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Old 10-14-2003, 12:36 PM   #1
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what does 'console' mean regarding linux games


What does it mean when it says 'console' for a game. I'm looking at the games on tucows and the id games are often console as opposed to x11.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 12:50 PM   #2
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Console means command line, X is a GUI.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 12:55 PM   #3
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well, that was easy. Thanks. Got another one for you: I dl'd quake3 but I don't know how to handle an sh file, ie linuxq3ademo*.sh.zip.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 12:57 PM   #4
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unzip it.
Code:
unzip <filename>
run it from shell
Code:
sh <filename>
 
Old 10-14-2003, 01:13 PM   #5
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I had already tried that but all I get is a window that pops for only a instant, not long enough to read, and I'm returned to the command line and nothing's changed.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 01:40 PM   #6
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never mind, I figured it out. thanks.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 11:25 AM   #7
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have mandrake 9.1 on a generic box with 2 cdrom's how do i configure linux to play music cd's?
 
Old 10-15-2003, 11:44 AM   #8
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You need to use an app like mplayer to play audio CDs.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 11:53 AM   #9
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Or XMMS, that comes in the box if you have the multimedia package selected.
Just say Ctrl-L and specify the dir where your cdrom should be mounted.
 
  


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