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Noob needs help installing apps n' stuff

Postby metroid_maniac on Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:57 pm

I need a bit of help... I tried downloading Snes9x and a few other apps and tried to install them but I am having some trouble... I am aware of mintInstall and synaptic but not everything is on there that I need. What is the file extention for linux executable (like exe for windows)? help needed here
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Re: Noob needs help installing apps n' stuff

Postby DrHu on Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:44 pm

metroid_maniac wrote:What is the file extention for linux executable (like exe for windows)? help needed here

There is no single file/file type,
--depends on the application, sometime it is a shell (*.sh) script, sometimes a filename that is marked as executable by the application

Snes9x is available in synaptic..
--user guide should have enough info about this
http://www.scribd.com/doc/14435903/Linu ... User-Guide
http://www.scribd.com/doc/15884753/Linu ... User-Guide

Generally 3 methods
  • Use the repositories and the package manager for your Linux distribution
    --add repositories to get newer apps or for single applications that are not generally available for your kernel verion
  • Use a source file, and compile & install
  • Propriety software, eg windows apps, require an interface method, like wine or a VM to enable you to run them
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Re: Noob needs help installing apps n' stuff

Postby metroid_maniac on Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:13 am

snes9x is in synaptic? sorry I use mintInstall more.
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Re: Noob needs help installing apps n' stuff

Postby richyrich on Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:20 am

I found Gnome Snes9x, and ZSNES, in mintInstall. What parts are you missing?

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Re: Noob needs help installing apps n' stuff

Postby metroid_maniac on Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:23 am

...I dunno. i'll install it and come back after
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