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Distribution: Gentoo > current. Have used: Red Hat 7.3, 9, Gentoo 1.4
Cannot execute binary file
I've ran into this problem twice now with two different programs. I've downloaded three different SNES emulators:
SNEmul, ZSNES, and snes9x
SNEmul and snes9x give the same error after typing what they said to type:
[root@localhost] # SNEmul
"bash: SNEmul: Command not found"
[root@localhost] # snes9x
"bash: snes9x: Command not found"
Then I remember reading somewhere that you need an "sh" before the command...then I got "Cannot execute binary file"
The only one that has worked is ZSNES, which I had to compile. Do I need to compile these as well? If so why didn't the instructions even bother to mention such a minor detail? If not then why won't it work?
(PS - yes I know that ZSNES is a good emulator, but it doesn't seem to support my USB Gamepad Pro. So Either I need to find out how to map my joystick to "/dev/input/js0", or get another to work)
Just one more added comment:
Thank you so much! For all of you that have helped! Because without you, I would not have kept my interest in Linux. This is the third time trying Linux, and I think it may have finally stuck with me. Thank you, so much guys! For all your help!
Sometimes a how to expects some knowledge and common sense, this one expects you to have a little more than that. Others will bore the average user. I guess they chose the other side, confuse the average user.
It could be something as simple as PATHing. When the instructions are the short "extract and run" type then you probably need to add that diretory to your PATH or specify the full path to the binary. Sometimes the permissions aren't right for the binaries. Check to see if they are indeed executable.