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Re: [Bug-XBoard] I can't start the xboard!

From: Tim Mann
Subject: Re: [Bug-XBoard] I can't start the xboard!
Date: Sat, 5 May 2007 10:59:04 -0700

xboard is a chess GUI.  By default it acts as a GUI for GNU Chess, and
it expects the GNU Chess program to be named "gnuchessx".  (That's
correct for GNU Chess 4, but for GNU Chess 5 the correct command is
"gnuchess xboard".  Some distros work around this by installing GNU
Chess 5 as gnuchessx, while some change the default before compiling
xboard.)  I don't know exactly what Debian does, but apparently they
didn't change the default and you don't have a program named gnuchessx
installed on your system.  

Please read "man xboard" to find out what command line options to give
to make it do what you want.

On Wed, 28 Mar 2007 20:48:36 +0800, sl_axl <address@hidden> wrote:
>     My OS  is Linux debian 2.6.17-2-686 #1 SMP Wed Sep 13 16:34:10 UTC 2006
> i686 GNU/Linux.
>      I try to use  'xboard  -debug',and the following is :
> xboard 4.2.7 + gnuchessx
> Reset(1, 0) from gameMode 0
> recognized 'normal' (-1) as variant normal
> GameEnds(0, (null), 2)
> StartChildProcess (dir="") gnuchessx
> 2420 >first : xboard
> protover 2
> xboard: Error writing to first chess program: Broken pipe
> 2562 <first : gnuchessx: No such file or directory
> xboard: Failed to start first chess program gnuchessx on localhost:
> gnuchessx: No such file or directory
> GameEnds(0, (null), 2)
> 7243 >first : force
> 7243 >first : quit
>                                                           Thanks.

Tim Mann  address@hidden  http://tim-mann.org/

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