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I loved GNU Chess program. In Fedora 12 , I can't get UI for this game. If i'm not wrong It was called xboard or something. I tried yum install ...
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    Question [SOLVED] where is UI for GNUchess


    I loved GNU Chess program. In Fedora 12 , I can't get UI for this game. If i'm not wrong It was called xboard or something. I tried yum install ..but nothing worked.
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    You might need to invoke xboard with the following option:

    "--xboard"
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    Thanks for reply.No thats working for me !!


    xboard -fcp "/usr/bin/gnuchess --xboard" -fd "/usr/local/bin/" -scp "/usr/bin/gnuchess --xboard" -sd "/usr/local/bin/"
    xboard: no fonts match pattern -*-helvetica-bold-r-normal--*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*


    $ gnuchess --xboard
    Chess
    Adjusting HashSize to 1024 slots
    a
    Illegal move: a
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    Xboard is definitely in the repositories.

    This doesn't work?
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    yum install xboard
    There is also eboard, which I think looks a little nicer than xboard. Or cboard, for a cli ncurses based board. Both should work with the gnuchess engine. (cboard does not appear to be in the Fedora repo though.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by reed9 View Post
    Xboard is definitely in the repositories.

    This doesn't work?
    Code:
    yum install xboard
    There is also eboard, which I think looks a little nicer than xboard. Or cboard, for a cli ncurses based board. Both should work with the gnuchess engine. (cboard does not appear to be in the Fedora repo though.)
    Yes,xboard is already available on my machine,but for some reason - it was not working.
    Thanks,Some improvement. I have installed eboard. But I have play against gnuchess - I don't want to play againt online servers. Just want to have chess on my laptop without connecting to internet.
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    oops !!! finally got it. xboard worked after installing the missing font.
    yum install xorg-x11-fonts-75dpi.noarch
    Thanks for the help guy !! Hope to beat GNUChess
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakshmipathi View Post
    oops !!! finally got it. xboard worked after installing the missing font.
    yum install xorg-x11-fonts-75dpi.noarch
    Thanks for the help guy !! Hope to beat GNUChess
    Glad you got it working. If that font is required for xboard to work, it seems like it should have been listed as a dependency and installed automatically if you installed using yum.
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    yes,that font should have installed during xboard...i don't know how that got missed. thanks.anyway ...now game on
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