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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:45 am    Post subject: 20,000 Lightyears From Space Reply with quote

I'm having issues playing the only game (so far) that I've installed outside of fortune-mod (which I really don't consider a game, but it is amusing). It installed in /usr/games/bin/ and while I can execute it as root, I have to, from the prompt, type

Code:
/usr/games/bin/lightyears


to get it to launch. Just typing

Code:
lightyears


will not launch it. As a user, in the games group, I can't even browse to /usr/games/bin.

WindowMaker running from a user-launched xinit session (hey, give me a break, it's been /years/ since I've used Gentoo and had to configure this stuff, I'm working on things a little at a time). from a tty console. Would this be the cause? If so I have no issue quitting and starting it back up in a more proper manner. I have xdm installed though not configured (yet).
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the output of
Code:
# ls -la /usr/games/bin/ | head -n3
# grep ^games /etc/group
?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Letharion wrote:
What's the output of
Code:
# ls -la /usr/games/bin/ | head -n3
# grep ^games /etc/group
?


Code:
 # ls -la /usr/games/bin/ | head -n3
total 12
drwxr-x--- 2 root  games 4096 Sep 11 07:05 .
drwxr-xr-x 4 games root  4096 Sep 11 07:05 ..

Code:
# grep ^games /etc/group
games:x:35:alex,root

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

when did you add your user to the games group?
ie did you just add him? since you need to logoff&login for group policies to be applied
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naib wrote:
when did you add your user to the games group?
ie did you just add him? since you need to logoff&login for group policies to be applied


That seemed to be the issue. I thought I had done that already. Thanks.
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