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hi I've installed xboard and gnuchess on Lenny. If I try to start, I'm getting this message: Code: xboard: Failed to start first chess program gnuchessx on localhost: gnuchessx: No ...
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    hi

    I've installed xboard and gnuchess on Lenny.
    If I try to start, I'm getting this message:
    Code:
    xboard: Failed to start first chess program gnuchessx on localhost: gnuchessx: No such file or directory
    howto solve this problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc View Post
    hi

    I've installed xboard and gnuchess on Lenny.
    If I try to start, I'm getting this message:
    Code:
    xboard: Failed to start first chess program gnuchessx on localhost: gnuchessx: No such file or directory
    howto solve this problem?
    Try: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...rd/+bug/210937

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    I've installed crafty and phalanx, but still doesn't work:
    Code:
    # /usr/games/xboard -fcp crafty
    xboard: Failed to start first chess program crafty on localhost: crafty: No such file or directory
    
    # /usr/games/xboard -fcp phalanx
    xboard: Failed to start first chess program phalanx on localhost: phalanx: No such file or directory

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    Try: xboard -debug

    and see what the output is. Did you install using synaptic or apt-get? Doesn't really solve the problem, but you can try another chess program, too. I think eboard is more visually pleasing than xboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reed9 View Post
    Try: xboard -debug

    and see what the output is. Did you install using synaptic or apt-get? Doesn't really solve the problem, but you can try another chess program, too. I think eboard is more visually pleasing than xboard.
    thx, I've installed using apt-get, but it was my fault, I was logged as root, as normal user works well.

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    Something else

    Is there any way of using xboard without a mouse?
    You can use crafty just typing in the shell
    but I can't memorize the positions so I need a board.
    anyone knows a solution? plz!

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    Not sure, but there are ncurses based chess programs. CBoard | freshmeat.net

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