[SOLVED] Client grey screen

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[SOLVED] Client grey screen

by Alienant1 » Post

When I log on to a local server with username alienant1, the screen is grey and I have no inventory. I am not registered as logged on by the server and cannot see or influence anything. With other usernames it works fine. This started happening after the computer was restarted without warning. Restarting the server doesn't solve it. F5 shows information and yaw changes. When I try to move about, the co-ordinates change by about 0.5 each way but I can't see any blocks. The same username works on other servers. What has gone wrong?
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Re: Client grey screen

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When this happens to me, it's because I have spawned in the ground - just look 'up' and start digging.

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Re: Client grey screen

by PilzAdam » Post

Looks like the client is still in the connecting state.

Could you give use the verbose logs of client and server while reproducing this?

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Re: Client grey screen

by Alienant1 » Post

In debug.txt (client-side), I get

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Irrlicht log: Creating X window...
Irrlicht log: Visual chosen: : 39
Irrlicht log: Using renderer: OpenGL 4.2.0
Irrlicht log: GeForce GT 430/PCIe/SSE2: NVIDIA Corporation
Irrlicht log: OpenGL driver version is 1.2 or better.
Irrlicht log: GLSL version: 4.2
I think that this is irrelevant but it is the most recent thing there.

I will ask for the server logs.
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Re: Client grey screen

by Alienant1 » Post

My Admin says there is nothing in the server logs at all when this happens.
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Re: Client grey screen

by PilzAdam » Post

Set debug_log_level to verbose in minetest.conf, this will generate more useful logs (on both, the server and client).

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Re: Client grey screen

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ok. The log says

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Irrlicht log: Creating X window...
Irrlicht log: Visual chosen: : 39
Irrlicht log: Using renderer: OpenGL 4.2.0
Irrlicht log: GeForce GT 430/PCIe/SSE2: NVIDIA Corporation
Irrlicht log: OpenGL driver version is 1.2 or better.
Irrlicht log: GLSL version: 4.2
Irrlicht log: Unsupported texture format
Irrlicht log: Could not open file of texture: cart.png
14:37:26: ERROR[main]: generateImage(): Could not load image "fire_basic_flame.png" while building texture
14:37:26: ERROR[main]: generateImage(): Creating a dummy image for "fire_basic_flame.png"
but I think that this is a record of me logging in with another username or just of the GUI starting up.
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Re: Client grey screen

by Dragonop » Post

It could be a problem with the auth.txt of the server related to your username, ask the admin/owner to remove your auth.txt and check (always backup first)

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Re: Client grey screen

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Where do I find the auth.txt?
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Re: Client grey screen

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+ Spoiler

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Re: Client grey screen

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This might be caused by your player file in <world>/players/<name> being empty, which can be caused by the server crashing without saving.

This can be solved by deleting the player file, in which case you will lose your inventory.
If you have a backup you can copy the file from that too.

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Re: Client grey screen

by Alienant1 » Post

So whatever I do I lose my inventory? Can I still access my locked chests afterwards? Are backups automatic or manual?
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Re: Client grey screen

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Backups must be done manually, Minetest doesn't make them itself.

The player file only contains your inventory and information like your health, you would still be able to access your locked chests or protections if it was deleted.

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Re: Client grey screen

by Alienant1 » Post

can I add stuff to a new one to get some of my inventory back?
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Re: Client grey screen

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Yes, you can use /giveme too if you have the privileges.

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Re: [SOLVED] Client grey screen

by Alienant1 » Post

Thanks everyone
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