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Old 09-21-2008, 06:53 PM   #1
Tyrant01
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Ubuntu8.04: Cannot run user installed Programs (that is without using synaptic)at all


Hi,


I recently installed ubuntu 8.04. 2 problems (let me know if they should be in seperate threads):

1. When I try to run applications (e.g. the game quake 4) on any partition I get the message: "bash: /media/hda2/added/Appz/quake4/quake4.x86: No such file or directory". I get this with other games, on other partitions. Any OS native apps such as firefox/totem and those added via apt-get or as .deb files seem to work fine.

Is it an ubuntu 8.04 issue? I tried to remedy it by reinstalling ubuntu.


2. Less serious but still annoying, when installing nvdia proprietery(sp) drivers for my geforce6600 card, I quit gnome, install goes fine, re-enter gnome everything is OK. Next time I boot into ubunutu it doesn't use the nvidia driver, it is using some sort of backup driver, and the resolution is really low. Does xorg.conf need editing somehow.

I have googled.
I can edit this post to include fstab and/or xorg.conf.

all help appreciated,
Ty


Edit: I have changed the title of this post. Cannot run non synaptic /.deb installed applications at all, thought it only applied to those on non-OS partitions.

Last edited by Tyrant01; 09-21-2008 at 07:32 PM. Reason: Nature of issue was found to be slightly different than initially thought
 
Old 09-22-2008, 10:02 AM   #2
Tyrant01
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Ok both problems solved:

1. After further googleage I came across this link:

http://tragicallynull.com/2008/04/27...icated-server/

Turns out as a 64 bit user, I have to install ia-32libs

<code>sudo apt-get install ia32-libs</code>

Should have remembered that from when I installed ubuntu dapper 2 years ago. duh. That said these libs should be already included by default with 64 bit installs of ubuntu.......


2. Well I installed the nvidia drivers again, version 1.73 I think. Only this time in order to exit the x server I did

<code>sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop</code>

rather that init 2 or something similar I had used before. Not sure if that is what made the difference but hey, the drivers now stick.

Last edited by Tyrant01; 09-22-2008 at 10:07 AM. Reason: slight grammatical error
 
  


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