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Cannot start installed program
« on: February 10, 2019, 09:21:28 AM »
 

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According to the package management the chess program "stockfish" is installed on my PC. Can also find an entry under /usr/games/stockfish.

However, no icon was created during installation, so I don't know how and where to start the program.

This problem sometimes occurs when installing other programs. That's why I published the problem under Installing software.

Thank you very much for your help!  :)
 


Re: Cannot start installed program
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 09:45:36 AM »
 

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Try typing stockfish into your terminal and hit Enter and see if the program loads. If it does load and run OK from there you should be able to create an XFCE whisker menu shortcut for it with just the command stockfish.
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Re: Cannot start installed program
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 03:51:20 PM »
 

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Try typing stockfish into your terminal and hit Enter and see if the program loads. If it does load and run OK from there you should be able to create an XFCE whisker menu shortcut for it with just the command stockfish.
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entered the word stockfish and pressed enter. then only the following line appeared
Stockfish 7 by T. Romstad, M. Costalba, J. Kiiski, G. Linscott

nothing else happened??
 

Re: Cannot start installed program
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 08:12:57 PM »
 

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Try typing stockfish into your terminal and hit Enter and see if the program loads. If it does load and run OK from there you should be able to create an XFCE whisker menu shortcut for it with just the command stockfish.
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entered the word stockfish and pressed enter. then only the following line appeared
Stockfish 7 by T. Romstad, M. Costalba, J. Kiiski, G. Linscott

nothing else happened??

Bit of advice; when downloading software in compressed format  i.e zip, gz. after decompressing a good practice is to read the READ ME file which among other things explains how to configure, install, run and use the program/software/tool/app. I downloaded stockfish,  decompressed it, followed that very same advice I just gave you and found this very intersting information you obviously missed:

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Stockfish is a free UCI chess engine derived from Glaurung 2.1. It is not a complete chess program and requires some UCI-compatible GUI (e.g. XBoard with PolyGlot, eboard, Arena, Sigma Chess, Shredder, Chess Partner or Fritz) in order to be used comfortably. Read the documentation for your GUI of choice for information about how to use Stockfish with it.

Next time take a look at the READ ME file and save youself and others time and trouble. On the other hand, as I was reading that READ ME file I couldn't help but notice that stockfish looks like it might be quite difficult to set up. If you want to play chess in LL it might be better to look for one in synaptics; open menu, type synaptics in the search bar and hit enter, a dialog box asking to type in your password shows up, type it in and once synaptics open, in the search bar type "chess" and navigate throught the resullts till you find something.
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apt search chess shows:
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3dchess/stable,stable 0.8.1-19+deb9u1 amd64
  Play chess across 3 boards!
brutalchess/stable,stable 0.5.2+dfsg-7 amd64
  3D chess game with reflection of the chessmen
dreamchess/stable,stable 0.2.1-RC2-2+b2 amd64
  3D chess game
and a few others. You could install one of those by typing in the terminal
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sudo apt-get install 3dchess type your password when asked, press enter type (Y) when asked and wait till the install process finishes, once it does try your game and tell us about it.

Hope this helps! :)
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Re: Cannot start installed program
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 09:16:10 PM »
 

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