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Old May 24th, 2004
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mike8994 is flying high
Default Installed OK but won't run

Installed the libgtk+2.0_0-devel- XXX and the complile and install for gtk-gnutella went fine. There were no errors. However I cannot get the program to run. If I enter "gtk-gnutella" at the run command I get "Could not run the specified command!"

This is terribly frustrating to a newbie!
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Old June 21st, 2004
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bluefire is flying high

Check if there is a file called "gtk-gnutella" in the directory "src" of the sourcecode after you do a "make". If it is not there, then "make" did not successfully complete.
If it is not there, then you should carefully check the output of the "Configure" command to see if you may be missing a required dependency.
Unfortunately "make install" does not check for the presence of all files before it installs.
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Old June 24th, 2004
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The Raven is flying high

Hi, i have a simmilure problem to Mike,
I'm trying to install gnutella 0.93.4, there is a niggling, annoying problem . . . the install thingys seem to rum well with no errors, but when i try to start gnutella i get the error "failed to execute child process "gtk-gnutella" (no such file or directory)
There is a file called "gtk-gnutella" in the directory "src", which i think is good,

hmmm, this is annoying! i am running redhad 9 on a PIII, and i am relitivly new to linux.

can anyone offer any advice?

thanks . . .Joel
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Old June 25th, 2004
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bluefire is flying high

You can try to run the file gtk-gnutella directly from the src directory by typing
"./gtk-gnutella". Does that work? If not, what is the error message?

You should be able to run it from everywhere by typing "gtk-gnutella" after you did a "make install".

If you are using Fedora Core 2, you can alternatively go to the gtk-gnutella Sourceforge pages and fetch a ready rpm there.
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Old June 27th, 2004
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The Raven is flying high
Talking thanks

I gave up on that vertion and then tryed getting the rpm, and . . Ha-Zar!!! it works.

Thanks for your help,

. . . .Joel
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Old November 10th, 2004
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thekhan is flying high

Hi there,
I installed it through a RPM for FC2. I am Using FC2. Installation is done without any error but when i type "gtk-gnutella" on terminal as a root it shows "Never ever run this as root!" error.
when i type in any other user it shows
"Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified

04/11/11 04:42:27 (WARNING): cannot open display: :0.0
I am a new user of LINUX. kindly help me.
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Old November 12th, 2004
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bluefire is flying high

If you log in as a non-root user into your graphical desktop environment after boot-up, you should be able to run gtk-gnutella normally from the command line.

Gtk-gnutella will refuse to run under user root, because it was not written to be secure. This does not mean, it is known to be insecure, but it means, that the developers don't want to be liable for any harm done by the programm and do strongly disencourage to run it under root.

The message "cannot open display: :0.0" probably means, that you either don't have an X server running on your machine, or that you for some reason don't have access to it. I assume the first, because in the latter case it should have printed something like "... blah not authorized blah ...".

Gtk-gnutella requires an X server as it has a graphical user interface.
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Old December 18th, 2004
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thekhan's problem is probably that he started the graphical environment as root, then used 'su' to change the user in a terminal. He should be fine if he justs logs in as a normal user from the start.

I have the same problem when I start as a normal user, su to root in an xterm and try to run a graphical program, e.g. ethereal.

PS: It is disturbing to see linux newbies running as root all the time. Please don't do this. It is a dangerous habit.
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