[Wine] re: x crash when I am trying to play StarCraft

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Fri Sep 29 08:40:03 CDT 2006

> I am running Debian Etch with kernel 2.7.11, I install wine 0.9.21 through
> the Ubuntu source with apt since there isn't one for Debian
> all I did to get wine was  apt-get install wine
> installation went well with no error, but when I do
> $ wine /path/to/starcraft.exe
> X crashes [with error]
> X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).

X servers are supposed to be bulletproof.
If X crashed, you either have hit a bug in X or a bug in
your graphics card's X driver.  So the first question is:
what graphics card are you using, and did you install
a closed-source driver?  If you did, try using an open-source driver instead.

Debian Etch is still being tested, and is not released yet,
so you should probably contact the Debian developers
and report this as a bug against their X server.

You might try installing Ubuntu 06.11 on a separate partition
or hard driver, or booting it live from cd, and seeing if the problem exists
there, too.  I bet it won't, since that uses a different X server.
- Dan

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