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Old 08-08-2003, 08:45 AM   #1
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please help me run this program

Hello, I’m new here. I am very new to linux and have very limited knowledge on lower level applications (ex. Dos prompts, terminal navigation ect)

I want to know how you can open (run, execute, what ever you call it ) a program from a command line.

I just installed mandrake 9.1 on an old machine and am using winaXe to run a linux terminal window on my windows computer. Everything is working just fine. I can navigate through the folders and see all their files and even get some images to open in a new window. But I would like to actually open a linux program (a game for example) and I don’t know how to do that from the command line. if I understand correctly, you should be able to have it look like your running linux from a windows window, login screen, desktop and all. How do you do that!!
Old 08-08-2003, 08:54 AM   #2
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You should just be able to type the name of the command from your xterm. Keep in mind that it's case sensitive though. So from your one xterm if you were to type xterm it would fire up a new window that would be displayed on your desktop.

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Old 08-08-2003, 09:31 AM   #3
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Thank you so much!!!!

It works when I type in xterm. So I tried ‘Kolf’ to start the game and I got a whole bunch of these errors:
Xlib: extension”GLX” missing on display [my windows comp IP]

And then I get some of these failures:
Mutex destroy failure: Device or resource busy

So I tried some office programs (KChart, Gnumeric) and they just say that the command is not found.

What can I do to fix this?
Old 08-08-2003, 09:50 AM   #4
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I got my first program running!!!!!!!

You don't know happy I am!!!

and it was really easy (which makes me feel a little silly but I’m not focusing on that right now)

Thanks again

Ps. I’m still getting all those errors for most applications so I would still love help with that.
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the glx problem is caused because the x server your running(winaXe i think you said) does not support openGL, there is a really good X-server for windows called XWin32 that does remote openGL but i cant remember if it only works in the registered version. as for running Gnumeric or Kchart, i have neither installed so i cant tell you the executable name but if you type

ls /usr/bin | grep less

that will list most of the binaries installed on your system which you can try running.


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