Now, with a brand spanking new 64bit beast and a sweet OS, the Quake problem was revisited.
Installing Quake wasnt as easy as expected. The Point release wouldnt install since this is a 64bit and the proggy is 32bit. A little googling solved that:
sudo linux32 sh linuxq3apoint-1.32b-3.x86.run
Quake runs smooth, but no audio. A lot of googling and I still haven't found a solution. Guess Ill have to post around to find a solution.
Will update when I find a solution..