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vsteel Jan 17, 2013 @ 9:51pm
[SOLVED]Issue report: Postal 2 lockup on intro screen
When I try and play postal 2 I get the little red screen that comes up with the warning of don't do any of this stuff in real life. The box goes away and then the next full screen starts to appear and it locks up. (I can tell by an icon on my monitor I am switching resolutions but I don't know to what.) It is dark but you can just start to make out some items vaguely. Just like it has shown the first frame of an animation and then locked up on the fade in. You can't alt tab or anything out of the screen. Sound I think is working normally. I have to hit the reset button to escape.

I didn't find any logs that would help as the machine locks up so hard I don't think they are getting captured. If you can point me to some logs that you would like to see or experiments I should run I would be more than happy to.

Processor Information:
Vendor: GenuineIntel
Speed: 3401 Mhz
8 logical processors
4 physical processors
HyperThreading: Supported
FCMOV: Supported
SSE2: Supported
SSE3: Supported
SSSE3: Supported
SSE4a: Unsupported
SSE41: Supported
SSE42: Supported

Network Information:
Network Speed:

Operating System Version:
Ubuntu 12.10 (64 bit)
Kernel Name: Linux
Kernel Version: 3.5.0-21-generic
X Server vendor: The X.Org Foundation
X Server release: 11300000

Video Card:
Driver: NVIDIA Corporation GeForce GTX 680/PCIe/SSE2

Driver Version: 4.3.0 NVIDIA 313.09
Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel
Monitor Refresh Rate: 59 Hz
VendorID: 0x10de
DeviceID: 0x1180
Number of Monitors: 1
Number of Logical Video Cards: 1
Primary Display Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Desktop Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Primary Display Size: 20.43" x 12.76" (24.06" diag)
51.9cm x 32.4cm (61.1cm diag)
Primary Bus: PCI Express 16x
Primary VRAM: 4096 MB
Supported MSAA Modes: 2x 4x 8x 16x

Sound card:
Audio device: AV200

RAM: 32122 Mb

UI Language: English
Microphone: Not set
Total Hard Disk Space Available: 1877791 Mb
Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 1285924 Mb

Installed software:

Recent Failure Reports:

Solution: I was unable to find any errors and Postal 2 would keep locking up so I thought I would start it from the console to allow me to see what was going on and capture the output. For some reason starting Steam from the console allowed Postal 2 to run. I was able to change the game resolution to my standard screen resolution and then I could start Steam from my icon from my KDE start menu and have Postal 2 work correctly.
Last edited by vsteel; Jan 18, 2013 @ 10:50pm
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vsteel Jan 26, 2013 @ 9:42am 
I also had this issue on Postal 2 Apocalypse weekend. The intro screen would be black but I could hear the music and moving the mouse around I could hear menu items being selected. Started Steam from the command line, loaded the game in the default resolution just fine, set it to my screens resolution (1900x1200) and it would work like normal after that.

I am not sure what the issues are with the screen resolution when starting from an icon versus starting from the command line.
Last edited by vsteel; Jan 26, 2013 @ 9:44am
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