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Bill Lumberg
Fly Drunk
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2010.08.29 00:44:00 - [1]
 

Ok, so to start I've got Eve working beautifully under Ubuntu 8.04, but to do so, and avoid a lot of crashes if I alt-tab out or switch desktops, I had to configure Wine to give Eve it's own virtual desktop. Again, Eve runs awesome, no issues whatsoever (aside from the jukebox not working). Only problem is now my push to talk key doesn't work for Vent or TS3 unless I alt-tab to them first. I'm sure you can see how that would present an issue mid combat, etc... Is anyone else experiencing the same issue, and if so, is there a decent fix?

Miraqu
Caldari
Posted - 2010.08.30 16:26:00 - [2]
 

Are you running TS/Vent under wine too?

If yes, why?

Xianthar
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
Posted - 2010.08.30 22:09:00 - [3]
 

Don't use the windows Ventrillo client, there is a perfectly good native linux client for ventrillo servers called mangler which works awesome and has better audio processing to boot.

For TS3, you should only have this issue if your running the windows client with wine, there is a native linux client, just use that, its a download right on their website.

Once your running native clients for both this issue goes away...just make sure your push to talk key isn't something that your window manager has assigned to some task or it may intercept it.

As a side not, why such an old version of ubuntu?


Draco Argen
Posted - 2010.09.01 23:32:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Draco Argen on 01/09/2010 23:33:27
The alt-tabbing + crash issue is probably because your not running Eve/Wine with in virtual desktop mode.
While native mode integrates with your window manager better visually (Startup logo central) Having a virtual desktop seems to prevent these crashes. (Launch winecfg and check the Graphics tab)

In KDE I could switched the windowed copy of eve into full screen mode and eventually wrote a script to start wine with "kstart --fullscreen" which made it look and behave perfectly.

However i heartily back Mangler as an excellent Vent client (with OSD of talking toon name with latest version). TS2 and TS3 native Linux clients work fine if you launch them with padsp (presuming your using pulse audio)
Only just upgraded to Gnome with Fedora 13 so not got a neat "fullscreen" mechanic yet.

Asian Salad
Posted - 2010.09.02 21:15:00 - [5]
 

yerr, mangler is great.

Bill Lumberg
Fly Drunk
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2010.09.03 21:53:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Bill Lumberg on 03/09/2010 22:36:22
thanks for the help, and yeah i am running the linux version of TS3, and it suddenly started behaving correctly. i didn't know about mangler though, so i'll definately have to give that a shot for vent, as vent through wine is a tad buggy sometimes. and the only reason i'm using 8.10 ubuntu instead of 10.04 is because i don't want to do a whole format (moreso because i can't back up everything on the hd), and from what i've read about 10.04, the main speed increase is with the ext4 file system. there isn't a way that i don't know about to convert from ext3 to ext4 w/out formatting, is there? :) (also, i have my /home folder on a separate partition, so i could format the system partition... i wonder if that would be worthwhile...)

Xianthar
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
Posted - 2010.09.06 20:25:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Bill Lumberg
Edited by: Bill Lumberg on 03/09/2010 22:36:22
thanks for the help, and yeah i am running the linux version of TS3, and it suddenly started behaving correctly. i didn't know about mangler though, so i'll definately have to give that a shot for vent, as vent through wine is a tad buggy sometimes. and the only reason i'm using 8.10 ubuntu instead of 10.04 is because i don't want to do a whole format (moreso because i can't back up everything on the hd), and from what i've read about 10.04, the main speed increase is with the ext4 file system. there isn't a way that i don't know about to convert from ext3 to ext4 w/out formatting, is there? :) (also, i have my /home folder on a separate partition, so i could format the system partition... i wonder if that would be worthwhile...)


you can just mount an ext3 partition as ext4, ext4 is backward compatible.

this will only give you some of the performance improvements. to realize all of the performance improvements such as extents you'd need to explicitly enable them.

tune2fs -O extents,uninit_bg,dir_index /dev/DEV

would enable the addition ext4 features. if you do this you can no longer mount the filesystem as ext3

Some features like extents will only apply to new files created, you could probably create a script to copy in place all files to get the improvements if you really wanted to.

honestly the easiest solution is to backup and wipe. This is a one of the very best reasons to always use a separate partition for your home directory.


 

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