There was another problem: A friend of mine couldn't
change the settings in Quake3. Quake simply crashed.
Reinstalling the older drivers (4191) helped.
There could also be a problem with the glibc library files. I had that problem with the new install of RH9, and when RH updated the glibc library files that fixed the crashing problem with Q3A. Now I can setup and change Quake 3's settings without it crashing.. It's worth looking into.... This was with the 4349 drivers installed (RH9 needs the 4349 anyway as the other will not run)