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Smile everyone!

Posted 05-10-2009 at 04:52 PM by uinseann

I downloaded a program called "Smile" I think it stands for "Slideshow Maker In a Linux Environment". The program just comes in an archive, which you extract anywhere you want, open the folder and double click in the "smile" icon.

The program is supposed to really easy to use with a pleasant interface; if you get it to work? When you start the program it's supposed to tell you what dependancies are missing, not for me anyway! I clicked on the icon and, nothing! no flickering hard drive zilch! I tried it in Mepis, Mint, PCLinuxOs, no joy! I did some research and I found that it needs Mencoder, Sox, Mplayer, and Qt4. Well; I don't understand because even with those installed it still wouldn't work? I hate it when you try to run a program and there's no feed back.

I had an idea (I get them sometimes, but they usually die of loneliness), I will put Smile onto a usb stick, start my computer up with a live Ubuntu disk in the drive, then see if Smile runs? Guess what? yes give yourself a coconut it did! well sort of. It started up and a box came up and said I required the dependancies I mentioned earlier. So there you have it, if you have Ubuntu loaded (Intrepid Ibex in my case), Smile works with said dependancies. I dare say you could get it work in any flavour of Linux if you could be bothered, but in my case why bother?
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