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MikeZila 07-01-2004 06:15 PM

executables will not start
 
Before I ask, I think I should let you know that I'm not one who prefers heavy console usage. I'm also newb, so laugh if you please. Really, go ahead and laugh, you'll feel better afterwards.

Okay, now the issue at hand. A program I downloaded will not run. I downloaded the Linux bins for Quake1, setup everything the way the readme told me too. Everything is straight. I've got the latest nvidia divers installed, the works. It just wont run.

I type
Code:

./squake
in the correct directory, and it tells me
Code:

No such file or directory.
I'm telling you, its there. I can see it, click it, move it. It just will not execute. I'm positive I'm not mistyping the filename, it thats what your thinking. I'm also positive that the file is there, and chmod'ed to be executable.

Please advise. And like I said, laugh if you wish.

RockmanExe 07-01-2004 06:21 PM

If you say that Quake is already installed, type only 'squake' from terminal (in any path)

Good luck :)

jschiwal 07-01-2004 06:47 PM

What is the word before the colon before the 'No such file or directory' error message? Is it bash: or squake:

From your description, I don't know if squake is a binary in its own right, or a wrapper script that is trying to call another program.

MikeZila 07-02-2004 12:57 AM

squake is its own executable, but isn't "installed" per-se. It came as an gzip, but not a package.....I don't think. I didn't try to "install" it. Hrm... maybe I'll try that.

But, lets pretend that attempting to "install" the gzip it came in doesn't do anything to help my situation. Any more suggestions? Is there anything that must be done to a file to make it runnable besides setting the correct permissions? Any suggestions at all would help.

amosf 07-02-2004 03:09 AM

I seem to remember having a lot of trouble with quake too... Been a while since I played it though...

you could try the permissions, like

chmod 755 squake


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