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HikingPete Jan 29, 2013 @ 10:39am
Half Life on Fedora
Anyone running Half Life on Fedora?

I'm getting an error when I try to run it:
(hl_linux:3328): Gdk-ERROR **: The program 'hl_linux' received an X Window System error. This probably reflects a bug in the program. The error was 'GLXUnsupportedPrivateRequest'. (Details: serial 860 error_code 152 request_code 135 minor_code 16) (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously; that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it. To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.) /home/stefan/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/common/Half-Life/ line 38: 3328 Trace/breakpoint trap (core dumped) ${DEBUGGER} "${GAMEROOT}"/${GAMEEXE} $@ Game removed: AppID 70 "Half-Life (Beta)", ProcID 3328
Most of the errors I've encountered have to do with missing packages, but I can't figure this one out. I'm also getting a similar error on Superbrothers Sword & Sorcery.

I guess I should add that I'm running 64bit.
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instabilis Jan 29, 2013 @ 11:47am 
What graphics card and which drivers are you using? Do you have the 32-bit libs for it installed? (ie xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686)

Half-Life runs fine on my system, Fedora 18 64-bit with Nvidia driver.
Last edited by instabilis; Jan 29, 2013 @ 12:01pm
HikingPete Jan 29, 2013 @ 11:55am 
Thanks for the feedback,

I'm using the graphics driver installed by following this guide:

Not everything is failing; I've played a bunch of Solar 2, and Dynamite Jack, and Killing Floor. I've managed to hunt down and install a variety of i686 packages (yum search; yum install) to get this far, so I'm kind of expecting more of the same.
HikingPete Jan 29, 2013 @ 1:59pm 
Well, on one of my computers which was experiencing this problem, I fixed it by installing xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686 - which I was positive I'd already installed. Later I'll try this on my other computer which is experiencing this issue - which I'm even more positive has already got this installed. I'll post my results later, but it seems clear that my issue is resolved by this package.
HikingPete Jan 29, 2013 @ 4:12pm 
Well, I closed and re-opened steam; half life updated itself; and it ran when I launched it. I did indeed have xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686. No idea what had happened.
I'm having a very similar problem and can't launch the game. It gets stuck on the splash screen showing our favorite MIT grad.

I didn't install xorg-x11-drv* because in yum this is what I got:

--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia conflicts with xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-173.14.36-1.fc18.x86_64
Error: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx conflicts with 1:xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-304.64-5.fc18.x86_64
You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

I can't remember if I installed my NVidia drivers manually or if I'm still running what came stock on the Fedora 18 disc image. Running a Quadro 1700m here.
instabilis Apr 1, 2013 @ 3:57pm 
Not surprised install xorg-x11-drv* didn't work, as the error message says "xorg-x11-drv-nvidia conflicts with xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx". The xorg-x11-drv-nvidia package is for the latest GeForce cards, xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx package is for GeForce 5 series cards.

The default Fedora repositories don't provide the proprietary drivers (or any non-free software for that matter). Most likely you have enabled a third-party repo like RPM Fusion[].
Last edited by instabilis; Apr 1, 2013 @ 3:59pm
Hey guys I finally got Half Life running fine in Fedora 18. I didn't want to install xorg-x11-drv* because of the aforementioned conflict yum presented. Windows ♥♥♥♥♥ its pants with two drivers fighting with each other so I sure as hell didn't want to risk Fedora with this. However what did fix it was installing a specific package and that did the trick. I didn't want to try out instabilis's advice yet but googling around ends up with you reading a lot of people advocating that package on 64-bit installs

sudo yum install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686

Despite it being a 32-bit package, it plays nicely with the 64-bit nvidia driver. After installing it, jump right in and the next thing you know you hear that ever-so-familiar voice saying "Welcome to the Black Mesa transit system...."

I hope that helps you out stefan.buller

3.8.5-201.fc18 on Dell M4400

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