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    Question vegastrike installation weird prompt

    Okay, so I installed the vegastrike game.

    When I try to run the vssetup file
    I get this error

    Code:
    ~/Downloads/vegastrike-0.5.0$ vssetup
    Found data in /home/jarod/Downloads/vegastrike-0.5.0
    Error opening terminal: xterm.
    ~/Downloads/vegastrike-0.5.0$
    For the life of me, I can't figure out what the hell is wrong with my xterm? I can run xterm fine in another window, and even when I run xterm as the terminal I'm typing vssetup into, it says it can't open the program.

    Anyone have any idea, what the hell I'm doing wrong? I just switched to linux about a week ago so I'm a uber noob.

    I know this is probably something stupid. Please throw me a bone.

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    Re: vegastrike installation weird prompt

    Quote Originally Posted by elitejarod View Post
    Okay, so I installed the vegastrike game.

    When I try to run the vssetup file
    I get this error

    Code:
    ~/Downloads/vegastrike-0.5.0$ vssetup
    Found data in /home/jarod/Downloads/vegastrike-0.5.0
    Error opening terminal: xterm.
    ~/Downloads/vegastrike-0.5.0$
    For the life of me, I can't figure out what the hell is wrong with my xterm? I can run xterm fine in another window, and even when I run xterm as the terminal I'm typing vssetup into, it says it can't open the program.

    Anyone have any idea, what the hell I'm doing wrong? I just switched to linux about a week ago so I'm a uber noob.

    I know this is probably something stupid. Please throw me a bone.
    Hi, did you make the game executable?

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    Talking Re: vegastrike installation weird prompt

    I scoured the websites last night and figured out a work around for the xterm issue.

    so I'm going to solve this one now. But I will be posting another issue that you could probably help me with very shortly, thank you.

    Code:
    2. For error message "Error opening terminal: xterm"
    mkdir -p /usr/share/terminfo/x
    cd /usr/share/terminfo/x
    ln -s /lib/terminfo/x/xterm xterm
    The above worked excellent for my issue, if anyone else is having the same issue.

    website I got it from is here:
    http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=454

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    Re: vegastrike installation weird prompt

    hello everyone i am having this issue on my laptop using ubuntu 11.04 and i have no clue what i am doing i tried the suggestion above and it seems to work but when i try to run the privsetup it still says error opening terminal: xterm what am i doing wrong?

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    Re: vegastrike installation weird prompt

    Just installed 11.10, and I've been trying to install vegastrike, but have had this xterm error coming up during installation. When I then try to run the game, I get a black screen with a white mouse cursor, but it won't exit or proceed to anything else from there.

    I tried the solution linked to by elitejarod, but when running the cd /usr... line I get a "no such command" response. I've run the lines both *exactly* as they appear, and by substituting my username for "usr", but both approaches yield the same result. Any thoughts on what I'm bungling up here? Thanks!

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