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I've been trying to get Tuxracer working for a few months now. Having finally upgraded from my TNT2 to a GeForce2 MX (no lectures on that please) I ran Tuxracer, expecting the fluid motions of penguins on ice I was promised by another happy linux newbie. Unfortunately, my version of Tux Racer seems to be running at 1 or 2 fps. Arrrrgghh!!!!
I'm running Mandrake 8.0
Graphic card: NVIDIA GeForce2 DDR (generic)
Graphic memory: 32768 kB
XFree86 server: SVGA
XFree86 driver: nv
I've only got XFree86 4.0.3, where can I get RPMs for 4.2?
the rpm's for 4.2 should be at www.xfree86.org - also, nvidia releases it's own drivers for it's cards. i don't think the hardware acceleration works very well with the driver that comes with X. you can download the drivers at nvidia's site.
...actually... i'm kinda surprised the nv driver worked at all. weird.
...why would we lecture you for upgrading from tnt to geforce?
hmmm.... X is a really big package. i don't think a single rpm is going to install it...
you don't really need the latest version of X tho... you can download nvidia drivers from http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?PAGE=linux
that will work with any X version after 4.0.1 - so you should be fine if you have 4.0.3. The drivers should get the hardware accleration working.
My problem is that I had Tux Racer running at around 1 fps, but I could get GLTron to run at around 20FPS by turning of all detail and having only polygons. I've downloaded the Nvidia RPMs (The kernel one and the other, mandrake specific one) I installed, rebooted and now TR won't run. This is what my config is now:
after you install the glx and kernel drivers for nvidia, change 'nv' in you XF86Config-4 file to 'nvidia' and also add Load "glx" to the module section. all this is in the nvidia documetation in pdf form here or text here . RTFM.