View Full Version : Linux UT GPFs?!

26th Nov 1999, 05:17 PM
Hello, all:

I've recently purchased UT and am trying to get it to work under Linux. Everything installs fine, but, whenever I try starting UT, the game crashes after the UT splash screen stating: general protection fault with a few pointers going from main to GlideDrv. This occurs with user and root installations.

I know there are people out there that have LinuxUT working, I'm just curious to see if anyone has managed to solve this problem.

Thanks for any help you can suggest!


*** Forgot to add:

UT also tries starting up in a window instead of fullscreen, regardless of changing MESA_GLX_FX=fullscreen or Default.ini to StartFullScreen=True.

[This message has been edited by shadwyll (edited 11-26-1999).]

26th Nov 1999, 09:12 PM
I'd like to know how to get it installed in the first place... the install script bails out on my system with "this installation doesn't support glibc-2.1 on x86"... What's the secret? How do i do it?

Any hints are appreciated


26th Nov 1999, 10:11 PM
I get the same message when trying to install. The solution is to have the following libraries installed:

libxml-1.4 and libglade-0.7

These RPMS should be on your distro's ftp site. I figured this out from the Loki homepage since it is their GPL installer that Epic is using.

27th Nov 1999, 12:24 PM
Thanx for the tip, i'll get those libs and try again....

one more q: can u post the link to the installer's page?


27th Nov 1999, 02:25 PM
I believe the link to Loki's site is www.lokigames.com/development/setup (http://www.lokigames.com/development/setup)

27th Nov 1999, 04:03 PM
hey i finally got it running!

Ok, here's how to do it:

I did it all manually because the installer kept bailing out or missing
files... so this is what i did:

It's a good idea to take a look at the file setup.xml located in the
setup.data dir where u unzipped the linux binaries. this file explains most of
what's to do.
Oh, and i did it all as root, but changed the userid of all UT files to my
normal userid after i was finished (but if it wont work, give it a try with
root permissions).

First, create a dir called /usr/local/games/UT, or whatever u want to have it
installed in. Copy all game contents to that direcxtory from ur cd
(maintaining the directory structure of course!). next unpack the files
LinuxCoreSystem.tar.gz and LinuxGlideSystem.tar.gz to System,
LinuxLogos.tar.gz to Logos/ and NetGamesUSA.com_v1.tar.gz to NetGamesUSA.com/

There ya go! run UnrealTournament and of you go! But there is one thing to


Serious, don't simply copy over your windows' .ini files to keep ur
settings, or u get some bad GPF's, as these files point to some Windows dll's
that can't be found with linux. If u want to keep ur old settings i'd advise u
to compare ur windows and linux inis step by step

That's all for now! I hope it helps you. For questions and stuff feel free to email or icq me!


27th Nov 1999, 04:08 PM
Oh and i forgot: For performance it's a good idea to run either a naked X-server w/o windowmanager or to run it with the simple fvwm like this:

startx fvwm

If u run UT with KDE or something similar u won't enjoy UT!