Wesnoth 1.6.5 won't work with Ubuntu karmic koala

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Wesnoth 1.6.5 won't work with Ubuntu karmic koala

Post by CaroleB » October 31st, 2009, 4:35 pm

I upgraded from Jaunty to Karmic on Friday and Wesnoth doesn't work properly any more.

There is no sound (I have tried installing the wesnoth-music oackage but it says it is already at the current release) and when I try and quit, the window just hangs up and I have to kill the process.

Any ideas?

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Re: Wesnoth 1.6.5 won't work with Ubuntu karmic koala

Post by garyedwardjohnston » November 1st, 2009, 5:07 am

same here

karmic is having serious sound issues i think

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Post by Zarel » November 1st, 2009, 5:49 am

Sounds like Jaunty all over again. :(
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Re: Wesnoth 1.6.5 won't work with Ubuntu karmic koala

Post by ivanovic » November 1st, 2009, 2:17 pm

Regarding the ubuntu bug tracker, sound is (due to some strange pulseaudio setup) still borked in the latest ubuntu version. Have a look at the respective bug report that ubuntu has and notice that it affects all games relying on sdl-mixer.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/442535

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Re: Wesnoth 1.6.5 won't work with Ubuntu karmic koala

Post by HomerJ » November 1st, 2009, 5:27 pm

Freshly installed Koala here (me -> linux first timer), no probs with BfW so far, can't judge about sound since I disable sounds.

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Re: Wesnoth 1.6.5 won't work with Ubuntu karmic koala

Post by Thanatos » November 1st, 2009, 8:39 pm

Zarel wrote:Sounds like Jaunty all over again. :(
Actually, I feel more and more confirmed in my opinion to use Ubuntu's LTS versions only and even then wait for a month or so 'til the major problems are known and solved...
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Post by Zarel » November 1st, 2009, 10:23 pm

Thanatos wrote:Actually, I feel more and more confirmed in my opinion to use Ubuntu's LTS versions only and even then wait for a month or so 'til the major problems are known and solved...
Thanatos wrote:solved...
> implying that Ubuntu actually solves its major problems...

They don't fix anything except security issues. It's literally their official policy.
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Post by Thanatos » November 1st, 2009, 10:59 pm

Zarel wrote:> implying that Ubuntu actually solves its major problems...

They don't fix anything except security issues. It's literally their official policy.
Actually, this is false.
I consider the problem mentioned as a case of instance two.
However, even iff this wouldn't be the case: Normally, there are at least good workarounds available after a while.
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Post by Zarel » November 1st, 2009, 11:05 pm

Thanatos wrote:Actually, this is false.
I consider the problem mentioned as a case of instance two.
However, even iff this wouldn't be the case: Normally, there are at least good workarounds available after a while.
Yeah, that and "really major" problems.

iirc, they don't consider sounds not working to be that major.
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Post by Thanatos » November 1st, 2009, 11:23 pm

We'll see. I'd consider a non-working library a major problem.
However, you're free to use any other distribution.
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Re: Wesnoth 1.6.5 won't work with Ubuntu karmic koala

Post by HomerJ » November 2nd, 2009, 9:20 am

:augh: Guys, don't talk like that over Ubuntu, I finally (after long internal struggle) decided to move my a** and try linux to learn about it. Don't ruin it for me!!11eleven

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Post by Thanatos » November 2nd, 2009, 2:03 pm

HomerJ wrote::augh: Guys, don't talk like that over Ubuntu, I finally (after long internal struggle) decided to move my a** and try linux to learn about it. Don't ruin it for me!!11eleven
... and you definately did the right thing. ;)
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Post by Zarel » November 2nd, 2009, 7:34 pm

HomerJ wrote::augh: Guys, don't talk like that over Ubuntu, I finally (after long internal struggle) decided to move my a** and try linux to learn about it. Don't ruin it for me!!11eleven
Heh, don't worry about it. My criticisms of Ubuntu are minor compared to, say, Windows. Go ahead and try it.
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Post by HomerJ » November 3rd, 2009, 9:40 am

Whoohooo! That restores my enthusiasm. I already managed to (staticaly) mount a windows NTFS (data) partition and it only took me about ten different wiki pages to go through. :D

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Re: Wesnoth 1.6.5 won't work with Ubuntu karmic koala

Post by lmelior » November 4th, 2009, 10:04 pm

Thanatos wrote:
Zarel wrote:Sounds like Jaunty all over again. :(
Actually, I feel more and more confirmed in my opinion to use Ubuntu's LTS versions only and even then wait for a month or so 'til the major problems are known and solved...
I've been hanging back one release, and it's been working great. I just upgraded from Intrepid to Jaunty about a month ago, and I've had no issues whatsoever.

Ubuntu's PulseAudio implementation has been positively awful for many releases now, by all accounts. For people who have issues like this I'd consider giving OSSv4 a shot and kicking ALSA and PulseAudio to the curb. Here's one tutorial I found after a quick search, seems to be relatively complete.

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