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I've got mandriva spring running at the moment and i just discovered the game planet penguin racer, it comes preinstalled. I'm not one for computer games really but this game ...
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    Angry Planet penguin racer issues


    I've got mandriva spring running at the moment and i just discovered the game planet penguin racer, it comes preinstalled. I'm not one for computer games really but this game has me wanting more and more.

    Problem is that it never lets me play it! When i start the game it sometimes lets me play for 2mins or so then it just randomly closes the window and my games gorn. Other times i can only play for 2sec then it closes and other times i can play for 10-15mins before it closes....ect

    Usually i only get about 2mins in before it closes up.

    Any ideas on whats causing this?
    Any help/ideas?
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    execute game from terminal/konsole and check if it throws any error.
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    Heres what happens, though i don't think im supposed to execute it that way, isn't there some command i should type before the directory?

    [tommy@localhost Desktop]$ su
    Password:
    [root@localhost Desktop]# '/usr/share/applications/mandriva-ppracer.desktop'
    bash: /usr/share/applications/mandriva-ppracer.desktop: Permission denied
    P.S. sorry about the late reply, im doing exams at the moment..
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    execute 'ppracer' in terminal. check correct name of its executable file in /usr/bin folder.
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    Heres what came up, after the game suddenly closed:

    [root@localhost Desktop]# '/usr/games/ppracer'
    PlanetPenguin Racer 0.5alpha -- http://racer.planetpenguin.de
    (c) 2004-2005 PlanetPenguin Racer team
    (c) 1999-2001 Jasmin F. Patry
    <jfpatry@sunspirestudios.com>
    PlanetPenguin Racer comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
    This is free software,
    and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.
    See GNU General Public License - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF) for details.

    libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x4b
    Try R300_SPAN_DISABLE_LOCKING env var if this hangs.
    *********************************WARN_ONCE******** *************************
    File r300_vertexprog.c function valid_dst line 333
    Output 3 not used by fragment program
    ************************************************** *************************
    *********************************WARN_ONCE******** *************************
    File radeon_mm.c function radeon_mm_alloc line 216
    Ran out of GART memory (for 1048576)!
    Please consider adjusting GARTSize option.
    ************************************************** *************************
    Error: Could not get dma buffer... exiting
    How does one go about adjusting their GARTSize?
    What size should i make it when i do?
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    its a Graphics Compatibility problem. attach xorg.conf file here.
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    Do you mean to go: computer > filesystem > xorg.conf ?

    Because when I click on that file theres not a word/character written, its a blank document? is that right?

    EDIT:
    Don't worry about, i found this in the /etc/X11/ directory via a file search - i think this is what your after:

    # File generated by XFdrake (rev 14209

    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Refer to the xorg.conf man page for details about the format of
    # this file.
    # ************************************************** ********************

    Section "Files"
    # font server independent of the X server to render fonts.
    FontPath "unix/:-1"

    # minimal fonts to allow X to run without xfs
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
    EndSection

    Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerFlags"
    #DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
    #DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
    AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
    Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
    Load "extmod"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "glx" # 3D layer
    Load "dri" # direct rendering
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard1"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "monitor1"
    VendorName "Plug'n Play"
    ModelName "Acer AL1715"
    HorizSync 24-80
    VertRefresh 49-75

    # Monitor preferred modeline (60.0 Hz vsync, 64.0 kHz hsync, ratio 5/4)
    ModeLine "1280x1024" 108 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync

    # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
    # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

    # 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "device1"
    VendorName "ATI Technologies Inc"
    BoardName "ATI Radeon 9500 - X850"
    Driver "ati"
    Option "DPMS"
    Option "XaaNoOffscreenPixmaps" "1"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "screen1"
    Device "device1"
    Monitor "monitor1"
    DefaultColorDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
    EndSubsection
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "layout1"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    Screen "screen1"
    EndSection
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