Well, here's a Knoppix Live CD for the gamers. When you boot up with it, it detects your hardware as usual, but if it detects NVidia or ATI video cards, it prompts to enable "hardware acceleration" which loads the respective proprietary drivers.
The CD comes with a bunch of (mostly silly) games, but it has stuff like Tux Racer and Tux Carts. It also has XGalaga which is good. Probably other good ones too, I haven't really explored that much.
Why I find it useful is, I don't like the ATI drivers and won't install them. However, I can mount my drives and play UT2004 while booted with this CD. (it's one thing that runs well with the proprietary ATI drivers)
This CD detected all my hardware. Network, audio, video, right out of the box.
Download the iso, write it to a CD, boot with it, type "knoppix lang=us" at the boot prompt and unclench those buttocks and relax while it detects everything.
Something else that's kind of cool is, this release loads an animated christmas desktop. Falling snow flakes, Santa and reindeer etc.
The desktop is KDE:
Every time I boot with that game knoppix, I find yet another game I like. I then go and get them and install them on my real setup.
These two games, neverball and neverputt are distributed together. Both of these games are addictive and annoying.
Neverball is a game where you move the mouse to tilt the environment to move the ball. You have to pick up coins and stuff and work around obstacles.
Neverputt is a mini golf game. Before you take your shot, you move the mouse to orient, and to reduce the force of the shot. You click to shoot. I like this one better than neverball.
It was hard to get decent screenshots of these during play, but they look pretty good. You can choose different resolutions for both windowed and full screen modes.
neverball looks really cool G
think i might give it a try
played neverputt before found it very addicting (i think i played it when i tried suse)
thanks for the heads up