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I keep downloading the Linux annex but the things downloaded, I don't know what to do with them or what to press. It gives me a bunch of files and I don't know what to open some of them with when it tells me I have to choose one of my applications. So, what usually happens when you guys download the game?

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sorry

I re-sent the topic when I tried to fix a spelling error.

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Just unpack the archive and

Just unpack the archive and run the Foldit application inside it.

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I have a problem starting

I have a problem starting foldit. When i run it I get:

"Foldit Error: Could not load library: libglut.so.3: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64"

I run ArchLinux on a 64 bit machine. I guess i am supposed to install a new library, but i am not sure of which one exactly should I install. I'll give a few tries on all the lib with glut in their name i can find on the repository of my distro.

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Ok I solved it by installing

Ok I solved it by installing lib32-freeglut. I think this should be put in the readme file of the linux distribution though, because is not likely for a 64 bit user to ave that package.

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Ubuntu 9.10: sudo apt-get

Ubuntu 9.10: sudo apt-get install libfreeglut - And then it should work.
And if you are getting a flickering screen, try disabling Compiz. metacity --replace might be useful. Do compiz --replace afterwards to restore.

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Put it on a desktop of it's own

Put it on a desktop of it's own.
Otherwise you will still see flickering if you try metacity --replace (the windows behind will "flicker trough"). There's no such flickering if you put it on a seperate space with nothing behind it.

(The flickering has to do with OpenGL and window decorators. I'm not sure what in the combination that cause it, but avoid it.)

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As a data point, I run Debian

As a data point, I run Debian with the metacity window manager on my macbook (which has a nvidia card) and have never had flicker problems (nor with compiz). It may have to do with your specific graphics card.

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It seems like it has to do

It seems like it has to do with my driver (Radeon) and Kernel Mode Setting not being used.
(ATI Radeon mobile express x1200, in my laptop)
I'll try to figure out how to make the driver load with KMS on at boot.

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SPAM ^ ^^

More thinly disguised SPAM links in the above two messages.

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thanks Brick

hopefully I got all of them... for now.

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Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit

I still cannot get Fold It to run on my Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit desktop...I extract the downloaded folder and attempt to run the included executable, but absolutely nothing happens.

This is especially weird considering that I also run Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit on my dual-boot laptop, and Fold It runs perfectly fine on there minus sound. To rule out the possibility of a game update breaking this, I downloaded again a fresh copy onto my laptop and it proceeded to run without a problem.

@Natanael_L: I ran that command and even checked in Synaptic, but apparently libfreeglut is not even available anymore in the repositories. Was it replaced by something else?

Any suggestions would be great...I was kind of hoping to use my desktop to run Fold It since it handles graphics so much better.

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Never mind

Actually, I think I'll post my problem as its own forum topic.

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Never mind that, either

Thanks to Judecca for pointing out that I needed ia32-libs.

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Good post

Appreciate the info, it’s good to know.
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