you should cd into the directory the .bin file is in...when you open the terminal, it most surely "opens" your home directory by default. if the .bin file is located at some other directory, you need to cd there first..
the easier way is simply to locate the .bin file with your graphical file browser (Nautilus in Gnome or Konqueror in KDE), right-click with mouse on it, choose Prefences (or similar) and then from the Permissions tab (or similar) mark it executable (put a mark to the "x-box"..there are marks in r-boxes most probably (read) and probably not in the w-box (write). So you can make it executable from there too.
in console you can either:
Also: you do not need to run terminal to run the file...nowadays, at least in Gnome/Nautilus you can simply (double)click the file and choose Run in terminal to start it.
The other thing I'm annoyed at (I've told of this to the LQ guys): there's nothing here that tells me or you that somebody else is too writing an answer to this thread. You open one thread, "0 answers", and when you've answered, there're 4 answers telling the same. Waste of time, resources and space...I've seen good solutions where a message pops up or magically appears telling you that somebody else is just reading/writing/answering/meditating on the thread you're reading...try it out LQ guys, really
Last edited by b0uncer; 11-20-2005 at 07:49 AM.