For Quite some time i have not been able to play ET on my machine, it sounds like the same problem above. I am running slackware 9.1 with the 2.6 kernel. I have not done much debugging because it seems to be the only game affected. Also X windows will lockup ramdomly while playing movies, this does not always happen though, it's like i said random. The whole machine does not freeze however, I am able to SSH into the machine and kill the X server and restart it, but i loose all of my consoles(f1-f8) in which i can only see garbled, sometimes colored, ascii text. The only solution if i want to use a console is to reboot. could this be a frame buffer problem? i'd be interested to hear any quick fixes.
Asus GeForce4 TI4200 128MB