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I just switched from xfree to xorg. Under Arch, I used 'pacman -Rd xfree86' to remove xfree and then installed xorg. Evertything works fine- firefox,mplayer- except for games. When I ...
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    I just switched from xfree to xorg. Under Arch, I used 'pacman -Rd xfree86' to remove xfree and then installed xorg. Evertything works fine- firefox,mplayer- except for games. When I try and load a game it either does nothing or crashes to the point where ctrl-alt-backspace won't even kill the Xserver. Currently, in xorg.conf, I haved 'glx' being loaded and not 'dri'. Could the games be having trouble with an old link to xfree? Is it an opengl problem? Any help is most appreciated.

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    Also, whenever I run
    Code:
    glxgears
    I get
    Code:
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".	
    	glxgears: Error: couldn't get an RGB, Double-buffered visual.
    Rather odd since 'glx' is being loaded in xorg.conf

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    Ok. I fixed the previous proble...minor error with nvidia. Now I have a whole new, wonderful problem! In games, my mouse cursor either randomly disappeares, line in ET, or just goes crazy in circles during gameplayer, like in Savage. Here is my mouse section for xorg.conf
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        Identifier  "Mouse1"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option "Protocol"    "ImPS/2"
        Option "Device"      "/dev/input/mice"
        Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
        Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"

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    Try removing ...
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    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    ... from it, and see if it works...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vercetti
    Try removing ...
    Code:
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    ... from it, and see if it works...
    Nah, same problem. In the late hours of last night, I read in another forum about some guy having the same problem as me. I followed what he wrote and in xorg.conf, I changed
    Code:
    SubSection  "extmod"
          Option    "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
        EndSubSection
    to
    Code:
    SubSection  "extmod"
          Option    "xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
        EndSubSection
    This fixed the spinning problem in Savage, but here's the kicker. I have 5 games in all on my box (Doom 3, Savage, ET, ET Fortress, Quake3). Doom 3 worked the entire time, even before that weird fix above. Savage now works perfectly with the fix above as does ET Fortress. But, in Quake 3 the sensitivity is ridiculous-even when I turn the sensitivity to 0!- and in ET the mouse cursor just disappears whenever I join a game and never returns. I'm at a loss and I thank you and anyone else for healping me.

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