Foldit refuses to work on Gentoo Linux
|Opened on:||Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 21:02|
|Last modified:||Monday, December 31, 2012 - 18:39|
I became addicted to the Windows version of Foldit a few years ago (though I never really got very good at it), but unfortunately my folding has fallen by the wayside due to a combination of a cross-country move, mammoth academic workload, and switching my operating system over to Gentoo Linux. I finally downloaded the Linux version of the Foldit software today, but can't figure out for the life of me how to get it to work. I unpacked the files into my home folder as per the install instructions in the FAQ and the wiki (though emerging it from Portage would have been a bit easier--maybe a Portage package would be something for the devs to work on?) and tried to run "./Foldit" (sans quotes) from the Foldit directory, but to no avail. Running "./Foldit" gives the error "-bash: ./Foldit: cannot execute binary file", and clicking on the icon for the executable file in the directory simply doesn't do anything. I've heard there was a missing library or something that needed to be installed, but when I installed libglut3 as many of the posts I've seen on this topic suggested, it didn't change a thing, even though I installed it into the Foldit directory. (Or maybe that might be part of my problem? Should I have installed that in another directory?) Is there anything I'm missing here that would be blatantly obvious to the veteran Linux user, but a newbie like me (I've barely had Gentoo running for 6 months) wouldn't think of? If somebody knows how to resolve this so I can get back into folding, please let me know. Thanks!
(My apologies if this ends up being a duplicate post...I tried posting it a few hours ago, but it didn't look like it went through.)