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I've tried running supertux on an old machine running DSL. When I first tried I got this message: Code: Datadir:/usr/share/games/supertux Warning: Unable to open the file "/homw/dsl/.supertux/config" for read!!! Then ...
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    Why will supertux not run?


    I've tried running supertux on an old machine running DSL. When I first tried I got this message:

    Code:
    Datadir:/usr/share/games/supertux
    Warning: Unable to open the file "/homw/dsl/.supertux/config" for read!!!
    Then I made an empty textfile called config and placed in the directory.

    Then supertux started, but when I tried to begin a new game it closed ,and I got this message:

    Code:
    Datadir:/usr/share/games/supertux
    open /dev/sequencer: no such device or address
    Warning: No joysticks are avaiable
    Killed
    What does this mean, and how do I fix it?

    I've looked in /dev and there is somethig called "sequencer". Could it be because the hardware is too old?

    200MHz Pentium MMX, 40MB RAM, ~1GB harddisk, Dual boot with DSL and Win95

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    do you have sdl installed? one of the things supertux needs to run. you can get it here

    http://www.libsdl.org/download-1.0.php

    or from your distro disks
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    thanks. I tried installing it, but it still doesn't work. It gives the same error message. I noticed that the memory gauge fell a lot, and when it reached 15% free supertux was killed. Could it be the lack of memory that causes the problem?

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    I found out that it wasn't the free memory it measures, but the used, and this time it fell even further.

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