View Full Version : Problem with 1.2 in Linux

04-21-06, 01:23 PM
This is a strange one. The game plays okay, but in the Settings choices in game, I have lost the ability to choose a screen resolution. It reads "No Choices Defined" or something. If I delete and re-install with 1.1 beta 3, I can choose resolutions normally.

This is on SuSE 9.3, kernel, xorg 6.8.2-30, x86_64. The graphics card is a 6800U on a Tyan K8W S2884 with dual Opteron 250s and 8GB ECC DDR.

I apologize if this is the wrong forum, but it seemed more relevant to Quake 4.

04-22-06, 02:53 PM
First try to remove the .quake4 dir in your home dir. If you dont want to remove it(losing any saved games and all your settings) then just move it to .quake4_bak. After doing that try to start the game, if your getting the game issue goto http://zerowing.idsoftware.com/linux/quake4/#head-f36ac40b12003b32c40d6444f020a4cf5bdbb8ce

04-23-06, 07:27 PM

It didn't work. After I removed the .quake4 fiel, I still had 'No defined choices' in resolution. Also had the sound problem, but that's fixed by 'set s_driver oss.'

Time to report it as a bug. :/

04-25-06, 12:22 PM
The problem was between libSDL and twinview. seems that twinview limited possible resolutions to only one, 2560x1024, so at 4:3 there were no defined choices avaliable. Turns out the 1.2 uses a new feature to read the resolutions using a tool based on SDL. TTimo was on freenode, and got me a ptch that fixed the problem and listed all of the normal resolutions again.

Go TTimo!

btw, this was a problem on a different system than the one in my sig.