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[RESOLVED] Debian: Black screen on start (video drivers needed clean reinstall)

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I checked out the code from Subversion, installed several missing dependencies and successfully built 0ad. When I run the game I built, I get music, the 0ad cursor, and a black screen.

I also have the game installed from a Debian package. It previously worked, but now gives the same black screen on startup.

Is this a problem that others have seen before on Debian?

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As with http://trac.wildfiregames.com/ticket/1570 I get the black screen and the cursor in windowed mode. I don't get the same behavior if I start from the command line and use -vsync 1, in that test I get no 0ad cursor and no music, just full screen blackness.

Fortunately synaptic keeps its history. Unfortunately the history is long.

Installed the following packages:

libwxbase2.8-dev (

libwxgtk2.8-dev (

wx-common (

wx2.8-headers (

Upgraded the following packages:

libxcursor1 (1:1.1.13-1) to 1:1.1.13-1+deb7u1

libxfixes3 (1:5.0-4) to 1:5.0-4+deb7u1

libxrender1 (1:0.9.7-1) to 1:0.9.7-1+deb7u1

Installed the following packages:

libxcursor-dev (1:1.1.13-1+deb7u1)

libxfixes-dev (1:5.0-4+deb7u1)

libxrender-dev (1:0.9.7-1+deb7u1)

x11proto-fixes-dev (1:5.0-2)

x11proto-render-dev (2:0.11.1-2)

Installed the following packages:

libogg-dev (1.3.0-4)

libvorbis-dev (1.3.2-1.3)

Upgraded the following packages:

libcomerr2 (1.42.5-1) to 1.42.5-1.1

libcurl3-gnutls (7.26.0-1) to 7.26.0-1+wheezy2

libgcrypt11 (1.5.0-3) to 1.5.0-5

libgnutls26 (2.12.20-2) to 2.12.20-6

libgssapi-krb5-2 (1.10.1+dfsg-3) to 1.10.1+dfsg-5

libgssrpc4 (1.10.1+dfsg-3) to 1.10.1+dfsg-5

libk5crypto3 (1.10.1+dfsg-3) to 1.10.1+dfsg-5

libkrb5-3 (1.10.1+dfsg-3) to 1.10.1+dfsg-5

libkrb5support0 (1.10.1+dfsg-3) to 1.10.1+dfsg-5

libldap-2.4-2 (2.4.31-1) to 2.4.31-1+nmu2

Installed the following packages:

comerr-dev (2.1-1.42.5-1.1)

krb5-multidev (1.10.1+dfsg-5)

libcurl4-gnutls-dev (7.26.0-1+wheezy2)

libgcrypt11-dev (1.5.0-5)

libgnutls-dev (2.12.20-6)

libgnutls-openssl27 (2.12.20-6)

libgnutlsxx27 (2.12.20-6)

libgpg-error-dev (1.10-3.1)

libidn11-dev (1.25-2)

libkadm5clnt-mit8 (1.10.1+dfsg-5)

libkadm5srv-mit8 (1.10.1+dfsg-5)

libkdb5-6 (1.10.1+dfsg-5)

libkrb5-dev (1.10.1+dfsg-5)

libldap2-dev (2.4.31-1+nmu2)

libp11-kit-dev (0.12-3)

librtmp-dev (2.4+20111222.git4e06e21-1)

libssh2-1-dev (1.4.2-1.1)

libtasn1-3-dev (2.13-2)

Upgraded the following packages:

libavahi-client3 (0.6.31-1) to 0.6.31-2

libavahi-common3 (0.6.31-1) to 0.6.31-2

libfreetype6 (2.4.9-1) to 2.4.9-1.1

libgl1-mesa-glx (8.0.4-2) to 8.0.5-4+deb7u1

libglapi-mesa (8.0.4-2) to 8.0.5-4+deb7u1

libglib2.0-0 (2.33.12+really2.32.4-3) to 2.33.12+really2.32.4-5

libglib2.0-bin (2.33.12+really2.32.4-3) to 2.33.12+really2.32.4-5

libglu1-mesa (8.0.4-2) to 8.0.5-4+deb7u1

libjson0 (0.9-1.1) to 0.10-1.2

libpulse-mainloop-glib0 (2.0-6) to 2.0-6.1

libpulse0 (2.0-6) to 2.0-6.1

libxext6 (2:1.3.1-2) to 2:1.3.1-2+deb7u1

pulseaudio (2.0-6) to 2.0-6.1

pulseaudio-module-x11 (2.0-6) to 2.0-6.1

pulseaudio-utils (2.0-6) to 2.0-6.1

Installed the following packages:

libasound2-dev (1.0.25-4)

libavahi-client-dev (0.6.31-2)

libavahi-common-dev (0.6.31-2)

libcaca-dev (0.99.beta18-1)

libdbus-1-dev (1.6.8-1)

libdirectfb-dev (

libdirectfb-extra (

libfreetype6-dev (2.4.9-1.1)

libgl1-mesa-dev (8.0.5-4+deb7u1)

libglib2.0-dev (2.33.12+really2.32.4-5)

libglu1-mesa-dev (8.0.5-4+deb7u1)

libjpeg8-dev (8d-1)

libpcre3-dev (1:8.30-5)

libpcrecpp0 (1:8.30-5)

libpng12-dev (1.2.49-1)

libpulse-dev (2.0-6.1)

libsdl1.2-dev (1.2.15-5)

libslang2-dev (2.2.4-15)

libts-dev (1.0-11)

libxext-dev (2:1.3.1-2+deb7u1)

x11proto-xext-dev (7.2.1-1)

Installed the following packages:

mesa-common-dev (8.0.5-4+deb7u1)

Installed the following packages:

libopenal-dev (1:1.14-4)

Installed the following packages:

cmake (2.8.9-1)

cmake-data (2.8.9-1)

emacsen-common (2.0.5)

libcurl3 (7.26.0-1+wheezy2)

libxmlrpc-core-c3 (1.16.33-3.2)

Installed the following packages:

zip (3.0-6)

Upgraded the following packages:

libxml2 (2.8.0+dfsg1-6) to 2.8.0+dfsg1-7+nmu1

Installed the following packages:

libxml2-dev (2.8.0+dfsg1-7+nmu1)

Upgraded the following packages:

libboost-iostreams1.49.0 (1.49.0-3.1) to 1.49.0-3.2

libboost-program-options1.49.0 (1.49.0-3.1) to 1.49.0-3.2

libboost-thread1.49.0 (1.49.0-3.1) to 1.49.0-3.2

libicu48 ( to

libpython2.7 (2.7.3~rc2-2.1) to 2.7.3-6

libssl1.0.0 (1.0.1c-4) to 1.0.1e-2

python (2.7.3~rc2-1) to 2.7.3-4

python-minimal (2.7.3~rc2-1) to 2.7.3-4

python2.7 (2.7.3~rc2-2.1) to 2.7.3-6

python2.7-minimal (2.7.3~rc2-2.1) to 2.7.3-6

Installed the following packages:

gccxml (0.9.0+cvs20120420-4)

libboost-all-dev (

libboost-chrono-dev (

libboost-chrono1.49-dev (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-chrono1.49.0 (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-date-time-dev (

libboost-date-time1.49-dev (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-date-time1.49.0 (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-dev (

libboost-filesystem-dev (

libboost-filesystem1.49-dev (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-filesystem1.49.0 (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-graph-dev (

libboost-graph-parallel-dev (

libboost-graph-parallel1.49-dev (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-graph-parallel1.49.0 (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-graph1.49-dev (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-graph1.49.0 (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-iostreams-dev (

libboost-iostreams1.49-dev (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-locale-dev (

libboost-locale1.49-dev (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-locale1.49.0 (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-math-dev (

libboost-math1.49-dev (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-math1.49.0 (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-mpi-dev (

libboost-mpi-python-dev (

libboost-mpi-python1.49-dev (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-mpi-python1.49.0 (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-mpi1.49-dev (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-mpi1.49.0 (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-program-options-dev (

libboost-program-options1.49-dev (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-python-dev (

libboost-python1.49-dev (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-python1.49.0 (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-random-dev (

libboost-random1.49-dev (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-random1.49.0 (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-regex-dev (

libboost-regex1.49-dev (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-serialization-dev (

libboost-serialization1.49-dev (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-serialization1.49.0 (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-signals-dev (

libboost-signals1.49-dev (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-system-dev (

libboost-system1.49-dev (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-system1.49.0 (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-test-dev (

libboost-test1.49-dev (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-test1.49.0 (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-thread-dev (

libboost-thread1.49-dev (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-timer-dev (

libboost-timer1.49-dev (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-timer1.49.0 (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-wave-dev (

libboost-wave1.49-dev (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost-wave1.49.0 (1.49.0-3.2)

libboost1.49-dev (1.49.0-3.2)

libexpat1-dev (2.1.0-1)

libibverbs-dev (1.1.6-1)

libibverbs1 (1.1.6-1)

libicu-dev (

libnuma1 (2.0.8~rc4-1)

libopenmpi-dev (1.4.5-1)

libopenmpi1.3 (1.4.5-1)

libssl-dev (1.0.1e-2)

libssl-doc (1.0.1e-2)

libtorque2 (2.4.16+dfsg-1)

mpi-default-dev (1.0.1)

openmpi-common (1.4.5-1)

python-dev (2.7.3-4)

python2.7-dev (2.7.3-6)

zlib1g-dev (1:1.2.7.dfsg-13)

Other than that I didn't touch a thing!

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After doing

apt-get dist-upgrade

I now have the cursor, menu text, music, and no graphics. If I start a game I get the minimap in the lower left, and a black main screen, with a greyscale conical shape at the center, FWIW.


Edited by Don

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Ah. I think we're on the right track for two reasons. One, when I was trying to install the prerequisites, I remember thinking the build instructions were ambiguous about which OpenGL package I needed. Two, when I open the Nvidia X Server Settings application and hit OpenGL/GLX Information, the application crashes.

What specific packages do I need to meet the OpenGL requirement?

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This was solved by uninstalling-reinstalling video drivers. Now I can play my games (woo) and build the 0ad code as well.

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