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Old 01-21-2005, 08:04 AM   #1
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Installing flight sim


I downloaded this flight sim last night, from flightgear.org and I can't get it set up. So now, I have a large file just sitting on my desktop. I am still new to linux so I don't really know what to do now. I used rpm -Uhv on it but that's all I could do. I've never downloaded a game onto my computer before and the instructions on the site weren't too helpful so what do I do now? Oh, and by the way I'm using Fedora Core 2
 
Old 01-21-2005, 09:47 AM   #2
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If you never installed flight gear before, it would be:

rpm -ivh filename.package_processor_type.rpm
not
rpm -Uvh filename.package_processor_type.rpm

I.E.:
rpm -ivh flightgear-0.9.4-1grk.i386.rpm

Make sure you had downloaded the RPM made for FC2, and not the debian packages.
Also, there is another package called simgear. Check if you need it.
 
Old 01-21-2005, 11:13 AM   #3
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Okay, I've downloaded it, so now what? I can't acces the file, and since it's a rpm file should I leave unplugged, and why didn't the program have any instructions? I don't have a clue where to go, and when all is said and done, how do I get the flight sim to be listed in the game menu?
 
Old 01-21-2005, 10:37 PM   #4
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Run a konsole...

do a cd to the directory where the download is loacated.

type a command according to the following syntax:

rpm -ivh flightgear-0.9.4-1grk.i386.rpm

To launch the program, look for its executable in your /usr/local/ partition/directory.

Type the name of the executable from within that directory

If that works, then we can discuss making sure that the program is on your path...
 
Old 01-22-2005, 11:04 AM   #5
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I've installed the program and I can see it listed in the Desktop, so what do I do now, and how do I get it listed in the main menu?
 
Old 01-23-2005, 03:25 AM   #6
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Are you using KDE or Gnome???

You need to edit the menu to put it on there.
You can create an icon for it as well.
 
  


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