Im being a noob here. it seems the gui runs on my linux box,
But I cannot seem to be able to run it without the gui.
Is there anything special I gotta do?
in nautilus (or whatever file manager you use) go to the directory that the appropriate "bitcoind" is in - the 32 or the 64.
right-click the 'bitcoind' executable. choose 'open' - or double-click it.
check sysinfo to make sure the process started.
then wait awhile (two or three minutes), open a terminal in that same directory and type: ./bitcoind getinfo