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Old 12-19-2003, 05:07 PM   #1
BiOnIcBuNnY
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Question Game Instalation Questions...


Yo ppl, sup

Just a quick question....

I downloaded quake2 for linux on my linux box a while back, and i wanted to play the game. So i clicked on the file (rpm package) and the software installer poped up.

ok, now the game is installed... and after one hell of a search, i found it was installed in the directory /usr/local/games/quake2
So i go to this directory, and i find a bunch of files. One, named 'quake2'

Now what i want to know, is, How do i run the game??
I tried clicking on the file, but nothing seems to happen. Then i tried dragging the 'quake2' file into my console, and it seemed to work, it started saying things like:

couldn't exec default.cfg
couldn't exec config.cfg
Console initialized.

--------sound initialization-----------
/dev/dsp: No such file or directory
could not open /dev/dsp
Segmentation Fault

and then it stops, and kicks me back to the console prompt....

Any ideas?

And just one more thing...

How do i execute/install a .bin file?

Thanx

P.S I have a soundcard in my system, but Linux doesn't seem to use it.
And i am using Mandrake Linux 8.2
 
Old 12-19-2003, 06:32 PM   #2
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i asume you're using kde here, in which case you can just type ALT-F2 and then type quake2

and to run a .bin file you can either add execute permissions (right-click...properties..it's in there somewhere )
and with your sound - it's possible there are no drivers for your soundcard, you could try finding some with google, but that would mean compiling from source.
if you've got the bandwidth and the discs you might want to upgrade to mandrake 9.2
 
Old 12-19-2003, 06:39 PM   #3
BiOnIcBuNnY
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I want to upgrade to 9.2, but i cant find a site....

i have to pay for the one on mandrake.com and about those sound drivers, what do u mean "i have to compile the source"? is there a HOWTO out there about that?

I'll try to find some drivers for my soundcard.
And Alt-F2 doesnt work. I read somewhere that i can type ./quake2 in the console to also execute the file, but then it gives me the same error: /dev/dsp: no such file or directory...
 
Old 12-20-2003, 09:45 AM   #4
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don't type ./quake2 iun the console, just type quake2
and it's not starting because you don't have sound drivers

and compiling from source is quite easy, you just do
1. download it (obviously)

2. extract it
tar -zxvf <packagename>.tar.gz
or
tar -jxvf <packagename>.tar.bz2

3. go to where you extracted it
cd <packagename>

4. configure it
./configure

5. the actual compiling
make

6. get root permissions (otherwise you can't copy the files to the install directories)
su
<root password>

7. install it
make install

easy as long as you have everything you need to compile it, drivers are sometimes a bit harder, but for most things that's it

and as for 9.2, the website is a little confusing, but there is a list of servers that you can download from here.
i think that would be your best bet, and it should be a painless process since you're using mandrake 8.2 atm.
but as always, you should back up anything you want to keep

by the way, what soundcard is that?

Last edited by randomblast; 12-20-2003 at 09:46 AM.
 
Old 12-20-2003, 11:17 AM   #5
BiOnIcBuNnY
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i tried to find a sound driver on driverguide.com
It is a Yamaha OPL-3 SaX, ar a Aztech Audio 2320
And i found the 9.2 files, on a local ftp server, and now i have to download 1.8GB of fiels on my Dial-Up (arg!)

In your HOWTO on Driver Compiling i dont realy understan step 5 & 7
What does make mean? Is it a command, or what?

Thanx for the (HOWTO), I'll try to find driver, if anyone else knows/or finds drivers i'd appreciate it!

P.S. I have to type ./quake2 If i just type quake2, it says 'unknown command'

Last edited by BiOnIcBuNnY; 12-20-2003 at 11:20 AM.
 
Old 12-20-2003, 01:09 PM   #6
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yes, it's a command.
they're all commands, if it says bash: make: command not found you need to install the development stuff.
and as far as i know your soundcard is supported, try typing modprobe sgalaxy as root
 
Old 12-20-2003, 02:31 PM   #7
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If you want Mandrake 9.2 just go to www.linuxiso.org
 
  


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