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Supertux is super slow

Postby carltonh on Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:10 pm

I installed Supertux through Synaptic, but when I try to run it, it is super slow. The problem is not a slow computer, as a XFLD liveCD (an XUbuntu derivative) had this game on it and ran without problems.

I don't think I have any video driver problems, but not certain. I have an Nvidia 7600 GT video card. (And AMD X2 3800+, 1 GB RAM) I wasn't sure if I needed to run Envy or not because my video display seemed fine, though I hadn't run any video intensive programs.

I tried to run Envy and install Nvidia drivers, but Envy crashed the whole system. Even the recovery in Grub wouldn't work, and uninstalling through Envy didn't work either. I ended up re-installing Mint 2.2 all over and not touching Envy this time.
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Postby |_NiGhTmArE_| on Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:38 pm

open a terminal and do this:
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glxinfo | grep rendering

then check if you have or not the direct rendering

then if you have it, try to run this:
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glxgears

and check if it works fine

if the terminal give you some error paste they here
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Postby carltonh on Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:56 pm

Code: Select all
direct rendering: No
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Direct rendering - No

Postby GoldNugget on Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:13 am

Follow the directions here:
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2007/02/22 ... untu-edgy/
Then check /etc/X11/xorg.conf
The "Device" section should show your video card.
The driver should show "nvidia" and not "nv". Change if necessary.
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Postby carltonh on Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:05 pm

I followed the Pendrivelinux example and it worked. I was a little worried when it was making me configure everything else that I might screw up something else, but so far, so good.

I didn't check my xorg.conf file yet, but Supertux is working fine now.

Anyone know of other good Linux games for 5 yr. olds? He loves Nintendo style games.
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Cool Games

Postby Hiko96786 on Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:01 pm

Aloha,
I am addicted to Neverball and Neverball Golf. Cool games where you tip a table/playing feild to move a ball around to reach a goal in 3-D. It's pretty cool.
Mahalo,
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Postby Hiko96786 on Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:06 pm

Aloha,
I forgot to add Battle for Wesnoth and Unreal Tournament to the list. Cool games both. Also here is a website dedicated to games on Linux....
http://www.happypenguin.org/
Well worth the look see.
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