I recently purchased DEFCON on steam as part of their holiday sales. I want to run the game in linux, and have read that you can put the authkey in ~/.defcon/authkey and it will work until the steam key expires in which case I'll need to update the key.
My problem is that when I run defcon (~/defcon/defcon) the game starts and goes to the main page with the wireframe globe. Initially the entire screen was black with the exception of a sliver at the top of the screen where I could see the globe. I decided to revert the SDL libraries from the ones included to the system libraries, and this made it so that when I launch all I see is the wireframe globe. On other occasions the main lobby page will flicker through and I can see things, but it doesn't ever stay long enough to do anything.
I've tried with the default settings and the settings available from my preferences in steam, neither work.
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$ glxinfo | grep render
direct rendering: Yes
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI R300 (RS400 5975) 20090101 x86/MMX+/3DNow!+/SSE2 NO-TCL DRI2
I've also updated to the latest open source ati driver which is supposed to have good 2D and 3D acceleration support for my ATI Xpress 1150 integrated graphics card.... I'm running on a dell 1501 computer. The game runs fine in windows, so I'm guessing its a library issue in linux. I'm fairly literate in linux, so I should be able to handle digging around if needed.