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Old 12-23-2003, 10:55 AM   #1
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Talking Tuxracer lag

This isnt a big problem but i would like to play this game normaly. Why is this game lagging? I have P4 proc. , gforce fx5600 graphics and 512mb ram, i just dont get it :/
Old 12-23-2003, 10:56 AM   #2
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have you installed the drivers from the nvidia website?
It might use the default drivers instead of the nvidia drivers.
Old 12-23-2003, 11:07 AM   #3
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ok, how do i know whats my operating system? i use mandrake 9.2 but in the drivers list are Linux IA32, Linux AMD64, Linux IA64, witchone should i choose?
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you need linux ia32. follow these directions to install the drivers:

Get file "kernel-source-2.4.22-10mdk.i586.rpm" from a server near you.

Install it (from konquerer a click, a root password and a few more clicks will do).

Get file "" from the NVIDIA site (this is their 1 file for all solution)

Exit the X server, type <cntrl> <alt> <F1> simultaneously, screen goes black, you'll get a prompt.

Login as root, type "root" <return>, "root password" <return> (if that's your root password).

Stop the X server, type "init 3" <return>, give it another <return> to get a prompt.

Go to the directory where you put the NVIDIA script, type "cd"....path.... <return>.

Run the script, type "sh" <return>

Follow the instructions on screen (mouse doesn't work, use arrow keys, it all looks like a 20 year old DOS application).

After the script is done, get the X thing back in the air, type "init 5" <return> (notice the NVIDIA splash screen)

Log in as root and edit the "XF86Config-4" file in "/etc/X11". All I had to do was change "nv" to "nvidia". This is all described in the 104 page readme you can download from the NVIDIA site I mentioned earlier.

Re-boot, and that's it.
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