SDL parachute

Dear Sirs,
I’m a Mandrake 8.0 Linux KDE 2.1.1 user and my problem is
the following:
when I try to run some openGL games such as tuxracer,
chromium or gltron,
i receive the message
"Fatal signal: Segmentation Fault (SDL Parachute Deployed)"
even though the user is root.
To overcome the problem I found the following successful

  • to restart the session from console level;
  • login with root
  • to run startx
    In this case and ONLY in this one all is OK!
    If I try the same procedure but with a different user I
    get the
    error message above.

does it exist a way to run the games application by using
a regular user ?

My system is (“uname -a” output)

  • Linux belfagor.localdomain 2.4.3-20mdk #1 Sun Apr 15
    23:03:10 CEST 2001 i686 unknown
  • Xfree86 4.0.3
  • nvidia kernel 1.0-1251
  • nvidia GLX libraries 1.0-1251

Thank You in advance

Mauro Capannolo
via Antica Arischia 83/a
67100 L’Aquila
e-mail: @m.capannolo_at_tin.i