Welcome to a issue 3 of the LGP customer services report for the LGP Blog.
Update: Patches are now available for X² and X³, the workarounds for these games are no longer needed. Ballistics might still need it.
Ballistics, X2 & X3: Problems starting on Ubuntu 10.04
Several users have contacted us concerning problems starting Ballistics, X²: The Threat and X³: Reunion.The problem is due to Ubuntu changing their system for managing ld.so paths and the games not handling it like they are suppose to. A patch will be released soon which addresses this problem, meanwhile you can use the following workarounds to play the games. Instead of just using the “ballistics”, “x2″ or “x3″ commands, use one of these to launch the game instead:
ballistics --withgl $(\tail -n 1 /etc/ld.so.conf.d/GL.conf)
X²: The Threat:
x2 --withgl $(\tail -n 1 /etc/ld.so.conf.d/GL.conf)
x3 --withgl $(\tail -n 1 /etc/ld.so.conf.d/GL.conf)
A user on ubuntu forums has this problem with shadowgrounds:
Thanks for the update, nice to know patches are coming, tempted to buy :)
Thanks for the heads up, I’ll reply on the forum :)
Since I asked you yesterday about this problem and got a solution today (not even 24h!) I have to say: Thank you LGP. I really appreciate that.
Thanks for posting. I must not have pulled the affected update yet. I’ve been running x2 nightly without ‘–withgl’.
[...] and issues with some Linux kernel changes. These patches also fix the problem mentioned in the last customer service update. Use the lgp_update tool to update your games. Other games will be receiving patches as they become [...]
I can start the game now, it runs into full window mode, but then (after some colours) the x-server starts again, and i have to login.
A game should not be able to crash the X server, so this indicates a bug in either the X server or in your driver. Try upgrading or downgrading your driver.
If the problem persists, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with information about your card and output from the test tool (//demofiles.linuxgamepublishing.com/lgp_testtool/).