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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.
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.
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?
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.