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Old 03-06-2004, 09:58 PM   #1
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Can't find programs...


I'm trying to run some Linux programs under Lindows 4 by double clicking them in Konqueror and it is telling me it can't find that executeable I just clicked on. Trying the same thing under RedHat or Mandrake has always run the program. Any ideas to what the deal is?

I have tried Blender (runs great under RedHat, but "Can't find Blender")
I tried to run InfoNES, "Can't find InfoNES"
I tried to run sNES9x, "Can't find sNES9x"

Everything I try, it does that. All these work very well under RedHat, where I pulled the files from (after setting them up there).
 
Old 03-06-2004, 10:01 PM   #2
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i think the paths of these binary's need to be in the $PATH variable. have you updated it accordingly ?
 
Old 03-06-2004, 10:19 PM   #3
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if you had to compile the program, then you can usually just type the name of the program in a console (granted you did make install) or explicitly type the path name

or if it is a binary that you just download, then cd into the directory in a console and do ./programname

double-clicking on things in linux doesn't work the same way as in windows; you should use the console (and trust me, it is extremely easy)
 
Old 03-06-2004, 10:24 PM   #4
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These binaries are ready to go and are exactly like I've been running them for months off of my RedHat system. I have not updated my Path statement on my RedHat box either and they run great.

Since it's Lindows, think I may need to do a Click-N-Run to get them working?

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Old 03-06-2004, 10:27 PM   #5
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so you compiled in redhat and are just copying over the files to another linux distro partition?

typically that is not a good idea, since the compiled programs build themselves to adapt to that specific distro's environment; it is best to recompile the program in the new distro and then copy over settings files (many of them are located in ~/.programname, ie zsnes is compiled separately on all my distros, but i use the same things located in my /home/user/.zsnes/)
 
Old 03-06-2004, 10:31 PM   #6
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Most of these though (like Blender) I simply untarred and then ran, no compiling needed. It don't even work under Lindows.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 10:33 PM   #7
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when you try to run those programs in a console, what is the output?
 
Old 03-07-2004, 04:06 PM   #8
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I may have a lead here. I'm wondering why it has two "My Documents" folders. It don't even show up in the terminal whereas I can find it all day in Konqueror. Could that be a Lindows quirk?
 
  


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