nVidia GeForce 4 Ti 4200
I have looked into it some more and it seems one option people have done is dissable fullscreen mode. which is _apparently_ done in ~/.tuxracer/options
only thing is, i dont have a hidden folder in my home for tuxracer :/ so gawd knows where my options are.
 ok i ran 'nano ~/.tuxracer/options' and it opened options fine.
the game works perfectly without fullscreen