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Old 07-23-2003, 02:17 AM   #1
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Question nautilus??


I downloaded a demo of a game and when i went to play it i got an error saying "nautilus can not view this". I downloaded the same demo for windows and it works with no problems. Does anyone know what is going on?
 
Old 07-23-2003, 09:33 AM   #2
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Try running the game rather than nautilus.
 
Old 07-23-2003, 01:53 PM   #3
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I ran the game and i get an error message that says "nautilus cannot view this"
 
Old 07-23-2003, 02:02 PM   #4
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It still sounds as if you are using Nautilus and clicking on a file or something like that, not actually trying to run the program.

Have you actually read the instructions for running the game?

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Old 07-23-2003, 02:06 PM   #5
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Ok, details will help us help you. Providing these details will allow for a better/quicker answer.

1 - Which game?
2- when you say "I ran the game" what did you do? Click on it? Type the name of the executable on the commandline? Sacrificed a chicken and prayed for the linux god to chmod it? what?

The distribution you're using might be helpful (or it might not, but it can't hurt to mention it).
 
Old 07-23-2003, 02:06 PM   #6
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yes i did,
 
Old 07-23-2003, 02:09 PM   #7
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Did what?
 
Old 07-23-2003, 02:15 PM   #8
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I read the instructions, for the game, in it it says i need to change the attributes of the file to make it run able. How do I do this? I ran the game by clicking on it and by typing it in the command line.
 
Old 07-23-2003, 02:53 PM   #9
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to make a file executable do:


Code:
chmod +x [file]
 
Old 07-23-2003, 02:57 PM   #10
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sorry about this contrasutra, but i am very new to linux, where do i do that at??
 
Old 07-23-2003, 03:00 PM   #11
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At a prompt; konsole, xterm, etc.
 
Old 07-23-2003, 03:05 PM   #12
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OK i did that now when i try to run file, it does not give me the error but it does not run
 
Old 07-23-2003, 03:07 PM   #13
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What is the game?
What is the file called?
 
Old 07-23-2003, 03:16 PM   #14
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The game is called uplink
And the file is also called uplink
 
Old 07-23-2003, 03:22 PM   #15
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You unzipped it , right?
 
  


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