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Old 01-10-2010, 11:12 PM   #1
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Confusing


I have to admit a pride at using Linux but a feeling that I am just not clever enough for it.

I tried my first game download of Danger from the Deep and just did not know what to do with it. Open it with what? I finally gave and put the download in the trash. It MAY be that linux is just not helpful enough.
 
Old 01-10-2010, 11:18 PM   #2
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The site you downloaded the game from should have explained how to install and/or run it. Unfortunately it appears that in this case it DOESN'T. That is an oversight of the game's developers.
 
Old 01-11-2010, 02:09 AM   #3
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Usually, if you understand what type of file it is you will know how to proceed. What type of file was is? If, you do not know, what was the file name? That should tell you.

Failing that, you can use the "file" command to tell you what type of file it is.

Code:
file mysteryfiletype
Where "mysteryfiletype" is the file in the current directory.

Evo2.
 
Old 01-11-2010, 10:26 AM   #4
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Well, as with other things I've downloaded like screenshot, I tried to open it with adept installer. But I don't know where to go with it from there.
 
Old 01-11-2010, 10:33 AM   #5
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If you downloaded the linux installer, dangerdeep-0.3.0-linux-installer.bin, then you simply run the file (with root privileges) like this:

sudo ./dangerdeep-0.3.0-linux-installer.bin

The 'sudo' command runs the program as root, the './' before the file name means that you are running the file from the current directory (the '.' means the current directory), and the rest is the file you are running. It should be all automatic from there. Don't try to install with any package managers in this case.
 
Old 01-11-2010, 10:39 AM   #6
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Just checked the website and it looks like the file you download is an executable:

http://dangerdeep.sourceforge.net/downloads/

So to run the installer you may need to change its permissions,so navigate in a shell to where you have downloaded the file.
Then as root or using sudo:

chmod +x dangerdeep-0.3.0-linux-installer.bin

Then run the installer with:

./dangerdeep-0.3.0-linux-installer.bin


Edit:too slow again!!.

Last edited by the trooper; 01-11-2010 at 10:40 AM.
 
Old 01-11-2010, 12:22 PM   #7
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I very much appreciate the help but I think I need to learn more. I have very little experience with the command line. I've only used it for apt-get stuff so far. I'm a little nervous about tinkering around behind the curtains for fear of creating a problem. I've searched but not found a good command line basic tutorial. If anyone knows of one, I should probably start there.
 
Old 01-11-2010, 12:29 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by launch6221 View Post
I very much appreciate the help but I think I need to learn more. I have very little experience with the command line. I've only used it for apt-get stuff so far. I'm a little nervous about tinkering around behind the curtains for fear of creating a problem. I've searched but not found a good command line basic tutorial. If anyone knows of one, I should probably start there.
You're missing out on the primary awesome-ness of Linux unless you get stuck into the command line

This looks promising...

http://linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php

HTH
 
Old 01-11-2010, 12:31 PM   #9
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Here's a couple of apt-get links that might help:

http://wiki.debian.org/DebianPackageManagement
http://linux.die.net/man/8/apt-get

Last edited by the trooper; 01-11-2010 at 12:34 PM.
 
Old 01-11-2010, 01:37 PM   #10
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I very much appreciate the help but I think I need to learn more.
The LQ member onebuck has a load of links to help you (in his sig).

Here's a link to one of his posts: Follow his links, and bookmark them.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...58#post3822358
 
Old 01-12-2010, 06:13 PM   #11
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Thanks again the help. LOTS of good reading done and more to do. Beginning to understand about having to change files and permissions, etc. I'm a little less afraid of the command line. I guess if you really don't know what you're doing, it's pretty hard to screw anything up.
 
  


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