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Old 09-13-2001, 04:20 PM   #1
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Angry Mandrake 8.0 !

Why how why can't I run 'Tuxracer' on my pc ! It allways crashes to the begining were I have to log on again ! I have a Dual PIII 500, Cd/DvD/ Cd-Writer/Voodoo 4500, 20gb. 415mb sdram, Zip 100 eternal) & a 17" moniter (Belinea). This is really frustrating. In fact, can anybody tell me were to get a book on linux mandrake 8.0 in London !!!!
Old 09-17-2001, 09:32 PM   #2
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i have the same prob on a pIII 450 w/ a voodoo banshee. could it be because 3dfx doesn't have great opengl support for the voodoo cards?
Old 09-19-2001, 01:36 PM   #3
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I have had the similar problem with an AMD duron 650 with 500mb ram and an ATI rage 128 card. The game will start and I can play it for a while but it craps out soon after. I was having problems starting it prior to fixing a sound card issue.
Old 09-20-2001, 09:17 AM   #4
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Tux racer

What kind of Xserver you have installed, at my PC 900 Mhz AMD Athlon it's runnig good with the 3.6 XFree, do not install the 3D support
Old 09-24-2001, 09:41 AM   #5
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on a similar note...

Can't get either TuxRacer or TuxKart to run on my nice shiny new Athlon 1.4GHz with an GeForce 2 MX (actually an Abit Siluro). Keeps coming up with OpenGL problems. The OpenGL Page says "OpenGL and GLX and the X server integration of GLX, are Linux system components, and should be part of the Debian, RedHat, SuSE, or Caldera distribution you use.
You also need an OpenGL hardware accelerator driver" and the NVidia 'drivers' do not appear to do much.

If anyone has some bright ideas, I'd love to hear them. I've played TuxRacer under WinME and it's great - shame it's Windows.
Old 09-24-2001, 04:12 PM   #6
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i have had the same problem on
my laptop

Intel PIII Coppermine 700
192mb ram
trident cyberblade

and on my

Amd Athlon Thunder Bird 750
Nvidia Gforce 2 MX 400

and on

AMD K6-2 475
VooDoo3 1000

it just wont start

if you type 'tuxracer' in terminal you will see the error


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