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Old 09-09-2001, 12:56 PM   #1
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stupid question about games...

Have patience with me, I'm a total newbie!

I've been using Debian's dpkg command to install programs for the past couple of weeks without any problems; those who have used it know how easy and flexible it is. So far, I've successfully installed a number of text editors, as well as ispell and gif2png (among other programs) without any problems whatsoever.
The only problem i've had is with games. I installed the packages for zangband and bsdgames without trouble, but I just don't know how to run them! Unlike the other programs I installed, they won't run when I type out the specified commands at the prompt, and I'm sure that none of these require X. Do I have to go to a specified directory? Anyway, I'm very confused. A little help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Old 09-09-2001, 01:38 PM   #2
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Yes, yes under linux it's a little bit hard to find very good games. have asked, if there are specified directories: YES:
You can see them with typing
echo $PATH
in your shell.
You have the choice to put an executeable into this directories, or a link.
Old 09-10-2001, 01:28 PM   #3
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Re: stupid question about games...

I'm sure that none of these require X. [/B]
Are you totally sure, what is the message which comes up? Do you have X running?


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