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Old 06-30-2005, 06:33 PM   #16
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Knoppix rocks. it has a nice selection of programs to help you see where to go...

Old 06-30-2005, 07:25 PM   #17
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Ok...I just burned a CD with some stuff(pictures, music, files, wine) and it says its not in the right format(or so says GNOME), but the error is the same....what the hell is going on? my other CD with Wine and something else...and its fine except wine doesn't work...
Old 06-30-2005, 07:25 PM   #18
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Originally posted by fisheromen1031
Sometimes the man pages really are not enough. But another good thing to try is the info command. Sometimes the info pages have alot more info than the man pages. For instance, I'm trying to figure out how to extact files from a .tar at the moment. I tried what seemed correct from the man page.
$ tar -x Archive.tar .
but that did nothing. Now i'm looking through the info pages to find more detailed info of the use of the tar command.
While it is a tad off the original subject, just thought I would post this:
       -f, --file [HOSTNAME:]F
              use archive file or device F (default "-", meaning stdin/stdout)
So tar -xf Archive.tar
Old 06-30-2005, 07:52 PM   #19
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how are you burning the CD? You need to burn programs as tar.gz (or however you got them originally)

Old 06-30-2005, 08:03 PM   #20
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There is a turn-based strategy game, The Battle of Wesnoth, and it is a lot of fun. It has a high degree of high polish. It came with Suse 9.3, but it might be online somewhere for download. There are a few campaigns (more online), but there is also an online mode for multiplayer, and there are official server games, and you can play IP games and email games (I'm pretty sure).

Also, if you have UT2K4, or any of the other linux compatible commercial games, try . Some of the mods on the website (and there are a lot) have linux versions.
Old 06-30-2005, 11:08 PM   #21
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Not sure what distro you're using now, but you were using Slackware, so I'll give you a few tips.
Read, read, and read some more

1. When you installed Slackware, you installed a ton of reading material. Check out /usr/doc/
2. The Revised Slackware Book Project I read the pdf version, all 284 pages. It really helps
3. Google will quickly answer many questions
Old 07-01-2005, 01:25 AM   #22
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Haha "if you want a fun game, try installing some code from source and tracking down dependencies manually." that's such a great quote, because it is so true.

Anyways, besides freshmeat and sourceforge, check out for a nice daily listing of new Linux games. Also, if you have a strong Windows background this might help to get you equivalents:


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