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Old 04-10-2008, 02:30 PM   #1
Gowaan94
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Please help!!


Im using linux SuSe if it means anything, and im totally new to this linux thing... I have downloaded a game called planeshift its supposed to work on linux... (im using mozilla) After i downloaded i needed to know how to install, so i checked the guide, but i dont understand a word! it was words like "cm" and "chmod" and i dont know what that means, and also i dont know what those x32 and x64 means... how do I check what one i should download? All i need is a step by step guide on how to download and an explanation on what cm and chmod means... please help!
 
Old 04-10-2008, 02:46 PM   #2
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Let start at the beginning you use suse which version of suse 10.1.or 10.2 ore 10.3 or even earlier version ?
X32 means 32 bits x64 bits Suse 10.3 32 bits runs on a 64 bits machine the 64 bits do not run on a 32 bits machine
Installing programs in suse is normally down with yast By mozilla you mean firefox the web browser ?

so give us more information so we can give you a more specific answer


all the best
 
Old 04-10-2008, 04:38 PM   #3
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Im using linux SuSe if it means anything, and im totally new to this linux thing... I have downloaded a game called planeshift its supposed to work on linux... (im using mozilla) After i downloaded i needed to know how to install, so i checked the guide, but i dont understand a word! it was words like "cm" and "chmod" and i dont know what that means, and also i dont know what those x32 and x64 means... how do I check what one i should download? All i need is a step by step guide on how to download and an explanation on what cm and chmod means... please help!
chmod is a command you type in a console. What i think it refers to is typing
Code:
chmod +x nameoffile
where nameoffile is the name of the planeshift file to make the file executable, you would type that in a console or an xterm. x32 means (i think) a 32bit os and x64 a 64bit os. If you have a 32 bit os/processor get the x32 and x64 for 64 bit one. It might be a good idea to read the manpages for any commands it asks you to run by typing
Code:
man nameofcommand
where nameofcommand is the name of the comand you want info on, i.e. "man chmod"
 
Old 04-11-2008, 01:27 AM   #4
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For those who wish to help him out, here is the download page for the client:

http://www.planeshift.it/download.html#linux

Here is an installation forum page:

http://hydlaa.com/smf/index.php?topic=19389.0

You could also post to the forum to get more detailed help.

Here is a step-by-step installation tutorial:

http://www.openfree.org/pet/index.ph...hift_for_linux

Here are some installation instructions on an ubuntu forum:

http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-519305.html

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=48111

I played it for a little while several months ago. I really couldn't figure out how to do more than just run around and kill things...got a little boring. But the Kran are cool! I also like the idea of the warforged in the D&D Eberron setting.
 
Old 04-11-2008, 03:19 PM   #5
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thanks for all help guys, and I dont know how i check my version of my SuSe, if u tell me i will check and tell you
 
Old 04-11-2008, 03:48 PM   #6
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It should tell you in the output of

uname -a

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uname
 
Old 04-12-2008, 04:42 AM   #7
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I did what u told me and i got this:
"Linux Ville 2.6.4-52-default #1 Wed Apr 7 02:08:30 UTC 2004 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
"
hope it will help you, and i forgot to tell u im using mozilla only, no firefox or anything, its just named mozilla composer / mozilla
 
Old 04-12-2008, 10:18 AM   #8
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Based on the results of a google search for that kernel, I think you may be using Suse 9.1:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...lt&btnG=Search

This link indicates you can find the version number by entering

uname -sr

http://books.google.com/books?id=g7A...V7E23XTs&hl=en

You can also post to this suse-specific help forum

http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/
 
Old 04-12-2008, 11:25 PM   #9
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hmmm, does this mean i should use x32 to be safe?
I got "Linux 2.6.4-52-default" when i used the uname -sr function...
 
Old 04-13-2008, 12:13 AM   #10
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It would be ok to use the x32 version. If your hardware is in fact x64, it would still run, it would just not take full advantage of your 64-bit processor.

Here is another link that instructs you how to find your version release:
http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/billle18...ersion_HC.html
 
  


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