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How's this for a vague question? Why aren't my games working? I installed them during Mandrake installation, and they'll even start loading in the taskbar, but they never appear. Any ...
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    Mandrake 10 lacks functioning games


    How's this for a vague question? Why aren't my games working?

    I installed them during Mandrake installation, and they'll even start loading in the taskbar, but they never appear. Any help is appreciated...I really wanna try Tuxracer. Thanks!

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    What's the error you get when you run them from the CLI?

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    Good question. I have no idea how to run them from the console, though. I'll try this for a few minutes...will edit this post in a few.

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    You should just be able to type in the name of the game...

    Code:
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    you should locate where are the kde games located(executables) and then run them by their name.to run a game like tuxracer make sure you have configured your graphics card properly (by installing the right drivers provided by ur graphics card vendor)..
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    Yeah, figured it out after a few minutes of figuring out how to move back using the terminal. I miss good 'ol cd\, .

    Anyways...
    Code:
    [marcus@localhost games]$ tuxracer
    Tux Racer 0.61 -- a Sunspire Studios Production (http://www.sunspirestudios.com)
    &#40;c&#41; 1999-2000 Jasmin F. Patry <jfpatry@sunspirestudios.com>
    "Tux Racer" is a trademark of Jasmin F. Patry
    Tux Racer comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software,
    and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.
    See http&#58;//www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html for details.
    
    Xlib&#58;  extension "GLX" missing on display "&#58;0.0".
    Xlib&#58;  extension "GLX" missing on display "&#58;0.0".
    *** tuxracer error&#58; Couldn't initialize video&#58; Couldn't find matching GLX visual &#40;Success&#41;
    &#91;marcus@localhost games&#93;$

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    seems that you don't have installed drivers (glx support missing)..
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    glx is gl for x support, you need to install open gl and probably should make sure that hardware acceleration is working. (otherwise, its slooooooow as anything)
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    if you have problems installing the drivers refer to section games-page 2 .there are links to help you install them..
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    I'm now trying to install the Linux drivers for my pos GeForce FX5200. Error screen upon installation:

    " ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing. For further details, please see the section INSTALLING THE NVIDIA DRIVER in the README available on the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com."

    How do I exit the X server in Mandrake 10? Thanks.

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