Knights Chess Interface

"The Game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement; Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired and strengthened by it, so as to become habits, ready on all occasions; for life is a kind of Chess, in which we have points to gain, and competition or adversaries to contend with, and in which there is a vast variety of good and ill events, that are, in some degree, the effect of prudence, or want of it."

- Benjamin Franklin, 1779

Installing from Source

Knights requires that you have the following already installed on your computer:

First, untar Knights using your favorite archiver.

It is very important for Knights to know where KDE is installed on your system. The best way to do this is to set the $KDEDIR environment variable. To see if you already have $KDEDIR set, run this from a Bash shell:

export | grep "KDEDIR"

If nothing comes up, you can set $KDEDIR like this:

export KDEDIR="kdepath"

Where kdepath is the path to your KDE installation. Some examples would be "/usr", "/opt/kde", or "/usr/local/kde".

Next, change directory into knights-0.6.4-beta and type:

make install

Knights should now be listed in your KDE games menu, under Board Games. If not, you may type knights at the shell prompt.

If you get an error while compiling ( Please don't report Warnings, just Errors ), please do the following before you submit a bug report:

make clean
make 2>1& > make.log
make install 2>1& > install.log

Now when you submit your bug report, be sure to attach the make.log and install.log files that you just created. This will allow us to help you faster.

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