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Old 03-04-2006, 11:46 PM   #1
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America's Army .run file


I apologize if this upsets some; but I have tried to figure this out myself, and I have tried searching through the forums for an answer....but with no success.

a few months ago I downloaded America's Army, and was successful in installing it and playing it. I had a crap video card however and quit playing it. Since then my hard drive crashed and I have replaced it. I also replaced the video card with a new NVidia 6200. I want to try America's Army again so I downloaded the updated version, which happens to be a .run file. The previous version I downloaded was a .tar file.
I thought I installed the new .run version correctly but when I try to execute it, all I get is the America's Army logo for about 40 seconds then it closes. No error messages, nothing, just gone.

I have never seen a .run file extention in my relatively short linux experience. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
I am using Mandriva distro.
 
Old 03-04-2006, 11:54 PM   #2
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*.run files are the usual way of installing cross-distro apps such as games. Ideally you'd install everything with your package manager but it's not a perfect world

Run armyops from a terminal and see what it says when it quits. Have you installed the official nvidia drivers? If not that would certainly go a long way towards fixing the problem
 
Old 03-05-2006, 12:17 AM   #3
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I think I have installed the Nvidia drivers..... yes, yes I did install them. or at least Mandriva recognized them when I booted up the computer after installing the card, and I had to go through some configuring of the system.

oh, and I tried getting the armyops file to run by means of terminal, but I'm sure I didn't do it correctly as I could never get anything to happen.
 
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I went into a terminal mode, typed in su , and tried typing in the name of the file "armyops250linux.run" and all that happens is that it says file not found. I know it's there because it's sitting right there on my desktop. And when I double clicked on it after downloading it, it began extracting and said that installation was complete.

Did I happen to mess things up by double clicking on the file icon instead of trying to install it within a terminal?
 
Old 03-05-2006, 12:55 AM   #5
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No not at all. Two things, first what do you get when you type this in at a terminal?
Code:
glxinfo | grep direct
Second, don't try and install it again, just type 'armyops' at the terminal (don't worry about being root) and see what happens.
 
Old 03-05-2006, 08:59 AM   #6
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typing in " glxinfo | grep direct "
I get about a hundred or so of these:
Xlib : extention "GLX" missing on display ":0.0"


when typing in "armyops" I get: command not found


not sure what's going on about the command not found, but it appears that I have NOT properly installed the new video drivers. is that correct?
 
Old 03-05-2006, 08:39 PM   #7
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Sure is correct. You may have installed them but not configured your xorg.conf file properly. The newer drivers include an app that will do this for you, run nvidia-xconfig as root.
 
Old 03-05-2006, 11:46 PM   #8
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well, this just keeps getting more interesting (read: confusing).

It's obvious to me that I don't fully understand what you are asking me to do, as when I opened a terminal and went in as su, I typed in the command as you instructed and was advised that command did not exist.

so now I am totally lost
 
  


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