Sometime ago I wrote a article for the PCLinuxOS Magazine about the Quake 3 Arena for Linux. It was a HOWTO. It was showing the installation and configuration of the game.
Then 2010 Beta and Beta 2 came along and I love them BUT...
The Quake 3 Arena stopped working. Ok I said minor issue. I will deal with this later. So I did. Later is today.
In console I received artsd errors and the game wouldn't start... I have figured out the artsd is no longer available in the repos... Ok no hassle there must be a workaround. One of them was to change one of the config files for the game AND the game would run but as root only. This solution was not acceptable... So I found next one.http://nullkey.ath.cx/~stuff/et-sdl-sound/
Tiny modifications in this script allowed me to play the game with sound as user... BUT I don't know can this script be trusted and basically its over my skills to understand it.
Can somebody who knows his way around scripts download this script and analyze it please? I want to enjoy the game, not to give away all my passwords in the background if You catch my drift...
Thanks in advance.
EDIT 1: Direct link to a script: http://nullkey.ath.cx/~stuff/et-sdl-sound/et-sdl-sound.gz
EDIT 2: Modifications made: