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Old 08-26-04, 04:38 AM   #1
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Unhappy Fedora Core 2 - works fine, except freezing in bzflag after 5 minutes


I'm so close to a perfect system, I can taste it.

The screen looks good, the Nvidia installer worked without a problem, and the changes to the xorg.conf file were easy. Glxgears works fine.

My problem is in my favorite game: bzflag.

After 5 minutes (or so) my screen freezes for 20 seconds. Up until that, everything is rock solid, fast, I can turn the 'quality' setting way up and finally turn on texturing. The system comes back after a while, but will go away again shortly. If I get out of the game between freezes, I can use normal 2d applications (mozilla, evolution, rxvt) without difficulty (no more freezes).

I'm using a 2.8Mhz Pentium 4 with hyperthreading, linux kernel with 8k stacks that I compiled myself, framebuffer turned off, and 900mb of ram. I installed, and apart from having to compile itself, there were no problems.

lspci says:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 MX 440] (rev a3)

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