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  1. #61
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    Originally posted by Airmanv on 11-25-2003 at 05:19 PM
    Also how do i install a program then run it? for example snes9x?
    Depends on the program. I always look for the installation instructions. It isn't as straight forward as windows. Each seems to be a little different, however, if it's a RPM package, then try:

    rpm -i then a space and then the file name, case sensitive.

    No guarantee, best to look for the instructions specific to the app.

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    im looking for the instructions with negative resulkts!
    "It is the soldier,not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the press.
    It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech.
    It is the soldier, not the campus organizer , who gives us the freedom to demonstrate.
    It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin
    is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."
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    Originally posted by Airmanv on 11-25-2003 at 05:39 PM
    im looking for the instructions with negative resulkts!
    What's the suffix on the package? rpm, tar, something else

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    snes9x-1.41-1-src.tar.gz

    i figure this is like a zip?
    So i extracted it but now what?
    "It is the soldier,not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the press.
    It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech.
    It is the soldier, not the campus organizer , who gives us the freedom to demonstrate.
    It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin
    is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."
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    Originally posted by Airmanv on 11-25-2003 at 05:27 PM
    yes
    That's strange. Are your win boxes shared and have you set them up for a guest account? Sounds like it's on the windows side now.

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    Originally posted by Airmanv on 11-25-2003 at 05:42 PM
    snes9x-1.41-1-src.tar.gz

    i figure this is like a zip?
    So i extracted it but now what?
    Look for something that looks, intuitively, like an install file. It may be in a folder that was extracted. Then try:

    ./filename

    the "./" will execute the file

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    i tried i have clicked almost everyfile only one does anything its a config file that runs in the terminal...

    btw thanks alot al
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    It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech.
    It is the soldier, not the campus organizer , who gives us the freedom to demonstrate.
    It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin
    is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."
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    All the commands are in the terminal.

    No problem, one of the things I've come to understand is why Linux isn't going to take over Windows. Until the Linux community starts to think in "commercial" terms and gets out of the "geek" mode, then it's adoption will be very limited. There are instructions scattered everywhere, but even those leave alot to be desired. I like the system, but am frustrated as you are now with the lack of consistency. I'm confident with time it will change and indeed, it's much better than when I first tried it about four years ago and just gave up for lack of time to spend with it. There's only one answer right now and that's to just keep at it and make tons of mistakes and come back to this forum for help. The people here seem to help more than other places and don't seem to carry the "geek" arrogance around......it's good here.

    Unfortunately, I have to run out now and buy the wife dinner. Keep trying. The little bit I know, and it's very little, I learned by just trying and trying and trying and trying. Like the samba thing, it took me a week to figure the darn thing out and now I have seven boxes setup and all talk to EMIII.

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    Originally posted by Airmanv on 11-25-2003 at 07:42 PM
    snes9x-1.41-1-src.tar.gz

    i figure this is like a zip?
    So i extracted it but now what?
    Its a .tar.gz - essentially a zip in the Linux world for you (tar = tape archiver and gz = gzip).

    Its a source file though (hence the "src"), so you'll have to compile it, but don't worry just yet.

    To decompress the file, run this command from the console (or use something else to extract all the files):

    tar zxvf snes9x-1.41-1-src.tar.gz

    (z=use zip, x=extract, v=verbose messgaes, f=use archive file)

    You probably want to run it in its own directory such as /home/username/snes or something like that just to be sure it doesn't clutter your home directory.

    Now, go to that directory and look for a file named "INSTALL" or "README" or something like that. In there should be install instructions.

    Normal source installs boil down to just a few commands though:

    ./configure (to configure it for your system and what you have installed)
    make (compile the source)
    *"su" to root*
    make install (copy the files appropriately).

    Its best to read the readme/install file just in case there is something strange. If you can make it past the ./configure, you should be home-free.

    Its really not too bad to compile your own as long as you installed the compilers, etc during install... so I guess we'll find out.

    If you're not upto the source install, check out rpmfind.net and see if you can find it there. I know you're "new" but Its not a bad idea to get your hands a bit dirty - and you'll realize how its really not *that* bad.
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    Great info ill try i in a bit..trying to get mame and mp3s to work no luck..what does this mean

    [airmanv@home124 airmanv]$ rpm -i /home/airmanv/Dloads/xmame-0.76.1-1.fr.src.rpmwarning: /home/airmanv/Dloads/xmame-0.76.1-1.fr.src.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID e42d547b
    error: cannot write to %sourcedir /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES
    [airmanv@home124 airmanv]$
    "It is the soldier,not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the press.
    It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech.
    It is the soldier, not the campus organizer , who gives us the freedom to demonstrate.
    It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin
    is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."
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    Looks like you need to do that as root so you can write the files to that directory.

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    will do tommorow im a linuxed out
    "It is the soldier,not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the press.
    It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech.
    It is the soldier, not the campus organizer , who gives us the freedom to demonstrate.
    It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin
    is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."
    ~Unknown

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    FYI if you are using RedHat (and possibly fedora) it will not have mp3 support. You need to download the xmms-mp3 rpm and install that.

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    I did and I installed it...no luck though maybe i need to do it from root?
    "It is the soldier,not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the press.
    It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech.
    It is the soldier, not the campus organizer , who gives us the freedom to demonstrate.
    It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin
    is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."
    ~Unknown

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    Originally posted by Airmanv on 11-26-2003 at 12:20 AM
    I did and I installed it...no luck though maybe i need to do it from root?
    Bingo! Yeah, whenever I compile/install software I do it as root.

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