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    downloaded americas army for linux foe mandrake linux 10.1


    How do I install this .run file? I'm also new to this linux. the file: armyops221-linux.run

    Thanks,
    Chris

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    Open a terminal.

    su to become root

    cd to the directory where the file is.

    sh filename.sh

    All done.
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    OK ....now your just speaking greek......

    could you explain a little of that for the Noob to linux programing??

    I understand the part about directory file....but what do you mean by "su to become root" if i type that into the terminal it doesnt recognize it.......

    Thanks for being patient....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris H
    Open a terminal.

    su to become root

    cd to the directory where the file is.

    sh filename.sh

    All done.
    Run this in a terminal:

    1. type su
    It will ask for your root password.

    2. cd to the directory that has the file filename.sh.

    3. then type, sh filename.sh

    Voila thats it. Just follow the prompts from there on. The "su" command is just to give you superuser priveleges.

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    The "su" command is just to give you superuser priveleges
    Not to be "that guy" or anything, but... su is not exclusive to super user, which is a common mis-conception. It's actually for switching users but without a user name as an arguement, it switched to Root.

    Code:
    su jeremy
    Allows me to login as jeremy, however,

    Code:
    su
    Allows me to login as root.
    su and su root are the same thing.

    Sorry to be a stickler,
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    ok ....i got this far..

    [john@localhost john]$ su john
    Password:
    [john@localhost john]$ cd home/john/Programs/Americas Army/armyops221-linux.run
    bash: cd: home/john/Programs/Americas: No such file or directory
    [john@localhost john]$

    I got this error.....so what did i do wrong?

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    Hi

    I figured out what i was doing wrong....I used a file named Americas Army with a space inbetween it......once i closed the gap in the name the run file ran smoothly.....

    It then deployed itself in another file called armyops...ok , i can live with that....i made a desk top icon (or linked the one provided to the army ops sh....i will follow the instructions and let you know how I made out.....thanks in advance

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    ok final up date for this evening

    i did the following
    [john@localhost john]$ su john
    Password:
    [john@localhost john]$ cd /home/john/armyops
    [john@localhost armyops]$ sh armyops

    the program started up and proptly quit due to an undisclosed error.....for example the AA symbol came up on start up and the time symbol showed up below on the lowwer taks bar area......after about 5-10 sec the AA symbol disappeared and so did the timer.....the consol froze with no indication of john@localhost armyops

    I then tried this process again to put .sh after the armyops file but it said it was unrecognised .....

    Am I doing something wrong ....what should i try next?.....

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    One more thing

    Couldn't set video mode: Couldn't find matching GLX visual
    History:
    Exiting due to error
    [john@localhost armyops]$

    this just came up......what does this mean.....does it mean that i am missing a movie player or something??

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    DoorGunner, from your previous posts you've installed AA as user, not as root. I have a feeling that the installer expects root to be running it.

    Anyways, the GLX problem looks like a 3D acceleration thing. Type glxinfo in a terminal and post back any info on the status of GLX.

    Also what is your video card? ATI?
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