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    I want to install a cool looking game, but as I have just started using linux I don't even understand the directions. What I don't know is what chmod to 775 means.

    To play on Linux:
    Download the zip file, and unzip it.
    cd to the directory where you installed it.
    chmod to 775 and execute el.x86.linux.bin
    edit el.ini and change datadir to where you unzip everything
    Also, the zip file has no base directory, so you should unzip it in a new directory you create.
    To play under FreeBSD, download the Linux version, download the code from the CVS, and use the freebsd make file.

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    chmod is used to change the permissions.
    'chmod 775 filename' gives read,write and execute permissions for owner and group and also read,execute access for others
    try a search or the man page of chmod
    regards

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    You need to open a terminal like konsole or gnome-terminal,and run the command
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    chmod 755 /path/to/your/game/file
    Alternatively you can right click on the file,got to properties and change permissions to read,write and execute for owner and read/execute for group and others.

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    I did that, but now I don't know how to run the game. I tried clicking el.x86.linux.bin
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Thanks for all of the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nature
    chmod is used to change the permissions.
    'chmod 775 filename' gives read,write and execute permissions for owner and group and also read,execute access for others
    try a search or the man page of chmod
    regards
    but if u uuntar/unzip the folder in the /home directory then u shouldnt need to set the permissions....
    right ?
    just do everything as su.....

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