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    HELP! softare won't work (illegal instruction)

    i recently use synaptic to switch from gnome to kde (and to save HDD space i decided to get rid of gnome)

    any way a number of programs that i use have stopped working these are
    blender3d
    gridwars
    teeworlds
    and bzflag(i don't normally use this one but when tee worlds and grid wars failed to work i had to find some thing to play)

    i tried launching all of these from my console and they all just said illegal instruction
    specs:
    cpu: 2.8GHz celeron ram: 1GB HDD:16GB
    graphics: nvidia 256MB geforce6 6200

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    Re: HELP! softare won't work (illegal instruction)

    Quote Originally Posted by 900donuts View Post
    i recently use synaptic to switch from gnome to kde (and to save HDD space i decided to get rid of gnome)

    any way a number of programs that i use have stopped working these are
    blender3d
    gridwars
    teeworlds
    and bzflag(i don't normally use this one but when tee worlds and grid wars failed to work i had to find some thing to play)

    i tried launching all of these from my console and they all just said illegal instruction
    In the process of removing gnome, you may have removed libraries that these applications need. I would start with removing each application using Synaptic Package Manager and then reinstalling them. That way, any dependencies that you may have inadvertently removed will also be brought back in.
    "When you dual-boot Windows, Windows exists along side of Linux. When you use VirtualBox, Windows exists at the pleasure of Linux." -- ThomasAaron @ System76

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    Re: HELP! softare won't work (illegal instruction)

    ok i tried your suggestion and it didn't work now what?
    specs:
    cpu: 2.8GHz celeron ram: 1GB HDD:16GB
    graphics: nvidia 256MB geforce6 6200

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    Re: HELP! softare won't work (illegal instruction)

    Quote Originally Posted by 900donuts View Post
    ok i tried your suggestion and it didn't work now what?
    Drats. I was so hoping it would be the easy solution. Unfortunately, I have no experience with the particular applications you are having trouble with. You may want to download the Kubuntu installation CD, backup your /home drive and do a reinstall. Clearly, something got pooched when you switched to KDE ... but I really can't tell what it might be.
    "When you dual-boot Windows, Windows exists along side of Linux. When you use VirtualBox, Windows exists at the pleasure of Linux." -- ThomasAaron @ System76

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    Re: HELP! softare won't work (illegal instruction)

    gridwars is technically supposed to be off the net but the download link at happypenguin.org still works

    teeworlds you can get from teeworlds.com

    and blender and bzflag are in the repositories

    thanks for trying
    specs:
    cpu: 2.8GHz celeron ram: 1GB HDD:16GB
    graphics: nvidia 256MB geforce6 6200

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