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Linux: Failed to set video mode 1024x768 fullscreen: updated

November 22, 2008 - 09:58am


Just build quake2world on a debian system.
Now when I start it I get the following error:
debianfvhbps:/usr/local/games/Quake2/bin# ./quake2world -h
Quake2World 0.1.0
couldn't exec quake2world.cfg
Console initialized.
Sound initialization..
Sound initialized 16bit 48KHz 2ch.
Video initialization..
Failed to set video mode 1024x768 fullscreen.
ERROR: Failed to set default video mode.

What can I do to fix that?

Ok, I set fullscreen to off (r_fullscreen 0 in /usr/local/games/Quake2/share/quake2world/default/quake2world.cfg) but now I get:

debianfvhbps:/usr/local/games/Quake2/bin# ./quake2world
Quake2World 0.1.0
ERROR: Sb_GetSpace: Overflow without allowoverflow set.

November 25, 2008 - 04:35am

Looks like you're trying to run q2w as root. Did you try running it as your user? Your q2w config file should be at ~/.quake2world/default/quake2world.cfg then.

Can't help much with the error you're getting (sorry), but I can assure you that q2w works on Debian Etch in general. I've been running it for some months now, updating/recompiling it like once a week and never had trouble. Which version of Debian are you using, btw?


November 22, 2008 - 23:01pm

What video card do you have, and what drivers are you running? Also be sure that your desktop is at 32 or 24bpp. I might have some ideas once I know what kind of system you have.


November 23, 2008 - 09:48am

It is a Linux Debian system with 1GB of free ram, 512MB of free swap. Screen res is 1400x1050 with 24bpp.