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Old 05-22-2005, 08:24 PM   #1
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Installing program?


Can anybody please explain where I go from here?..............Downloaded e.g. scrabble and did a search:

scrabble: /usr/games/scrabble /usr/share/man/man6/scrabble.6.gz

I haven't a clue what to do next? I would be more than grateful for some simple instructions.

Thank you !
 
Old 05-22-2005, 09:22 PM   #2
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the command to run scrabble would just be scrabble
 
Old 05-22-2005, 10:48 PM   #3
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Cheers for the reply Mos - that was the first thing I tried to no avail. Nothing happened
 
Old 05-22-2005, 11:34 PM   #4
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open up a console and try running that command from there, tell me the exact output you get
 
Old 05-23-2005, 02:25 PM   #5
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I am a tad embarrassed with this but it will help me in the future I'm sure ! I was expecting it to open in the gui when I try to initiate it through K > run command. Also, not in the menu. Thank you once again for your help.


Use: /usr/games/scrabble <level> (where level is 1 to 9)
Level #1 (easiest) assumed...
Reading words... (168074 found, 2038 w/ definitions)

86 letters remain
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
0| @ - @ - @ |0 My Words:
1| * + + * |1
2| * - - * |2
3| - * - * - |3
4| * * |4
5| + + + + |5
6| - - - - |6
7| @ - * - @ |7
8| - - - - |8 Your Words:
9| + + + + |9
A| * * |A
B| - * - * - |B
C| * - - * |C
D| * + + * |D
E| @ - @ - @ |E
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E

me:0 R T A M I K R you:0

I go first...
Looking...............
Thinking.

I placed:
16 WIDE
for a total of 16 points.

82 letters remain
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
0| @ - @ - @ |0 My Words:
1| * + + * |1 wide(16)
2| * - - * |2
3| - * - * - |3
4| * W * |4
5| + + I + + |5
6| - - D - - |6
7| @ - E - @ |7
8| - - - - |8 Your Words:
9| + + + + |9
A| * * |A
B| - * - * - |B
C| * - - * |C
D| * + + * |D
E| @ - @ - @ |E
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E

me:16 R T A M I K R you:0

Enter word as "YXd <word>" (Y=row, X=col, D=a/d) or "help" for other commands.
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Old 05-23-2005, 03:09 PM   #6
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This may seem a bit simplistic, but did the website where you got the program from mention anything about a gui? This seems to be a ncurses (text-based) application.
 
Old 05-23-2005, 03:18 PM   #7
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Now I know I'm stupid ! Never thought of that. Got it from synaptic package manager and didn't give it a thought.......duh - you have saved me a lot of time..............Ta!
 
Old 05-23-2005, 08:12 PM   #8
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LOL Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.

That's how we learn.
 
Old 05-23-2005, 08:36 PM   #9
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Thank you for that masonm......lol. Don't feel quite as stupid now.....Haaaaa
 
  


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