BZflag Doesn't start on Kubuntu 18.04.03

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BZflag Doesn't start on Kubuntu 18.04.03

Post by Mark_53 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:17 pm

I've been running BZflag for quite a while but now I am not able to start it up. Here is the error message I get:

mark@mark-TP300:~$ bzflag
X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 152 (XFree86-VidModeExtension)
Minor opcode of failed request: 10 (XF86VidModeSwitchToMode)
Value in failed request: 0x17a
Serial number of failed request: 156
Current serial number in output stream: 158
mark@mark-TP300:~$

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Re: BZflag Doesn't start on Kubuntu 18.04.03

Post by tainn » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:39 pm

This is likely the case of an invalid resolution trying to be set.

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Re: BZflag Doesn't start on Kubuntu 18.04.03

Post by blast » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:44 pm

Or SDL1 setting up the window badly. Generally you can start it windowed, via 'bzflag -window 640x480'. Then you could try hitting the F1 key to toggle to fullscreen, or if that fails, you could try setting a resolution in the Options > Display Settings > Change Video Format menu.

If that all still fails, then you could try either our Snap (Snapcraft) or Flatpak build of the game, or try building the latest stable version yourself against SDL2.
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Re: BZflag Doesn't start on Kubuntu 18.04.03

Post by Mark_53 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:53 pm

Yes, resetting the resolution to 1366x768 fixed the problem. Thanks!

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