View Full Version : [ubuntu] how to install something using .x files

May 2nd, 2009, 07:34 AM
Hey everyone,

I was trying to install a program and the main file is "executable (application/x-executable)" as described when i right clicked it. I was wondering how to open such files? I have tried without success several options as i saw on the net but nothing worked so far.


May 2nd, 2009, 08:01 AM
Is it a windows type .exe file? If so you cant open it in linux without using something like WINE.

May 2nd, 2009, 08:06 AM
it is a .x executable file, not exe. the line that i wrote in parentheses is exactly what ubuntu says when i view properties of that file.

May 2nd, 2009, 04:53 PM
bump =]

May 2nd, 2009, 05:01 PM
Where is that file located? Open a terminal and change to that directory. Then, post the output of this command, replacing filename with the actual name of that file.

Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

file filename

May 2nd, 2009, 05:16 PM
The output says:

inst.linux: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.0.0, not stripped

May 2nd, 2009, 05:19 PM
Make sure it has an executable permission first before you run it.

chmod 755 filename.x
sudo ./filename.x <-- If you need root privilege.

May 2nd, 2009, 05:22 PM
that seems to have worked. The program installed, but the terminal then asked this:

Where is your sound card ? [/dev/dsp]