I’ve installed Anagramarama and I can get it to run if I go to the Anagramarama folder and click on the executable file “ag”.
But if I try to run it by means of a link I’ve created on the Desktop, there’s a quick flash of a new window, then nothing. I’ve tried running the program in a terminal, to see if that would give me a hint, but the same thing happens.
I imagine that the problem is with the link, but I’ve got no idea how to deal with it.
Small problem there, I’m afraid. I’ve been a Ubuntu user since Dapper Drake, and the openSUSE terminal seems to be a bit different from what I’m used to. If I just type the name of the link (anagramarama.desktop) in the terminal, I get an error message;-
If 'anagramarama.desktop' is not a typo you can use command-not-found to lookup the package that contains it, like this:
this should prompt for the root password which You have to enter. The letters should turn to red colour after You type the password which means You have now all the root power. The prompt should also change from “$” to “#”.
Ah right. I’d forgotten about ./ In my own defence, I should point out that I’m a computer user, not a programmer, and by and large, I prefer to use the GUI rather than the terminal where possible. I don’t have any objection to using the terminal, it just seems to me to be very difficult to understand.
Anyway, back to Anagramarama. Running it as root gave me;-
*** nss-shared-helper: Shared database disabled (set NSS_USE_SHARED_DB to enable).
I don’t understand this.
Running it as non-root opened Gedit with the following in it;-
john@linux-drf1:~/Desktop> ls -l
-rwxr-xr-x 1 john users 232 Jun 3 11:22 anagramarama.desktop
-rwxr-xr-x 1 john users 195 May 31 15:47 Kyodai Mahjongg.desktop
-rwxr-xr-x 1 john users 312 May 31 15:40 Play Solitaire III.desktop
I can’t see any difference between the three lots of permissions. I’m still lost.