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    Default looking for ches game

    i instaled gnuchess from yast but its not in the menu, when i do a search from on top of menu, doesnt pop up in list?..

    is there anything else to install to go with gnuchess?

    tried the same thing with phalanx cant find it to play it??

    what was the name of the chess game that came with suse 10.3 gnome?
    i tried brutalchess but no good, didnt like it...

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    Default Re: looking for ches game

    Quote Originally Posted by diablo1 View Post
    i instaled gnuchess from yast but its not in the menu, when i do a search from on top of menu, doesnt pop up in list?..

    is there anything else to install to go with gnuchess?
    You are best off to use a front end gui to play gnuchess. I typically use xboard. With xboard and gnuchess installed, for a quick game, you can start it from an xterm/konsole with:
    xboard -fcp gnuchess -size medium

    Quote Originally Posted by diablo1 View Post
    tried the same thing with phalanx cant find it to play it??
    With xboard and phalanx installed, the following works:
    board -fcp phalanx -size medium

    or if you wish to watch phalanx play against gnuchess:
    xboard -scp gnuchess -fcp phalanx -size medium -mode 'TwoMachines'
    and give it about 20 to 30 seconds to setup, before you conclude it doesn't work.

    Quote Originally Posted by diablo1 View Post
    what was the name of the chess game that came with suse 10.3 gnome? i tried brutalchess but no good, didnt like it...
    crafty used to come with openSUSE-10.1. But it was not included with openSUSE-10.3 nor with 11.0. But its an easy program to download and custom compile.

    Take a look at the openSUSE chess wiki. ... I added the various chess programs I tried to the wiki :
    Games/Chess - openSUSE

    ... my view (when I contributed to that wiki) was that 'spike' was the strongest native Linux chess program.

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    i dont particularly want a chess game i have to use a konsole to open, which, if any, dont need to be opened by a konsole..

    i liked the chess gamee on 10.3 gnome, i wish i remembered the name of it

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    it was glChess gnome games...
    does that mean if it says gnome i cant install it on kde4 suse 11?

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    Quote Originally Posted by diablo1 View Post
    i dont particularly want a chess game i have to use a konsole to open,
    diablo1, I recommend you spend some time to learn a bit about your desktop/window manager.

    Those konsole commands are examples, that you can then apply to an icon for quick launch.

    For example, in kde-3.5.x, it is very easy to create an icon in one's desktop, or in the KMenu, for launching an application. One simply pastes in the konsole command.

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    i didnt think of that
    ill try to make a shortcut launch icon

    i opened gnuchess and phalanx and it plays inside the konsole its only text, right? no fancy display program
    thanks

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    Dreamchess seems like what you maybe after can't find an rpm and never tried on Suse.

    DreamChess | Downloads

    But try a tar.gz install finishing with checkinstall, no ideal but easy.

    Has its own chess engine, but will play using crafty think gnuchess to not tried to many.

    Also have knights but IMO not as nice as Dreamchess
    Man first, have a try at Info, have a look at Wiki, if all that fails Scroogle!!!!!
    If I've helped click on the Rep button I don't know what it does but it sounds cool.

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    knights is better than all the others that come with suse 11 kde4

    can i install a gz with yast, right click on package open with - install software

    thanks!

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    No you have to read the install instructions there's normally a readme inside or the site will have install instructions.

    normally

    ./configure
    make
    make install

    Now I don't recommend make install as removing it will be a pain. But instead use checkinstall this will allow painless removal.

    But this isn't for a novice should you encounter errors it may get tricky chasing dependecies. You could install glchess if you really want I haven't got clue what extra deps it will bring in though.
    Man first, have a try at Info, have a look at Wiki, if all that fails Scroogle!!!!!
    If I've helped click on the Rep button I don't know what it does but it sounds cool.

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    i found this dreamchess RPM, dreamchess-0.1.0-1.i586.rpm : 19-Nov-2007 2130
    located at http://ftp.icm.edu.pl/packages/linux.../updates/i586/

    is this good, safe , compatable with my suse 11 kde 4 or is it too old?

    thanks

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