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Old 11-20-2005, 06:42 AM   #1
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n00b question

So im using Fedora Core 4 and for some reason its refusing to open .bin files, im trying to install Real Player 10 and it tells on the Real website to time in on terminal chmod a+x RealPlayer10GOLD.bin to enable it, but its not doing anything except for saying it cant find it, also happens with my other .bin too
Old 11-20-2005, 06:45 AM   #2
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Are you in the same directory as the file? Type "ls" (without quotes) to see if the file is in the directory you're currently in. If not, use the cd command to change directory to wherever you saved the file to.
Old 11-20-2005, 06:46 AM   #3
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well thats the thing, its saved to the desktop, so you would think i would be able to access it from terminal no problem
Old 11-20-2005, 06:47 AM   #4
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you should cd into the directory the .bin file is in...when you open the terminal, it most surely "opens" your home directory by default. if the .bin file is located at some other directory, you need to cd there first..

the easier way is simply to locate the .bin file with your graphical file browser (Nautilus in Gnome or Konqueror in KDE), right-click with mouse on it, choose Prefences (or similar) and then from the Permissions tab (or similar) mark it executable (put a mark to the "x-box"..there are marks in r-boxes most probably (read) and probably not in the w-box (write). So you can make it executable from there too.

in console you can either:

cd <write-here-the-dir-where-the-bin-file-is-in>



got it?

Also: you do not need to run terminal to run the file...nowadays, at least in Gnome/Nautilus you can simply (double)click the file and choose Run in terminal to start it.

The other thing I'm annoyed at (I've told of this to the LQ guys): there's nothing here that tells me or you that somebody else is too writing an answer to this thread. You open one thread, "0 answers", and when you've answered, there're 4 answers telling the same. Waste of time, resources and space...I've seen good solutions where a message pops up or magically appears telling you that somebody else is just reading/writing/answering/meditating on the thread you're reading...try it out LQ guys, really

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Old 11-20-2005, 06:49 AM   #5
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Ahhh I see thanks
Old 11-20-2005, 05:09 PM   #6
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try being a little more specific in tour post titles, "n00b question" doesnt tell us much


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