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Update for Linux multi-distro client 194 - fixes F2 crash when sounds enabled

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If you are using the Linux installer from the official downloads page with sound or music enabled, you will experience a client crash when you open a web page using F2 or the URL window. This DOES NOT EFFECT the windows and mac clients, it DOES NOT EFFECT the Linux packages Burn produces for SUSE or the packages I produce for Ubuntu/Debian/Mint, it DOES NOT EFFECT builds you might do from source. I have now done a new client build that has a work-around for the problem. AFAIK, it is not a client bug, but rather an incomparability between the version of pulse audio used for build and the version of pulse audio on most distros.

 

The work around turns off sound before opening the web page, turning it back on immediately afterwards. This will obviously cause playing sounds to stop, but they will start again almost immediately. Music will stop but restart from the beginning of the track. Hopefully, this will not be too inconvenient.

 

The new installer can be downloaded here. You can just unpack it over the last version.

 

These are links to download just the client for 32-bit and 64-bit.

If you download just the client then make sure you copy it into the install directory and make the file executable using "chmod +x <file>".

Edited by bluap

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That fixed it

 

Just a note on files names If you use the file the file is named el.x86_64.linux.bin but the official one is el.x86_x64.linux.bin

 

Just be aware that you need to either rename or fix the startups to match

 

Also a further note on file names the c1 and c2 maps now start with lower case latters but the Olivine map pack has first cap letters in the names. Seems to only be c1 and c2 maps. This would not matter on Windows but it does on Linux. But it is an easy fix

Edited by Gogalthorp

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maps in the client/server have always been lowercase only.

 

Olivine's maps were the mistaken ones by adding caps. (There were complaints about that in Olivine's thread here on forum way back when those maps were released about that.)

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That fixed it

 

Just a note on files names If you use the file the file is named el.x86_64.linux.bin but the official one is el.x86_x64.linux.bin

 

Just be aware that you need to either rename or fix the startups to match

Good that its fixed, sorry about the file name mishap. I've changed the link above to point to a file of the name used by the installer. I built both versions so the extra "x" in the installer version is a mistake that will have to stand for now.

 

A note for anyone trying these new builds, the client version shown during start-up and with the #vers command will be "1.9.4-sp1". If it is not, then you are not using the fixed version. If you are using 64-bit Linux then that may be because of this file name error. Please rename the file or download it again from the link above.

Edited by bluap

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