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Another Tremulous Question

Postby davidshane on Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:37 pm

Whenever I play Tremulous (a game) full screen, after about 10 minutes I'll get popped back to the desktop, with Tremulous now taking up just part of the screen, and not responding to my commands. Any idea what could be causing this? It happens even when I have nothing else running, minus software in the background like Bluetooth Manager. And it's really annoying to only be able to play for 10 minutes. Merci.

P.S. This does NOT happen with BZFlag, another full screen game.
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Re: Another Tremulous Question

Postby EnvoyRising on Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:30 pm

I had the same problem. The problem was caused by trying to run certain openGL applications while running Compiz. Assuming you have that installed, your best bet would be to disable it while you're playing games:
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metacity --replace


Then turn it back on whenever you quit:
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compiz --replace


To me, this solution was tedious. I decided the best thing to do would be to make a script to do this automatically, but I couldn't figure out what I needed to put in a script to have it recognize when an openGL program was running, so I just downloaded and installed winefix(below). This turned out being better anyways, as it fixed other errors as well.
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Re: Another Tremulous Question

Postby davidshane on Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:39 am

Thanks for the tip! I'll give it a try.
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Re: Another Tremulous Question

Postby davidshane on Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:00 am

Success! I'd call that solved.
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Re: Another Tremulous Question

Postby Cris86MVr on Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:39 am

I have maked a script for this problem:

#!/bin/sh
metacity --replace &
sleep 3
tremulous
sleep 3
compiz --replace

I have called it trem.sh
Give this 2 commands:
sudo chmod 777 tremulous.sh
sudo cp tremulous.sh /usr/bin

and you can modify the launcher in the menu with "sh /usr/bin/trem.sh"
It works very good.
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Re: Another Tremulous Question

Postby Guest on Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:41 am

ehm sorry....:

sudo chmod 777 trem.sh
sudo cp trem.sh /usr/bin

:)
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