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Mosaic won't run

ntk asked
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Last Modified: 2013-12-15
When I try to run Mosaic by typing 'mosaic' within an xterm session I get the message 'Permission denied'.  I am running Slackware 3.0 on a Dell 486, ethernet connection to the company LAN which gives me internet access through a firewall.  I am logged in as root when I try this.
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Is your DISPLAY environment variable set correctly?

Is your DISPLAY environment variable set correctly?



Concerning the DISPLAY environment being set correctly, I doubt it.  'echo $DISPLAY' returns    :0.0     I have no idea what the possible DISPLAY environment settings are, much less which one I need.  I have a 1 meg video card, running 1024x768, 17" Taxan monitor.  Also using XFREE86 which appears to work other than Mosaic, that is I can open xterm windows and for instance Fractal and tetris both work.

DISPLAY seems to be correct.
Can you tell me the permissions on the mosaic binary?
If you run ldd on this file, what are the results?


Running:  ldd mosaic   returns:  
can't execute mosaic (permission denied)

Try chmod +x mosaic
If it still doesn't work, your mosaic binary is corrupt, and you should find a new one.
(Try downloading from a Slackware mirror near you.)

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That helped, but It would be nice to get an explanantion of what chmod does/means.
I am now getting a bunch of 'Cannot load fonts...' and 'Cannot load usable strings errors...' and then finally a 'Cannot perform malloc', but I will do as you say and download a fresh copy.  If the above errors persist I will submit and new question.  Thanks.
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