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Old 09-29-2008, 09:39 PM   #1
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Help with Installing Programs


I've been battling with Linux (YDL 6.0 on my PS3) for the last several days now, and after much poking and prodding about with this thing, I finally decided to come here and ask of what I'm doing wrong.

I'm mostly trying to use emulators on it, but I can't even get the two programs I'm trying to use NOW to work. The two programs I speak of are SNES9X GTK and PrBoom.

I downloaded the .rpm packages for both, and installed them just fine. However, that's where the snag shows up. I can't run either of these programs. And they refuse to show up in Applications-->Games like people claim.

I also tried installing these programs from the terminal, but every time I try to download something, it starts, then gives me a "Nothing To Do" after the "Parsing package install arguments", and nothing happens.

I even tried installing these from the Add/Remove, but I don't see anything there. I mean, they don't even show up as "Available Packages".

Also, when I try to run these programs from the terminal, it says "Cannot execute binary".

Can someone help me out? I know the process is insanely simple from a more experienced user's standpoint, but again, I'm a n00b at Linux and have no idea what's what.
 
Old 09-29-2008, 10:47 PM   #2
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you are installing the "power pc" rpm's and not the x86 rpm's
and what distribution are you using
 
Old 09-29-2008, 10:53 PM   #3
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I'm running YDL 6.0.

EDIT: Okay, I got some repositories and I managed to install a few programs.

However, PrBoom is telling me that "Enlightenment was unable to run the application". I also got some emulators, Mednafen and Dgen, both of which I don't know how to launch. I also got SDLMame with the Gnome Arcade front-end, but it keeps crashing.

Also, SNES9X is all that won't appear in the Add/Remove.

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Old 09-29-2008, 11:37 PM   #4
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Help with Installing Programs

Hi this is johncenaI've been battling with Linux (YDL 6.0 on my PS3) for the last several days now, and after much poking and prodding about with this thing,
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:38 PM   #5
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Hi this is johncena.I want to know some information.I've been battling with Linux (YDL 6.0 on my PS3) for the last several days now, and after much poking and prodding about with this thing, I finally decided to come here and ask of what I'm doing wrong.And i mostly trying to use emulators on it, but I can't even get the two programs I'm trying to use NOW to work. The two programs I speak of are SNES9X GTK and Pr Boom.Can u give suggestions.
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Old 09-30-2008, 03:31 AM   #6
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Okay, now I have another quick issue...how do I log in to different sessions? When I start up YDL, it doesn't ask for any options or anything like that. It just starts up.
 
  


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