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Old 06-19-2006, 01:59 PM   #1
Graues Etwas
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Can't open a program (Ubuntu)


I feel really stupid to ask this, but I couldn't think of the right keywords to find the answer with Google.
I used the package installer (Synaptic) to install FooBillard. But when I try to launch the file from the /usr/games directory, nothing happens. MIME-Type is "application/x-executable".
Any words of wisdom you have for a newbie, that just wants to open a game?
 
Old 06-19-2006, 02:09 PM   #2
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Hm..I thought the executable files would go to some bin/ place, but if you're certain that file you were trying to open is the game executable, then try giving yourself the execution permissions:

Code:
chmod +x /usr/games/gamefile
where "gamefile" represents the name of the executable (you didn't mention it, or then I didn't see it either case, anyway..)

After that re-try running it. It is also a good idea to try and start it from the console, because that's the easiest way to see the error messages etc. that might tell you what's wrong. Hopefully you'll get it running, and if not, don't be afraid to ask again
 
Old 06-19-2006, 02:34 PM   #3
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I guess, I found the cause:
"Video mode set failed: Couldn't find matching GLX visual"

Is there anything I have to do? I is something missing and I can only uninstall it again?
 
Old 06-19-2006, 02:41 PM   #4
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I just had the glorious idea to install nvidia-glx ^^

me's stoopid
 
Old 06-19-2006, 02:59 PM   #5
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Okay, it runs. After installing nvidia-glx and reconfiguring x-server.
Thanks for pushing me into the right direction with starting it from the console
 
  


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