Got past the rdroid_gnome problem by making sure I had the most current drivers for my graphics card (an old ATI 7500 series) which has always played Racer well. I still have a problem when it starts. It's not smooth graphics, it's "stepped." Meaning flow, not texture. I can get all the way to the actual race but haven't had a START yet.
I had it working for a while and upgraded the BIOS. Suddenly, Racer quit working. Now, the long road to find the "key" again. I've made sure the on-board graphics are shut down, card driver is updated and "set." Yet, there's still something I'm overlooking.
What Is It???!!!!!