ran it through gdb and I get this:
Using XFree86-VidModeExtension Version 2.2 XF86DGA Mouse (Version 2.0) initialized XFree86-VidModeExtension: Ignored on non-fullscreen/Voodoo Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault. 0xf7c08191 in xcb_writev () from /usr/lib32/libxcb.so.1 (gdb) backtrace #0 0xf7c08191 in xcb_writev () from /usr/lib32/libxcb.so.1 #1 0xf7e833ce in _XSend () from /usr/lib32/libX11.so.6 #2 0xf7e79265 in XQueryExtension () from /usr/lib32/libX11.so.6 #3 0xf7e6d0ec in XInitExtension () from /usr/lib32/libX11.so.6 #4 0xf7e41d6c in XextAddDisplay () from /usr/lib32/libXext.so.6 #5 0xe8aea6c3 in ?? () from /usr/lib32/libGL.so.1I checked the log for updates and I see that recently it updated to lib32-libxcb-1.12-1 libxcb-1.12-1, from the previous version (1.11.1-1)
I downgraded, and ET starts. it goes past the 'XFree86-VidModeExtension: Ignored on non-fullscreen/Voodoo' message and continues to
Using 8/8/8 Color bits, 24 depth, 0 stencil display.
but what if I don't want to downgrade that? seriously, I think I should have a partition just for ET without system updates, Linux is such a pain in the .... some time ago I had a problem with another package that screwed the mouse movement entirely.
I guess I have to play with some r_settings to see if I can make it run with the new package. But I don't know if it's possible at all. maybe r_colorbits
If I find a solution I will write it here, in case someone else has the same problem