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Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 03:46:17 -0500 (CDT)
From: "Chris O'Callaghan" <chrisoc@...>
To: Jasmin Patry <jfpatry@...>
Subject: Re: [tuxracer-main] Illegal instruction
> If this Mesa package was part of the SuSE distribution, then I doubt it
> is compiled specifically for your Voodoo. You'll need to get the Mesa
> source from http://mesa3d.sourceforge.net and read the instructions on
> how to compile for a Voodoo card. After you install it, create symlinks
> in /usr/lib that point to wherever the Mesa libs were installed.
> Oh, and you probably should remove the SuSE Mesa package before doing this.
You were absolutely right. The SuSE rpm of Mesa didn't know anything about
my Diamond Monster Fusion(voodoo banshee) card. The libglut it had I guess
were generic. So, I removed the rpm and installed Mesa from source (I
needed to unarchive the MesaDemos tarball into the Mesa-3.2 directory) and
did make linux-glide. I then copied over the includes and libs manually
(for some reason there was no install target, and even if there was, the
include/GL path would have been wrong on my system anyway) and then did
ldconfig, and recompiled tuxracer. I was then able to run tuxracer in a
window in X, but it was painfully slow. I don't recall whether it was
your docs or the ones which came w/ Mesa, but somewhere I read to do
export MESA_GLX_FX=f. I did that, and then I was able to run tuxracer
fullscreen w/ a very decent fps.
Sorry about the long explanation, but I thought since you had gone to the
effort to help me, you might want to post this account to the mailing
list, so that you can save yourself the need to explain the process to
Anyway, this is a wonderful and whimsical game you have here, and I
commend you for the effort you put into it. Real fun. I especially like
that long straight course you have to ride like a half-pipe to get over
the trees in the middle. Maybe you should add a larger half-pipe, and
maybe add jumping/tricks... Ah, well, good job so far, keep it up.
Thank you so much, both for the help and the fun game,
Chris O'Callaghan chrisoc@...
President Shelob Design and Engineering
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Jasmin Patry Master's Student, Dept. of Computer Science