This is what I did to get my Linux Version to work with the nvidia drivers on my Debian system. Yes I bought the Linux version of this game back then
Install using the setup.sh to
libGL.so to the Q3A directory:
$> ln -s /usr/lib/libGL.so ~/games/quake3
Maybe you also need to link
libGLcore.so.1 into the Q3A directory:
$> ln -s /usr/lib/libGLcore.so.1 ~/games/quake3
Put the following in
set vm_game 2 set vm_cgame 2 set vm_ui 2
Get the 1.30 point release - don't use newer versions or you can't connect to private servers anymore. Do a google search for linuxq3apoint-1.30.x86.run.
I used this link: http://www.3ddownloads.com/linuxgames/quake3/linuxq3apoint-1.30.x86.run
~/games/quake3/quake3 to use my Alsa with Arts setup.
cd "$HOME/games/quake3" artsdsp -m ./quake3.x86 $* exit 0
Hint: have a look at this site