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bzflag-2.42. builds but doesn't work on opensuse 12.2

Post by Paladin » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:01 am

Hi,

I have a installed newly installed Linux opensuse 12.2 x86_64 box. I downloaded the latest sources (2.4.2) and compiled on my machine. The ./configure and make went without errors. However, when I start the program the splash screen comes up, but the cursor keys don't move. I can't do anything with the program. The only thing I can do is switch to another virtual terminal and kill the process with a -TERM signal.

Has anyone else had this sort of problem? Any solutions.

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Re: bzflag-2.42. builds but doesn't work on opensuse 12.2

Post by JeffM » Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:52 am

You probably need to get the proper video drivers for your video card.
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Re: bzflag-2.42. builds but doesn't work on opensuse 12.2

Post by blast » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:31 am

Did you install all the necessary dependencies, including the SDL development packages?
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Re: bzflag-2.42. builds but doesn't work on opensuse 12.2

Post by Paladin » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:42 am

JeffM wrote:You probably need to get the proper video drivers for your video card.
I have an Nvidia GT 440 in the box. I have installed the video driver for this card. When bzflag first comes up, I can see that recognizes the card.

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Re: bzflag-2.42. builds but doesn't work on opensuse 12.2

Post by Paladin » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:43 am

blast wrote:Did you install all the necessary dependencies, including the SDL development packages?
I am pretty sure of that. The config and the build went successfully. I'll do an ldd(1) on the bzflag executable and see if all the shared libraries are found.

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Re: bzflag-2.42. builds but doesn't work on opensuse 12.2

Post by blast » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:59 pm

Check the version string (by passing the -version parameter to the game client). If it was built with SDL, it will say so in the version string.
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Re: bzflag-2.42. builds but doesn't work on opensuse 12.2

Post by JeffM » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:17 pm

Configure will try to build with out SDL but it is less then awesome in it's stability.
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Re: bzflag-2.42. builds but doesn't work on opensuse 12.2

Post by Paladin » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:58 pm

blast wrote:Check the version string (by passing the -version parameter to the game client). If it was built with SDL, it will say so in the version string.
This what it says when I invoke on the command line: 'bzflag -version'
BZFlag client 2.4.2.20121001-MAINT-linux-gnu (protocol 0221) http://BZFlag.org/
Copyright (c) 1993-2012 Tim Riker

I take it that it wasn't built with SDL. So, is the recommendation to try to build with SDL?

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Post by JeffM » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:54 pm

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Re: bzflag-2.42. builds but doesn't work on opensuse 12.2

Post by blast » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:12 pm

We provide package names for Fedora in our README.Linux file, and those might be similar to the ones needed for OpenSuSE. If nothing else, it will give you some hints about what development packages are necessary.
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Re: bzflag-2.42. builds but doesn't work on opensuse 12.2

Post by Paladin » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:31 pm

Installing the SDL libraries and reconfiguring and rebuilding did the trick. Thanks, guys!!!! I really appreciate it.

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