshot - says ATI Radeon Mobility 7500 basically
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Re: Lincity not work on a laptop pc??

Postby DrHu on Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:06 pm

atyar wrote:Curious - I installed LinCity on my laptop (Thinkpad T40, 1GB ram, LinuxMint(Gloria)). Both times when I've tried to run it, now, it freezes at the initial menu screen..

http://lincity.sourceforge.net/readme.html
From the README file
    Usually you will invoke the game with lincity or xlincity. Typing lincity will run the SVGA version, while typing xlincity will run the X Windows version. The SVGA version will not run under X.
    lincity [opts]
    xlincity [opts]
How do you start the game, in X or in SVG mode

In terminal, check
    apt search lincity
    p lincity - build & maintain a city/country
    p lincity-ng - City simulator game with polished graphics
    p lincity-ng-data - Media files for the city simulator game Li
    v lincity-x -
And which version of the application/game did you install ?
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Re: Lincity not work on a laptop pc??

Postby atyar on Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:27 pm

I was trying to start the game from the gui menu ('menu','games','Lincity-NG')

I get essentially the same output from terminal, with a small difference in the 3rd line:

p lincity - build & maintain a city/country
i lincity-ng - City simulator game with polished graphics
i A lincity-ng-data - Media files for the city simulator game Li
v lincity-x -

I'm not sure how I can check the version of Lincity when it's locking up like it is - I installed from console using 'sudo apt-get install lincity' I believe when I installed it
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