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  1. #31
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    Re: How to install a .run file

    Try typing sudo before the command you run. Then enter your password and that should work. Only use sudo when you have to.

  2. #32
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    Re: How to install a .run file

    I am trying to install A Tale In the Desert which is a .run file. I navigate to Downloads which is where it is and I type

    chmod -x eClient-linux-i686.run

    and hit enter and it does nothing, just back to the prompt

    ethan@ubuntu:~Downloads$ chmod -x eClient-linux-i686.run
    ethan@ubuntu:~Downloads$

    is what I end up with... any thoughts of what stupidity I'm doing here?

    Thanks as I'm new to Linux, liking it... just a bit of a learning curve.

  3. #33
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    Re: How to install a .run file

    1) Right Click - Properties - Permissions - Allow executing as a program

    2) Double Click

    3) Feel like idiot.

  4. #34
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    Re: How to install a .run file

    Quote Originally Posted by ice60 View Post
    you run this -
    Code:
    ctrl-alt-F1
    that will get rid of your desktop, so save anything first. then run this -
    Code:
    init 3
    then -
    Code:
    gdm stop
    then login, that bit might be earlier, it's says login, or something like that. then, if the nvidia driver is on your desktop cd to your desktop and run it like this -
    Code:
    cd ~/Desktop <enter>
    sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-xxxx.run
    replace the xxxx with what the driver is called. at some point you might get an error about /tmp/.X0-lock, or something like that, you can remove it like this -
    Code:
    sudo rm /tmp/.X0-lock
    you can reboot like this -
    Code:
    sudo reboot
    OR incase that doesn't work for some reason
    Code:
    sudo shutdown -r now
    i've never installed a graphics driver like that in ubuntu, that's just from old notes i made for installing the nvidia driver on linux. i don't think anyone installs the driver like that on ubuntu.
    I am attempting to use this method to install the new nvidia graphics driver and all goes well until I try to stop the GDM. I get an error message saying to cannot acquire name. I ran the gdm stop command with sudo but it still didn't work. I tried to install the driver anyway and it said the X server was stil running, so I assume that I have to stop it somehow. The instructions in nvidia's readme file aren't clear on how to stop the X server either.

    Any help is greatly appreciated

    **I dug a little deeper and found that I had to use

    $ sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

    Driver is now installed and working great. Thanks all for the information
    Last edited by Thonyv; March 25th, 2010 at 03:57 PM. Reason: problem solved

  5. #35
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    Re: How to install a .run file

    Thanks! Worked perfectly!

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    Re: How to install a .run file

    Quote Originally Posted by fatsheep View Post
    For those of you that have been using Ubuntu for a while, you probably already know this. I'm posting this for the newbies that download a game installer in .run format and have no idea what to do with it.

    How to Install a .run File:

    For this How To I am going to be using the dummy name "example.run". You should replace this with the name of the file you are trying to install.

    1. Open a terminal. In Gnome the terminal is found in Applications>Accessories>Terminal.
    2. Navigate to the directory of the .run file. For this example, I have mine on the desktop so I would type in "cd ~/Desktop" and press enter.
    3. Type "chmod +x example.run" (press enter).
    4. Now type "./example.run", press enter, and the installer will run.
    __________________________________________________ ____________

    Thank you much. I have been pulling hair out of my head!!! by the way, my new 11.1 ati drivers and hd radion 5870 thank you to.

  7. #37
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    Re: How to install a .run file

    Hello how do you run it as a Admin this is what i get

    VirtualBox Version 4.0.8 r71778 (2011-05-16T16:58:14Z) installer
    This program must be run with administrator privileges. Aborting

  8. #38

    Re: How to install a .run file

    thanks

  9. #39
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    Re: How to install a .run file

    nice tutorial

  10. #40
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    Re: How to install a .run file

    thanks very usefull

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