I got tuxracer installed with Mandrake 8.1. Sound and the levels are
great, but tux himself has no skin! He's solid white. Any idea how
this could have happened, and any ideas for fixing him? I'm using an
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You're the 4398325872458th with this problem
I hope the guys at sunspire include this in the FAQ.
I pulled this outta my old_mail folder:
"I read what seemed like an unrelated post, which solved the white tux
problem; set use_sphere_display_list false. Thank you Mr "s" for your
However, you state that the problem is covered in the documentation.
Which documentation? In the options file itself, it only says "wierd
display problems". I never would have guessed it was referring to a
Whoever is in charge of the FAQ, could we please add this question in
there? I looked there several times, and saw no mention of it. I would
put it right next to the entry on "what to do if your whole screen is
I cant find it anywhere in the FAQ at all. (and I couldnt find
the origional mail from 'Mr "s"')
However, here's the fix:
% vim ~/.tuxracer/options
then go to about 87%. You'll see:
# [EXPERT] Mesa 3.1 sometimes renders Tux strangely when display
# lists are used. Setting this to false should solve the problem
# at the cost of a few Hz.
set use_sphere_display_list true
press insert, change this setting to false, then press
Control-C and then
now launch the game and enjoy!
Since this is a problem with Mesa 3.1, please download
a kernel for your videocard. That should work
a lot better and faster.
On 10-Jan-02 ukyo wrote:
> I got tuxracer installed with Mandrake 8.1. Sound and the levels are
> great, but tux himself has no skin! He's solid white. Any idea how
> this could have happened, and any ideas for fixing him? I'm using an
> ATI Radeon.
> tuxracer-main mailing list
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