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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:37 pm    Post subject: [solved] UFO2000/Allegro: Error: set_gfx_mode() failed Reply with quote

Hello!

i am desperated to get this funky game running, i spent years of my life with xcom and ufo games...

but whatever settings i try (fullscreen or windowed, root or not, different X resolutions, different resoulutions/colors in ufo2000.ini) i always get

Code:
AcerGentooBox bin # ./ufo2000
Error: set_gfx_mode() failed (Can not set video mode).


This seems to be an allegro problem, though liquidwar for example works in all resolutions.


the only (ugly) picture i got was when i tried it in fbconsole; some 640x480 with 4 colors or so.
this has to work with X, too.

these are the things i can think of as being relevant. if something's missing, feel free to tell me and i'll be glad if you can help me!


Code:
AcerGentooBox bin # emerge --info
Portage 2.0.51.22-r3 (default-linux/x86/2005.0, gcc-3.3.6, glibc-2.3.5-r2, 2.6.13-gentoo-r5 i686)
=================================================================
System uname: 2.6.13-gentoo-r5 i686 Mobile AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2800+
Gentoo Base System version 1.6.13
distcc 2.18.3 i686-pc-linux-gnu (protocols 1 and 2) (default port 3632) [enabled]
ccache version 2.3 [enabled]
dev-lang/python:     2.3.5
sys-apps/sandbox:    1.2.10
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.13, 2.59-r6
sys-devel/automake:  1.4_p6, 1.5, 1.6.3, 1.7.9-r1, 1.8.5-r3, 1.9.6-r1
sys-devel/binutils:  2.15.92.0.2-r10
sys-devel/libtool:   1.5.18-r1
virtual/os-headers:  2.6.11-r2
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="x86"
AUTOCLEAN="yes"
CBUILD="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-O2 -march=athlon-xp -mfpmath=sse -mmmx -msse -m3dnow -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe"
CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/kde/2/share/config /usr/kde/3.3/env /usr/kde/3.3/share/config /usr/kde/3.3/shutdown /usr/kde/3/share/config /usr/lib/X11/xkb /usr/share/config /usr/share/texmf/dvipdfm/config/ /usr/share/texmf/dvips/config/ /usr/share/texmf/tex/generic/config/ /usr/share/texmf/tex/platex/config/ /usr/share/texmf/xdvi/ /var/qmail/control"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/gconf /etc/terminfo /etc/env.d"
CXXFLAGS="-O2 -march=athlon-xp -mfpmath=sse -mmmx -msse -m3dnow -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe"
DISTDIR="/usr/portage/distfiles"
FEATURES="autoconfig ccache distcc distlocks sandbox sfperms strict"
GENTOO_MIRRORS="http://gentoo.inode.at http://gentoo.osuosl.org http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/distributions/gentoo"
MAKEOPTS="-j4"
PKGDIR="/usr/portage/packages"
PORTAGE_TMPDIR="/var/tmp"
PORTDIR="/usr/portage"
PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/usr/local/portage"
SYNC="rsync://gentoo.inode.at/gentoo-portage"
USE="x86 3dnow 3dnowext X aac acpi alsa apm arts audiofile avi bash-completion berkdb bitmap-fonts bzip2 bzlib cdparanoia cdr cpdflib crypt cscope ctype cups curl dga dio directfb divx4linux dvd dvdread eds emboss encode esd ethereal exif expat fam fbcon fdftk ffmpeg flacflash flatfile foomaticdb fortran ftp gd gdbm gif gimpprint glut gpm gstreamer gtk gtk2 idn ieee1394 imagemagick imap imlib jack java jpeg kde ladcca lcms libg++ libwww lirc mad mikmod mime ming mmx mmxext mng motif mp3 mpeg nas ncurses nls nptl ogg oggvorbis openal opengl oss pam pcre pda pdflib perl png pnp ppds python qt quicktime readline real samba sdl slang sndfile sockets spell sse ssl svg svga tcpd tetex tidy tiff truetype truetype-fonts type1-fonts udev unicode usb vcd vorbis wifi win32codecs wmf xine xinerama xml xml2 xmms xosd xv xvid zlib userland_GNU kernel_linux elibc_glibc"
Unset:  ASFLAGS, CTARGET, LANG, LC_ALL, LDFLAGS, LINGUAS


Code:
AcerGentooBox bin # emerge -pv allegro ufo2000

These are the packages that I would merge, in order:

Calculating dependencies ...done!
[ebuild   R   ] media-libs/allegro-4.0.3  +X +alsa +arts -doc +esd +fbcon +mmx +oss +sse -static +svga +tetex 0 kB
[ebuild   R   ] games-strategy/ufo2000-0.6.627  +vorbis 0 kB

Total size of downloads: 0 kB


Code:
AcerGentooBox bin # emerge -pv xorg-x11 ati-drivers

These are the packages that I would merge, in order:

Calculating dependencies ...done!
[ebuild     U ] x11-base/xorg-x11-6.8.2-r4 [6.8.2-r1] -3dfx +3dnow +bitmap-fonts -cjk -debug -dlloader -dmx -doc -font-server* -insecure-drivers -ipv6 -minimal +mmx +nls -nocxx +opengl +pam -sdk +sse -static +truetype-fonts +type1-fonts (-uclibc) -xprint +xv 172 kB
[ebuild   R   ] media-video/ati-drivers-8.14.13-r2  +opengl 0 kB

Total size of downloads: 172 kB


Code:
AcerGentooBox ~ # cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | /usr/bin/perl  -e 'while(<>) { print unless m/^#/ or m/^\s+$/; }'
Section "dri"
    Mode 0666
EndSection
Section "Module"
    Load        "dbe"   # Double buffer extension
    SubSection  "extmod"
      Option    "omit xfree86-dga"
    EndSubSection
    Load        "type1"
    Load        "freetype"
    Load        "glx"   # libglx.a
    Load        "dri"   # libdri.a
    Load        "synaptics"
EndSection
Section "Files"
    RgbPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Keyboard1"
    Driver      "kbd"
    Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
    Option "XkbRules"   "xfree86"
    Option "XkbModel"   "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout"  "de"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol"   "ImPS/2"
    Option "ZAxisMapping"   "4 5"
    Option "Device"     "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Buttons"    "7"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Touchpad"
        Driver          "synaptics"
        Option          "Device"        "/dev/psaux"
        Option          "SendCoreEvents"
        Option          "Protocol"      "auto-dev"
        Option          "LeftEdge"      "1900"
        Option          "RightEdge"     "5400"
        Option          "TopEdge"       "1900"
        Option          "BottomEdge"    "4000"
        Option          "FingerLow"     "25"
        Option          "FingerHigh"    "30"
        Option          "MaxTapTime"    "180"
        Option          "MaxTapMove"    "220"
        Option          "VertScrollDelta" "100"
        Option          "MinSpeed"      "0.02"
        Option          "MaxSpeed"      "0.18"
        Option          "AccelFactor"   "0.0010"
        Option          "UpDownScrolling" "on"
        Option          "SHMConfig"       "on"
EndSection
Section "Monitor"
    Identifier  "LaptopTFT"
    HorizSync   31.5 - 48.4
    VertRefresh 50 - 70
    Option "DPMS"
EndSection
Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Standard VGA"
    VendorName  "Unknown"
    BoardName   "Unknown"
    Driver      "vga"
EndSection
Section "Device"
    Identifier                          "ATI Graphics Adapter"
    Driver                              "fglrx"
    #Option                              "NoDDC"
    Option "no_accel"                   "no"
    Option "no_dri"                     "no"
    Option "mtrr"                       "off" # disable DRI mtrr mapper, driver has its own code for mtrr
    Option "DesktopSetup"               "0x00000200"
    Option "MonitorLayout"              "AUTO, NONE"
    Option "IgnoreEDID"                 "off"
    Option "HSync2"                     "unspecified"
    Option "VRefresh2"                  "unspecified"
    Option "ScreenOverlap"              "0"
    Option "NoTV"                       "no"
    Option "TVStandard"                 "PAL-B"
    Option "TVHSizeAdj"                 "0"
    Option "TVVSizeAdj"                 "0"
    Option "TVHPosAdj"                  "0"
    Option "TVVPosAdj"                  "0"
    Option "TVHStartAdj"                "0"
    Option "TVColorAdj"                 "0"
    Option "GammaCorrectionI"           "0x06419064"
    Option "GammaCorrectionII"          "0x06419064"
    Option "Capabilities"               "0x00000000"
    Option "VideoOverlay"               "on"
    Option "OpenGLOverlay"              "off"
    Option "CenterMode"                 "off"
    Option "PseudoColorVisuals"         "off"
    Option "Stereo"                     "off"
    Option "StereoSyncEnable"           "1"
    Option "FSAAEnable"                 "no"
    Option "FSAAScale"                  "1"
    Option "FSAADisableGamma"           "no"
    Option "FSAACustomizeMSPos"         "no"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX0"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY0"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX1"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY1"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX2"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY2"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX3"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY3"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX4"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY4"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX5"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY5"                "0.000000"
    Option "UseFastTLS"                 "0"
    Option "BlockSignalsOnLock"         "on"
    Option "UseInternalAGPGART"         "yes"
    Option "ForceGenericCPU"            "no"
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"    # vendor=1002, device=4e50
    Screen 0
EndSection
Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen0"
    Device      "ATI Graphics Adapter"
    Monitor     "LaptopTFT"
    DefaultDepth 24
    #Option "backingstore"
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1024x768" "800x600"
        ViewPort    0 0  # initial origin if mode is smaller than desktop
    EndSubsection
EndSection
Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier  "Server Layout"
    Screen "Screen0"
    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Touchpad"
EndSection




thanks in advance!

tbart


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try to rebuild allegro with USE="-arts -esd -fbcon -svga" (any extra bloat can be potentially a source of bugs), also try "~x86" version of allegro, preferably the latest 4.2.0 (ebuild can be found in bugzilla).

As for ufo2000, you may try the latest beta version of the game (stable version is almost a year old now). It can be compiled quite easily using scons:
# wget http://ufo2000.lxnt.info/files/ufo2000-0.7.971-src.tar.bz2
# tar -xjf ufo2000-0.7.971-src.tar.bz2
# cd ufo2000-0.7.971
# emerge scons
# scons

Also you can ask for support in ufo2000 forums. Good luck.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it took me a long time and studying the sources to find out there's a ufo2000.ini in your homes and editing /usr/share/games/ufo2000/ufo2000.ini won't change a thing.

i put together an ebuild for the newest version which *should* work. everyone interested pm me.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

disclaimer: I'm one of the upstream ufo2000 developers who is also gentoo linux user

tbart wrote:
it took me a long time and studying the sources to find out there's a ufo2000.ini in your homes and editing /usr/share/games/ufo2000/ufo2000.ini won't change a thing.

There is no 'ufo2000.ini' in '/usr/share/games/ufo2000/', only 'ufo2000.default.ini', which contains the following notice by the way:
Code:

# Configuration file for ufo2000
# Settings that are loaded and used by the game are stored in 'ufo2000.ini'
# Please note that 'ufo2000.default.ini' is just ini-file template, that
# can be used to restore 'ufo2000.ini' when it is missing or broken

So there wasn't any need for studying the sources for a long time. But as I did not get any reply in ufo2000 forum about what was the real problem (the default ini-file was considered to be ok), I'm asking it here. My only guess is that it could be 640x400 fullscreen mode that is not supported on your machine for some reason. Is it true?

Quote:

i put together an ebuild for the newest version which *should* work. everyone interested pm me.

Is it a fix for 0.6.627 version (supposedly a patch for ini file)? Or is it a ebuild for the latest ufo2000 beta? As for the latest beta versions, they are released too often and sometimes break compatibility, so submitting beta ebuilds to the portage tree makes little sense. If anybody is interested, I can make ebuild that fetches the latest ufo2000 sources from SVN repository and compiles them.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ssvb wrote:
If anybody is interested, I can make ebuild that fetches the latest ufo2000 sources from SVN repository and compiles them.


I'm interested. I can't believe no one replied before now.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AaronPPC wrote:
ssvb wrote:
If anybody is interested, I can make ebuild that fetches the latest ufo2000 sources from SVN repository and compiles them.

I'm interested. I can't believe no one replied before now.

OK, that should not be that hard. I even submitted SVN ebuild some time ago, but it is gentoo policy not to put such ebuilds into the portage tree: https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=72733
I'll take that ebuild, ensure that it works (it might require some changes, as it was made very long ago) and put it on ufo2000 home page for download.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done, SVN ebuld is now available from ufo2000 home page. Tested on x86 and amd64, but ppc and arm might work as well. There might be bugs of course, but don't bug gentoo developers and report any problems to ufo2000 bugtracker. Have fun :)
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