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Old 12-09-2006, 06:18 AM   #1
vharishankar
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Quake 3 Arena demo installation problem in Debian


I get a weird problem in installing Quake 3 arena demo in Linux. Whenever I run the executable, it opens a new konsole and then I get dumped back to the command line with the message
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konsole: ERROR: can not execute ././linuxq3ademo-1.11-6.x86.gz.sh
When I run ./linuxq3ademo-1.11-6.x86.gz.sh

I even tried running with sh linuxq3ademo-1.11-6.x86.gz.sh and bash. But nothing works at all.

It's executable and all the permissions are correct. When I run it in the pure text-mode I get more errors, presumably that the file cannot be identified as a gz, but I am unable to capture all those errors in a text file even when I tried to.

Has anybody been able to install Q3 arena demo of late? I don't have a powerful enough laptop to play Quake 4 Demo, so I'd prefer to use Quake 3.

Sorry if I'm unable to provide more error info, but the problem is that the shell script is not exactly user-friendly enough to dump an error log somewhere and I couldn't find any similar error mentioned on the web as well.

I downloaded the demo from the official id software ftp.
 
Old 12-18-2006, 11:18 AM   #2
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I even tried running with sh linuxq3ademo-1.11-6.x86.gz.sh and bash. But nothing works at all.
The FAQ sez to run "/bin/bash2 /location/of/linuxq3ademo-1.11-6.x86.gz.sh".


When I run it in the pure text-mode I get more errors, presumably that the file cannot be identified as a gz, but I am unable to capture all those errors in a text file even when I tried to.
Try "/bin/bash2 /location/of/linuxq3ademo-1.11-6.x86.gz.sh 2>&1>/tmp/linuxq3ademo-1.11-6.x86.gz.sh.log" then read /tmp/linuxq3ademo-1.11-6.x86.gz.sh.log. Apparently the installer uses a installation wizard GUI.
 
Old 12-18-2006, 09:23 PM   #3
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unSpawn, thanks for the reply.

I tried nearly every way of trying to run a shell script possible on Linux, but it didn't appear to work, so I deleted it. Nevertheless, I'll download the demo and try again.

I tried the redirection thing too to capture the error in a file, but probably I missed something. I'll try the command you've mentioned.
 
  


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