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Hello! I have a problem with my nvidia that I can't get hold of. When I try to run different games (for instance tuxracer or bzflag) I have to start ...
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- 03-29-2006 #1
Can't run games as normal user [solved]
I have a problem with my nvidia that I can't get hold of. When I try to run different games (for instance tuxracer or bzflag) I have to start them as root, if I try to start them as the normal user the screen just blanks and the music starts and then everything stops. I don't know how to fix this and I don't know what I did to mess it up this way.
Anyone got any tips or tricks?
PIII 1 GHz, 512 mb
nvidia geforce 5200
120 Gb HD
- 03-29-2006 #2
- 03-29-2006 #3
Some distros also require that you be a member of the "games" group.How to know if you are a geek.
when you respond to "get a life!" with "what's the URL?"
New users read The FAQ
- 03-30-2006 #4
That did it!
Changed the membership of the groups and a reeboot. Now the graphics works!
Thanks a lot!
- 04-11-2006 #5
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- Apr 2006
I happen to have the same video card as you... I think... GEFORCE FX 5200 AGP... and I was wondering if you got TV out to work on your card. I just bought one, couldn't get it to work, and I have 10 days left to return it.
- 04-12-2006 #6
don't mean to be rude, but you should start another topic, or private message the guyHere's why Linux is easier than Windows:
Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?