A software issue

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at gmx.de
Wed Aug 8 11:23:41 UTC 2007

Cyber Term wrote:
> Thanks for the answer,
> It did NOT give any error message and exactly as you guessed, strangely,
> just sat there and did nothing. Now I'm installing it again and here's
> the procedure:
> 1. I input "sh installation.sh" // (Installation begins, everything
> seems fine)
> 2. It asks if I want to install symbolic links to a directory in my
> path. I choose Yes (/user/local/bin).
> 3. Installation in progress -- takes a while (11% ... 90%... done!)
> 4. The icon appears on the desktop AND when I double-click it, nothing
> happens!
> Strange! Isn't it? I mean if there is something extra needed, why it's
> not included with the CD itself and yet there's not even any instructions.

Well there are so many Linux Versions and Desktops around.....

Once again, what command do you execute when clicking on the icon and
nothing happens? Please have a look at the icon properties dialogue,
normally a RIGHT mouseclick on the icon should help you along.

Please report back what the exact command is and what happens, when you
execute this exact command from a command line.

> On the one hand, The Longman did just as I described, and on the other
> hand, Oxford software just complained as follow (right in the terminal):
> $ sh installation.sh
> ---------------------------------------------------------
> Verifying archive integrity... All good.
> Uncompressing ..........................
> /root/.setup3817: error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-1.2.so.0:
> cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

When I am on my System (currently not Ubuntu at home, but SUSE 10.2,
32bit version) I can use the command:

sudo find / -name "libgtk*"

i.e. find anything for me that begins with "libgtk" at the front and
start your search at "/"

As a result I get a short list and one of the entries on the list is:

You could try the same command and see what you get

Just guessing:
Maybe you do not have (part of) gnome, more porecisely the Gnome Tool
Kit installed? What desktop are you using, ex. KDE, Gnome, Icewm... you
name it?

Never mind, to begin with I would suggest that we concentrate on the
(11% ... 90%... done!) Installation, that you did.

> Couldn't load 'atal'
> The setup program seems to have failed on x86/glibc-2.1
> Please contact Loki Technical Support at support at lokigames.com
> The program returned an error code (1)
> ---------------------------------------------------------
> $
> I just have no idea what to do on this!
Well the suggestion made above about contacting support is not a bad
idea, isn't it?

On the other hand, there is a fair chance to narrow things down when you
kindly feed us with more information.

kind regards

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