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kazykid22 08-07-2003 01:36 AM

Execute .run File
 
I downloaded Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory and it is a .RUN file. Of course I'm a newbie to Linux and have no idea how to execute this file and install my game. i tried going to Run Program and then the file i dowlaoded but it open up Office.Org and all i see is a text file. What do i do to execute the .RUN file and get my game installed? Help Please

DrOzz 08-07-2003 01:43 AM

./nameoffile.run
or..
sh nameoffile.run

kazykid22 08-07-2003 01:44 AM

I Run that in a terminal window or what?

DrOzz 08-07-2003 01:46 AM

yes open a terminal and type one or the other that i told you.

kazykid22 08-07-2003 01:48 AM

I'm going to go and try it out. Thnaks. i will be bak in a few, Let u know if it worked.

kazykid22 08-07-2003 02:02 AM

Ok so it installed ok. WHen i go to run the program i see the screen flash fr a quick second and then nothing happens. THe game doesn;t open. What's going on now?

DrOzz 08-07-2003 02:13 AM

you'll probably have to setup your video card with 3d acceleration...

kazykid22 08-07-2003 03:09 AM

How do i do that. Set up my video card with 3d acceleration I'm a total newbie so please help me out while my Redhat 9 for dummies book is on its way from amazon. And so is my teach yourself linux book. Please help me so i can play my game.

nakkaya 08-07-2003 06:16 PM

what is you card model and manufacturer?

kazykid22 08-07-2003 08:49 PM

NVidia Geforce 2 MX

Drogo 08-07-2003 10:10 PM

type this
su
enter root password
then type : redhat-config-xfree86
and click on the advanced tab

hope it helps ;)

DrOzz 08-07-2003 11:14 PM

no that wont help...you have to install the drivers from www.nvidia.com and run the shell script and install the drivers, there is a sticky thread in the newbie fourm on how to do this, or read the readme file as it will tell you the same more or less.

kazykid22 08-08-2003 12:24 AM

but redhat picked up my card.. y do i hav 2 install the drivers if redhat knows what card i have. Please explain. I'm trying to learn as i go along here so please explain fully haha, Thanks alot

DrOzz 08-08-2003 12:30 AM

well i will just put it in the sense that yes ok redhat picks up your card but only installs a generic driver for your card which is not 3d capable...this driver used is "nv" as you will see in your /etc/X11/XF86Config file...in order to get 3d acceleration you have to download and install the nvidia drivers that they supply to be able to play 3d based games...
so with that said:
heres the driver
heres nvidias readme
heres the step by step sticky thread in the LQ-newbie fourm


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