Planet Penguin Racer, formerly Tux Racer is a simple OpenGL game written for GNU/Linux. It comes with the default install of Xandros, however if you installed eeeXubuntu, you will discover it is nowhere to be found. Even after installing, it won't work without a small bit of configuration.
If you've installed eeeXubuntu and want Planet Penguin Racer back, follow these instructions.
First, make sure you have DRI (Direct Rendering) installed. This is discussed in the eeeXubuntu Customizations page.
Now, you need to install Planet Penguin Racer if you haven't done so already:
sudo apt-get install planetpenguin-racer
Once it's done installing, open up a terminal and try running it:
user@eeepc:~$ ppracer PPRacer 0.3.1 -- http://racer.planetpenguin.de (c) 2004-2005 the PPRacer team (c) 1999-2001 Jasmin F. Patry<email@example.com> PPRacer comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions. See http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html for more details. *** ppracer error: Couldn't initialize video: No video mode large enough for 800x600 (Success) user@eeepc:~$
So it didn't work. Now that we've tried to run it, however, it has created a configuration file for us to edit. So let's edit the config file to fix the screen resolution problem.
user@eeepc:~$ mousepad ~/.ppracer/options
Find the line that says
set y_resolution 600
and change it to
set y_resolution 480
Save the file. That's it! You should now be able to play Planet Penguin Racer without a problem. You can launch it from command line using the “ppracer” command, or you can open it via the Applications→Games menu.