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Problem luanching games

Postby Ewan_k on Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:38 pm

Hi there, I installed mint 14 a few days ago and I'm really impressed with it so far.

However today I encountered a problem, I can no longer luanch any programs under "games".
Yesterday I was playing cube2 no problem, but today I installed a few more games and not one of them will luanch, including cube2.

A tab will open on the task manager and icon bounces by the mouse and after about 30 seconds the tab closes and that's it. All other software seems to work fine, just games.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Problem luanching games

Postby Ewan_k on Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:53 am

Just installed Ardour 3 and that wont boot either.
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Re: Problem luanching games

Postby Zalbor on Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:00 am

Try opening a terminal (you're using KDE, right? it should be called Konsole) and running the program from there. It will probably print output that explains (to some extent) why it won't run.
The name of the executable is most often the name of the program, but if you can't find it right click on the menu icon on the taskbar, choose "edit applications", and find the program in the menu. The name of the executable should be there.
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Re: Problem luanching games

Postby Ewan_k on Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:59 am

Thanks, all programs that wont open give this error :
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X Error of failed request:  BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
  Major opcode of failed request:  153 (GLX)
  Minor opcode of failed request:  19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
  Serial number of failed request:  20
  Current serial number in output stream:  20
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Re: Problem luanching games

Postby Ewan_k on Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:57 pm

Update: I've just uninstalled fglrx (amd drivers) and games will now luanch, however even simple 2d games run very slowly. I have a x1550 wich should be able to handle them. Presumably this is becuase I uninstalled the drivers.
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Re: Problem luanching games

Postby dagon on Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:22 pm

Ewan_k wrote:Update: I've just uninstalled fglrx (amd drivers) and games will now luanch, however even simple 2d games run very slowly. I have a x1550 wich should be able to handle them. Presumably this is becuase I uninstalled the drivers.

x1550 is a bit older. This ppa package might be the thing for you. fglrx-legacy:
https://launchpad.net/~makson96/+archive/fglrx
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Re: Problem luanching games

Postby Ewan_k on Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:34 pm

Just tryed that, but got the exact same issue of programs not starting. Thanks though.
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Re: Problem luanching games

Postby DrHu on Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:04 pm

How about going into the game folder location and starting the game: does it run
--then I would check the properties of the control you are using: the menu selection seeing how it starts, and try that from a terminal in the game folder: does that start
--then I would move to /home, drop to a terminal and try the gane start function (your control method, either the game run file or however the game is being loaded via the menu): does it start

If any of that works, I might just redit/touch the menu and save the same data (if nothing needs changed), see if then runs from the menus

After this, I am out of easy steps to test..
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