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I Need Help with Installing a Program in BASH


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I need some help.I installed Bash just fine, and Xming Server just fine. I installed an essential program for any good Linux install, Frozen Bubble, successfully. I set Bash to recognize the proper path correctly, When I run it I get for about 1½ seconds a Frozen Bubble Window, the standard one, and it says Loading. Then it disappears. This is what is in the Bash Window. I know I am on the right track. I can get galculator to work, but not Firefox. It opens then closes. I think the Frozen Bubble install has something to do with the sound, but I don't know how to work it. Perhaps one of you Linux gurus can help.

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disc 0 ??  in Ubuntu not c in windows ? I'm no expert either lol


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Anyone familiar with Linux care to give this a shot?  


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this might help

sudo alsa reload

 this will not fix the issue but should get it to work.

 

also have a read of this m8

 

http://voices.canoni...fix-your-audio/

 

you have got all the dependencies ?


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this might help

sudo alsa reload

 this will not fix the issue but should get it to work.

 

also have a read of this m8

 

http://voices.canoni...fix-your-audio/

 

you have got all the dependencies ?

I will give that a shot, I downloaded the program, and had to include the path.  That is all I know.


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Now I get


[SDL Init] Couldn't make app Unsupported console hardware
 Try software fallback at /usr/games/frozen-bubble line 2675.
Couldn't make app Unsupported console hardware at /usr/games/frozen-bubble line 2677.

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sounds like you do not have all the dependencies

 

check you have these packages

  • Perl: the most popular scripting language out there
  • SDL: the "standard" cross-platform multimedia C library
  • SDL_image: an image file loading library for SDL
  • SDL_mixer: a multi-channel audio mixer library for SDL
  • sdlperl: glue between perl and SDL; FB2 has been validated with versions 1.20.0, 1.20.3, 2.1.2 and 2.1.3 (upcoming 2.2.1 will be using new API in version 2.5x)
  • SDL_Pango: glue between Pango and SDL (SDL_Pango is currently unsupported and needs a small API patch to work with Frozen-Bubble)

 

link to patch =

 http://zarb.org/~gc/t/SDL_Pango-0.1.2-API-adds.patch

normally nowadays the apt-get command does get/show the dependencies all it might need is the api patch


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You know, this is what I am talking about with Linux.  To get ONE SIMPLE LITTLE GAME installed you need to spend if not hours, you need to spend days, weeks, perhaps years troubleshooting drivers, dependencies, paths, all kinds of crap, running things in sudo, etc etc etc.  It just is not worth it.  You would think with all the decent programmers out there somebody could get something to install in Linux with just a double-click, as in Windows.  This is why I don't mess around with the Linux junk.  I know this is BASH, but I have messed with regular installs of Linux before, and they were all horrendous.  Barely usable.

 

Enough of my rant.


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They are working on improving ease of installation on Linux. apt-get is the installation method of choice since it should handle all dependencies automagically. This only works if the software vendor has packaged their software for use with apt-get. But these days, most packages can indeed be installed this way.
 
From their website:

apt-get install frozen-bubble

Apologies for my delay in responding. I've been busy with some other stuff, and all my free time has been taken up too. :)

 

One other thing. Graphical programs need to use a graphics engine to display content. On Linux, apt-get will install the graphics engine necessary to run the game you're installing (if you don't already have it). However, while Windows now supports native bash, I truly doubt that any graphics engines will work in native Windows (although OpenGL should work). So my guess is the apt-get above will fail when you run it in Windows bash. I'd love you to prove me wrong though. :)

 

The problem you are experiencing is you're expecting a graphics program to work in bash for Windows, which is in more of an alpha release than a beta release. You shouldn't evaluate Linux based on this implementation.


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You shouldn't evaluate Linux based on this implementation.

Oh, believe me, I am not.

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Oh, believe me, I am not.

 

Then I'm really not sure why you're bashing Linux (see what I did there?). All the issues you raise were valid 10 years ago, but Ubuntu changed all that. Ubuntu was the first to make Linux installation easy, then all the other variants followed suit. The package manager was standardized under apt-get, so installing software is even easier than in Windows now. And requiring sudo to make changes to your OS is the same thing as having to run things as administrator in Windows. Linux is even easier to administer, and more powerful, although delving into the more esoteric configurations still requires manual editing of configuration files. But you can do it in Linux, while you're much more limited in Windows. The point is, you don't have to get down and dirty with Linux anymore unless you want to.


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