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Most likely, the bin file needs to be made executable. And forget about GUI, it is not a good tool for doing work. Here are the directions to make the bin file executable:
1) Open a terminal
If your bin file is in /home/you,
2)then issue the command
If it is in any other location, simply do the cd to that location.
3) issue the command
chmod o+x whatevername.bin
Obviosuly replace whatevername.bin with the true name of the bin file.
As long as you own the file, you can do that. If you put the bin file somewhere else, then you will need to become root to issue the chmod command. To do that, simply do:
and give it the passsword.
It is very easy, and if you encounter problems, write back. Also please use the terminal or CLI, you'l find it much more powerful for manipulating things than the GUI. GUI has it's place to be sure, but installation isn't that place.
The vast majority of linux files are text. It is probably a shell script to install the program. You still should make it executable - there is no .exe in linux, you can make any program executable based on permissions. Once you cd into the directory where the .bin file is, you can issue the command:
chmod o+x *.bin
That should make the .bin file executable. Then do:
That will work as long as there is only 1 .bin file. If there is more than one, you'll have to write the name out. You know about using the tab key to complete commands? Saves mountains of time.
You need to know where the file that launches amsn is. The bin file "usually" is just used to install the program. Say the amsn.bin created a directory called amsn in your home directory. Suppose within that amsn directory there is a file called amsn, and it is executable. The way to launch the executable would be to give the command:
The ampersand ( & ) launches the program in a subshell. That way, closing the utility that launched the program (be in the command line or konqueror) still allows the program itself to run. If you use konqueror to launch the amsn executable, I would expect there is a way to make it independent of the launcher program, but I don't that personally, so I can't help with it. If you don't know where the amsn executable program is, use the search feature in the GUI, and find where it is.