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kazykid22 08-07-2003 12:36 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 12:43 AM


kazykid22 08-07-2003 12:44 AM

I Run that in a terminal window or what?

DrOzz 08-07-2003 12:46 AM

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

kazykid22 08-07-2003 12:48 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 01:02 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 01:13 AM

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

kazykid22 08-07-2003 02:09 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 05:16 PM

what is you card model and manufacturer?

kazykid22 08-07-2003 07:49 PM

NVidia Geforce 2 MX

Drogo 08-07-2003 09:10 PM

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

hope it helps ;)

DrOzz 08-07-2003 10:14 PM

no that wont have to install the drivers from 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 08-07-2003 11:24 PM

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 08-07-2003 11:30 PM

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 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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