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#1 2012-11-18 01:52:40

szim90
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ZSNES fails to run as non-root user (X BadAlloc Error) [Solved]

Recently, I noticed that ZSNES failed to start unless it was run by root. The program, when called by a non-root user, would hang after generating the error:

X Error of failed request:  BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)
  Major opcode of failed request:  153 (GLX)
  Minor opcode of failed request:  3 (X_GLXCreateContext)
  Serial number of failed request:  25
  Current serial number in output stream:  26

Does anyone know what permissions need to be fixed to resolve this?

Though I'm not sure if it's useful, here's a backtrace of the error:

#0  0xb79eeab5 in _XReply () from /usr/lib/libX11.so.6
#1  0xb79ea10b in XSync () from /usr/lib/libX11.so.6
#2  0xb7f50cd4 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0
#3  0xb7f5920a in ?? () from /usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0
#4  0xb7f46e7b in SDL_VideoQuit () from /usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0
#5  0xb7f1d7dd in SDL_QuitSubSystem () from /usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0
#6  0x082f6994 in ?? ()
#7  0xb7b59611 in __run_exit_handlers () from /usr/lib/libc.so.6
#8  0xb7b5969d in exit () from /usr/lib/libc.so.6
#9  0xb79f0dde in _XDefaultError () from /usr/lib/libX11.so.6
#10 0xb7f59002 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0
#11 0xb79f0f16 in _XError () from /usr/lib/libX11.so.6
#12 0xb79ede8e in ?? () from /usr/lib/libX11.so.6
#13 0xb79edee7 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libX11.so.6
#14 0xb79eebe0 in _XReply () from /usr/lib/libX11.so.6
#15 0xb79ea10b in XSync () from /usr/lib/libX11.so.6
#16 0xb7f50cd4 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0
#17 0xb7f54ca7 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0
#18 0xb7f5ad77 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0
#19 0xb7f5b3b0 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0
#20 0xb7f47502 in SDL_SetVideoMode () from /usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0
#21 0x082f77c4 in ?? ()
#22 0x082f5997 in ?? ()
#23 0x082f5e41 in ?? ()
#24 0x082f3ab4 in ?? ()

Thanks for any help in this matter.

Last edited by szim90 (2012-11-20 04:52:23)

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#2 2012-11-18 11:58:00

Earnestly
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Re: ZSNES fails to run as non-root user (X BadAlloc Error) [Solved]

May I completely change the subject and ask why you might need ZSNES specifically?

Personally I can recommend using something that is actively maintained and updated such as retroarch (wiki) combined with the snes9x-next module (the module is actively maintained).

Another good alternative is mednafen, although it does a lot more than just SNES emulation.

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#3 2012-11-18 12:18:34

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Re: ZSNES fails to run as non-root user (X BadAlloc Error) [Solved]

ZSNES works perfectly here.  Sorry, that this doesn't help in a solution, but ZSNES itself works.


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#4 2012-11-20 04:51:59

szim90
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Re: ZSNES fails to run as non-root user (X BadAlloc Error) [Solved]

I'm not particularly attached to ZSNES, though I would like to keep my save states.

It appears this wasn't a ZSNES problem at all, but was a dri problem (apparently, this was some manifestation of this bug: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/32666), as glxinfo and glxgears both are failing.

Having ZSNES use a non-opengl output mode seems to resolve the problem, so I'm going to mark this as solved.

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#5 2012-11-20 17:53:02

Jristz
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Re: ZSNES fails to run as non-root user (X BadAlloc Error) [Solved]

in the $HOME/.zsnes you can read all the archives about config
try change the resolution to a windowed like 640x480 without dri accel ans say if crash or not

this can discard/or not the dri problem


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