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Old 07-24-2003, 06:25 AM   #1
jamie_barrow
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Xboard problem - gnuchessx


For some reason, the network admin's on my Varsity LAN didn't install xboard so when I was bored and felt like playing chess, it wasn't there

So I downloaded xboard-4.2.6.tar.gz and did the following commands:
tar zxvf
cd xboard-4.2.6
./configure
make

Then when I run xboard (./xboard) the following error messages come up:

-->Failed to start first chess program gnuchessx on localhost: gnuchessx: No such file or directory

-->Error writing to first chess program: Broken pipe

gnuchess is on the computer, but gnuchessx isn't. I would play using gnuchess, but i reaaallly prefer a graphical chessboard with point and click and all the other nice features that show off my laziness.

Please can someone help me fix this. I don't have root privelages as it is my Varsity's LAN, but I don't think that should stop me from being able to compile and run xboard.
 
Old 07-24-2003, 07:05 AM   #2
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gnuchessx is the chess engine for gnuchess,and it should be contained in the standard gnuchess rpm
http://rpmseek.com/rpm-pl/gnuchess.h...ssx:FN:0:0:0:0
http://rpmseek.com/rpm-pl/chess.html...ssx:FN:0:0:0:0
anyway try this way too
./xboard -fcp chess before trying any of the above.
 
Old 07-24-2003, 10:20 AM   #3
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xboard is a front end for gnu chess redhat 9 has it look in the cd s
 
Old 07-25-2003, 06:30 AM   #4
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I got xboard working using ./xboard -fpc gnuchess, now how can I play a two player game?
 
Old 07-25-2003, 08:22 AM   #5
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I think that you can do that by going into the edit mode.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 08:46 AM   #6
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Yup... Edit mode allows two player game! Thanks rch
 
  


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