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Old 06-17-2002, 01:43 PM   #1
hinoiri
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Post need a guide & a lil info.


im on RH7.3, i will be able to leave windows behind for all but gaming after dreamweaver 4 is working with Wine. but ive got a few things i still don't understand.


ive been trying to get Seti@home to work but it says it cant execute the binary file... after reading all the posts on that subject on these boards i still dont get it cuz i dont understand how linuz works with surtain files & commands.
i need a guide on all the file types, commands & errors for running scripts & programs in linux (also RPM packages intalling & uninstalling). i think if i understand the different file types & commands i will be able to make sense of it.

also...

mozilla 1.0 is working fine for me but ive got 1000+ bookmarks in IE on my Win2k NTFS drive. anyway to convert them so mozilla can use them?
would they even work for the linux version of mozilla if they were written onto ISO CD or FAT floppy?
i cant even find where mozilla is putting it's faves in it's dir =)
 
Old 06-17-2002, 01:47 PM   #2
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In IE Choose file ->import & export -> export bookmarks. Then export them to an html file.

Then in mozilla choose bookmarks -> manage bookmarks and then somwhere in that menu there is an import function. Import the html file and voila!
 
Old 06-17-2002, 02:42 PM   #3
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change permissions on that binary file
chmod 755 binary_file
./binary_file
 
Old 06-17-2002, 06:23 PM   #4
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RE:

i c, thanks for the info alien.

neo, thats the kinda commands that i don't understand & need to find a list & explanation of =)
 
Old 06-17-2002, 07:08 PM   #5
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OK this part was regarding:
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ive been trying to get Seti@home to work but it says it cant execute the binary file... after reading all the posts on that subject on these boards i still dont get it cuz i dont understand how linuz works with surtain files & commands.
i need a guide on all the file types, commands & errors for running scripts & programs in linux (also RPM packages intalling & uninstalling). i think if i understand the different file types & commands i will be able to make sense of it.
what you need to do is
open an Xterm (shell - sort of MS-DOScommand line)
you will be in your home directory (if you are user_name then it will be /home/user_name), locate the file for seti@Home, when you downloaded it asked you where to save the file, I assume you didn't change directory and by default it resides in your home directory, I am going to use my username, so follow the concept

[morpheus@matrix morpheus]$ ls -ltr <---- it will return the list of files in your home directory with modification date in descending order, so the last modified file will be at the bottom, see if there is the one you downloaded and note its filename, I assume runSeti.bin (you should find the real name though)
[morpheus@matrix morpheus]$ chmod 755 runSeti.bin
and then follow the instructions included on how to compile it, if the runSeti.bin is not in your home, then you should remember where you downloaded and use cd command to change to appropriate directory
[morpheus@matrix morpheus]$ cd some_dir_in_my_home
and then do the ls command to locate the file.
Confused?
 
Old 06-17-2002, 10:28 PM   #6
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i downloaded it as a tar file the extracted files are sitting in /home/Aaron/Seti/setiathome
there are 4 files in the DIR named
readme, readme xsetiathome, setiathome & xsetiathome. i dont want to use the graphical one so ive been trying to "activate"? setiathome.

doing chmod 755 setiathome doesnt do anything:
[Aaron@localhost setiathome]$ chmod 755 setiathome
[Aaron@localhost setiathome]$
is what happens.

the tar i downloaded is this:
setiathome-3.03.9672-IBM-S390-Linux.tar
is that the right one?

(EDIT)
exact file info:
[Aaron@localhost setiathome]$ ls -ltr
total 320
-r--r--r-- 1 Aaron Aaron 6723 Dec 12 2000 README
-r--r--r-- 1 Aaron Aaron 1811 Dec 12 2000 README.xsetiathome
-rwxr-xr-x 1 Aaron Aaron 226464 May 29 2001 setiathome
-r-xr-xr-x 1 Aaron Aaron 76560 May 29 2001 xsetiathome
[Aaron@localhost setiathome]$

Last edited by hinoiri; 06-17-2002 at 10:33 PM.
 
Old 06-17-2002, 10:55 PM   #7
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well if you check the permissions on setiathome + xsetiathome you notice that they have executable rights.

So you should just do a:

./setiathome

or

./xsetiathome

and that run the program.

also about the:

Quote:
[Aaron@localhost setiathome]$ chmod 755 setiathome
[Aaron@localhost setiathome]$
When you do a chmod, all it does is change the permissions of the files, so if you noticed the permissions before and after they might be different, depending on what they were before you did the chmod. This means that after you do a chmod, you will return to the command prompt, which is what happened to you.

Last edited by Sfin; 06-17-2002 at 10:58 PM.
 
Old 06-18-2002, 12:05 AM   #8
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hinoiri, I would suggest picking up a book on basic UNIX/Linux commands - that's how I got comfortable working in the terminal.

After you've done the chmod command, check the permissions of your file by typing the following at the prompt: ls -l setiathome

You'll see a long listing of the setiathome file information:
-rwxrwxrwx 1 fileowner group (and some other stuff)

You may have dashes in place of some of these letters. These are the permissons. You should see an "x" in the fourth spot. That means that the owner of the file has permission to execute the file.
 
  


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