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Old 11-14-2004, 11:06 PM   #1
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Unhappy Biggest Newb Of All Time!

ok well im the biggest newb of all time to linux.
i have SuSE 9.1 linux OS. i have got my 3d acceleration working, i have got my sound working, everything is working, i even have windows xp as my duel OS, so you ask whats your problem then? well here it is, i have no clue on how to install games and other stuff, i am a heavy gamer *i know linux is not the best choice for gaming, but thats why i have windows xp as my dual OS* i have no freaken clue what im doing half the time in linux, and plz dont refear me to some link, as i will only get more confussed, you must talk to me as if i knew nothing of linux OS, as if you where speaken french to an english man. i have this thing called legacy doom_141_ linux.tar.gz and its a game i want to install and play, i am very skilled with windows so i have no clue wot this is... i have unzipped it *unGzipped... untarzipped????* and when i click on the little thing that looks like a blue COG that says llxdoom *thinking it was the exe* nothing happens... what did i do wrong, do i need to download some things that i am missing? i have run the updates from YAST *62 updates DANG!* and got all the updates. plz help! ive gone for 3 days now no sleep trying to get anything out of SuSE *DID I download the wrong version of linux for my wants? i do do alot of "creative creating" using various programs like photoshop 8 cs and stuff* plz tell me if you need anymore info on my OS or system to help me

My comps specs
Duel OS Win XP sp1 and linux SuSE 9.1 *thats all i know for the name of SuSSE*
Nvida Gforce 3 graphics card *i got the update so my card is working dine with 3D excel*
750mhz *was a 800 but i put in a 1000mhz chip, but sadly my mobo is FREQ locked so i cant upgrade... still using Sdram "shivers"*
and thats all i can type for now *to tired to think of soundcard model and other stuff*
Old 11-15-2004, 12:14 AM   #2
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It's called grammar and you get much better responses when you use it.

Linux isn't the best for gaming, you can try using Cedega to play windows games on linux but it won't support every single game. They're doing a pretty decent job so far though supporting major titles.
Old 11-15-2004, 12:37 AM   #3
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Many games are native (Doom3, Q3A, UT2003/2004, Neverwinter Nights, etc.) These many times require you to download an installer that is run with a console command, like


Assuming you are root....
Old 11-15-2004, 02:05 AM   #4
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I am feeling the same way eccept i run mandrake 10.1
Old 11-15-2004, 04:20 AM   #5
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To my knowledge doom legacy is an addon to the doom game and will not run without it.

Old 11-15-2004, 04:41 AM   #6
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n00bie777: Maybe you want to have a look at the following links:
Old 11-15-2004, 07:18 AM   #7
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thanks abisko that helped a little, more people should be like you, *cough*DJ P@CkMaN*cough*, but then agine i did not make my age clear, i am 14 and i have no cash income so plz dont refear me to site that needs money for anything. i have yet to figure out how to use the tar.gz file. what is a tar and a tar.gz file? and can you plz tell me a little more about what SuSE is best for? and if its not as good as another version plz tell me the best version for my needs. i very much like linux and yes i log into root most of the time. i have figured out a few things. and thx for the help everyone else, and yes i know my typing is not the best in the world, plz hang in there with me.

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Old 11-15-2004, 07:27 AM   #8
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I recommend you browsing a little at the links above. About how to deal with tar.gz files should be answered in the second link. Very brieflz: tar is an archive and tar.gz is a compressed archive. You can unpack such a compressed archive from command line with
tar xzvf <filename>
or use a right-click on the file, then ('Actions'?) 'Extract to'. In the extracted folder you will find more detailed instructions on how to proceed.

SuSE is easy to use (due to Yast) and comes with a lot of software (at least the professional package). I don't know much about it's gaming capabilities, but e.g. the NVIDIA graphic drivers are easy to install via Yast Online Update.

It is not necessary to log in as root! You may become root temporary if you need (using su and kdesu).

OK, that it for now. Good luck!


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