help with games
i'm brand new to Mandrake 8.2 and Linux. I really don't have much of a clue what i'm doing, but i'm finding my way. my problem is a bunch of the games that came with my distro don't work. when i click to launch them it loads for a bit then stops and disappears. two of these include tuxracer and flightgear. it seems as though i need to install something, but i'm not sure what or how. for flightgear i need to download the textures and some other file. one i got loaded into the flightgear folders, but one won't let me. i really don't know what i'm doing...pleeeease pleeease help me.