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I think it's something really buggy with RedHat 9.0 (or ratter saying, one more buggy thing with RH9.0) I also cannot get sound in Tux, but I remember having it in Mandrake 9.1. However, I've purchased the full version of Tux (pretty good if compared with the free one, a lot of characters to choose from, better playability and etc, I just cannot stop playing it, and my son, who is only 2 years old love to see that sliding penguin too. He's gonna be a great Linux addicted for sure...lol ) and I do, have sound in RedHat 9.0 with the full version... For what I've seen in Tux forum, none with RH 9.0 had actually sound in the game so.... Good luck
I've noticed that with my versin of tuxracer (the retail version),
sound will not work unless i kill the sound daemon -- in KDE this is a process called "artsd". In Gnome or Enlightenment it's ESound, running under a process called esd.
There are several apps that don't work with artsd on my system. Is it good for anything? There is a utility on my distro called artsdsp which allows you use these apps with artsd still running. So if you have found a use for artsd and don't want to put it out of its misery with 'killall' you can try e.g.
$ artsdsp xmms some.mp3
if you find xmms has been struck dumb by artsd. mplayer similarly.
PS to real newbies: to see if artsd is running you can use the command
$ ps aux | grep artsd
If you see 'artsd' followed by a lot of flags/numbers then its running.