I'm running FC10 on a Dell D430 laptop with an Intel 945GM video card, and when I try to play alienarena, it works (slowly) for around 30 seconds and then nearly freezes. The game becomes nearly totally unresponsive (around 60 sec to notice a keyclick) - however the audio merrily continues at normal pace.
When it exits, you see the following error
Mesa 7.3-devel implementation error: i915_program_error: Exceeded max nr indirect texture lookups
Please report at bugzilla.freedesktop.org
Sending shutdown to 184.108.40.206:27900
I have read bug 11131 which was to do with the same error from wine-based WOW. Someone there said if a similar bug was found with a different app, it should be reported separately - so here it is :-)
BTW: alienarena is based on openarena, is native Linux (not wine!), and on my laptop, openarena works just fine. So hopefully this will give you guys a more useful mechanism to track down the issue.
I wanna blow up some aliens! ;-)
Works fine for me as far as I can tell with Mesa master. Please provide the information requested in http://intellinuxgraphics.org/how_to_report_bug.html to see if we can reproduce the problem.
I likely fixed this bug in Mesa with:
Author: Eric Anholt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat Oct 4 18:20:35 2008 -0700
i915: Refine the texture indirect lookup accounting.
Closing since it works with current Mesa, and there's a likely specific fix for the problem.