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July 8th, 2008, 04:44 PM

hi all

recently ive been experementing with some free games to run on linux like
battle for wesnoth and nexuiz

wesnoth works perfectly, but when i try to run nexuiz and sauerbraten, i get green blue purple and pink fuzzy glitchy graphics

i am using a at mobility radeon hd 3470 card

i have NOT installed a linux driver for the card yet...may this be the problem?

help please

July 8th, 2008, 04:44 PM
Try System>Administration>Hardware Drivers and check the box next to your card?

July 8th, 2008, 04:48 PM
ok and 1 more thing...how do i know if i have a 64 bit OS or a 32 one?

July 8th, 2008, 04:51 PM

uname -a
in terminal. You will receive an output like:

Linux damian-laptop 2.6.24-19-generic #1 SMP Wed Jun 18 14:43:41 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
The i686 means 32-bit.. so would i368, i586, etc everything starting with "i". Anything else, 64-bit.

July 8th, 2008, 05:00 PM
i got

x86_64 GNU/Linux

so thats 64 bit?

July 8th, 2008, 05:42 PM

July 8th, 2008, 05:42 PM
Yes, as damis648 said, make sure you're using the accelerated video driver. A good way to check is to run
glxinfo | grep "direct" in a terminal window and make sure it says yes. If it says no, then your driver likely isn't loaded properly.