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8th November 2004, 09:47 AM
I am a newbie to fedora. I am impressed with it. I have finished doing all the updates however Tux racer no longer works.

When I attempt to open tux racer it send me back to the log in screen of fedora.

Anybody have any idea why this happens.

Thank you in advace for your help


8th November 2004, 10:03 AM
Which kernel are you using? and do you a link to your in your desktop?

8th November 2004, 10:32 AM
Hi imdeemvp

Thanks for your reponse.

The Kernal I am using is 2.6.8-1.521

I don't have a link on my desktop I use the menu

ie [Red Hat]
Tux racer



8th November 2004, 11:25 AM
Thats very odd. I just used same kernel and was able to play tux. What are you pc specs?

8th November 2004, 12:18 PM
My PC Spec is

500 Mhz

128 Ram

I know this is low but I was able to play lux before.

8th November 2004, 01:51 PM
Tux Racer does require hardware acceleration, make sure you have that. Try to launch it from a terminal, open the terminal in system tools and enter:


Look for error messages in the terminal.

8th November 2004, 11:09 PM
Which video card? If you had an nVidia for example and updated the kernel you would have to update the drivers.

8th November 2004, 11:12 PM
To Foolish,

I have tried tuxracer in the comand line and the same thing happens, It attempts to launch the game but then go to the login screen.

To Jman

How do i find out what video card I have got and how to I update it.

Many Thanks to you both


9th November 2004, 04:39 AM
Open terminal and become root and type: /sbin/lsmod and post it here.

9th November 2004, 07:43 AM
To imdeemvp

As Requested

Module Size Used by
snd_mixer_oss 14017 2
snd_intel8x0 30829 4
snd_ac97_codec 58821 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm 83529 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_timer 25413 1 snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 8393 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
gameport 4033 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_mpu401_uart 7361 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_rawmidi 21733 1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 6473 1 snd_rawmidi
snd 45477 12 snd_mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm, snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_devi ce
soundcore 7713 3 snd
parport_pc 21249 1
lp 9133 0
parport 35977 2 parport_pc,lp
autofs4 20677 0
sunrpc 141861 1
8139too 22465 0
mii 3777 1 8139too
floppy 54001 0
sg 28513 0
scsi_mod 105360 1 sg
microcode 5601 0
dm_mod 47317 0
uhci_hcd 28505 0
i810 63941 2
md5 3905 1
ipv6 217349 10
ext3 96937 2
jbd 66521 1 ext3


9th November 2004, 08:09 AM
i810 63941 2
You have an intel i810 video card with 4mb of ram, how were you able to play tux? It requires more video ram at least 16mb.

9th November 2004, 08:59 AM
Wow. Good question. At least I know now there is nothing wrong with the installation of fedora. Thank you very much for your help. How do you uninstall Tux Racer? May as well get rid of it since I can't use it.

Many Thanks