Quake 3 Arena users: please read!

Jared Kidd jaredkidd at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 15 10:39:25 PDT 2001

umm, it's not that complicated.  Just put those resolutions in your 
/etc/XF86Config file.

Jared Kidd
"You can kill a man, but you can't kill what he stands for.
Not unless you first break his spirit."--Smoking Man (X-files)
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>From: Marc Heerdink <marc at koelkast.net>
>Reply-To: blfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org
>To: blfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org
>Subject: Quake 3 Arena users: please read!
>Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 19:35:01 +0200
>Hi all
>When playing Q3A, I get black borders if the resolution of Q3A is smaller 
>than my desktop resolution, and the game is placed in the bottom left 
>corner. So when I start Q3A at 640x480, I get this:
>  --------
>|        |
>|---     |
>| * |    |
>  --------
>with the game playing in the section marked with *. If I increase the 
>resolution, the black borders schrink, and the game grows. If the game 
>resolution is bigger than the screen resolution, I get only the upper right 
>part of the game. I am certain that this isn't caused by an improperly 
>configured Q3A.
>The weird part is, that I haven't had these problems before my previous LFS 
>system. My previous LFS used glibc 2.2.4 and kernel 2.4.9, this one glibc 
>2.2.4 and kernel 2.4.10-ac11/12. Both use XFree 4.1.0 and gcc 2.95.3. I 
>know I'm not the only one who is suffering from this problem, because a 
>friend of mine has exactly the same problem. He has a system quite 
>comparable to mine though (AMD K7 CPU, Matrox G400 card) so we can't be 
>sure yet.
>If you have Quake III Arena on your box, and if it plays well in Linux, 
>please reply to this thread and tell me:
>1) Your current kernel version
>2) Your glibc version
>3) Your X version
>4) Your Quake III Arena version
>5) Your CPU
>6) Your Card
>7) The driver you are using (native XFree/other)
>8) The kernel version glibc was linked against
>Both (2) and (8) can be obtained from the output that running 
>/lib/libc.so.6 generates (yes, this library is executable).
>If I get success stories, I'll build LFS systems with these specs and test 
>Q3A on it. Eventually, I hope I'll find the source of my problems, and I'll 
>submit it as a bug report to the authors of the package or to the authors 
>of Q3A (depends...).
>Thanks in Advantage
>PS Only give me pointers if you really know what you're talking about, 
>because you can assume that I've tried about anything in my power to trace 
>the source of the problems. I think it's caused either by the kernel 
>headers glibc was linked against, or glibc 2.2.4 itself.
>There is no programming language, no matter how structured,
>that will prevent programmers from writing bad programs.
>- L. Flon
>Marc Heerdink
>marc at koelkast.net
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