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I can understand if you're trying due to lack of response to http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ndbase-734827/ but isn't this somewhat of a duplicate that thread? If so it could be merged to keep your discussion in one place. Have you tried running it under WINE?
Out of curiosity I've looked around and it seems that this books are in pdb format, which is some kind of dockbook or something like that. They are not executable programs I think, so it's really a matter of finding a program for linux that can open them, rather than finding how to "run" them.
Or... finding a pdb reader for Windows that can work on wine. I've never seen a pdb file before so I couldn't really tell where to start looking. But maybe this new orientation will reach to a better end.
I have installed WINE & tried opening Handbase but nothing happens.
I'm sorry to see no ready-made solution could be offered but you might be able to play a part making things better. If you feel up for it you could try running it with winedbg instead in the hope it'll emit something of use (see this and this). If that doesn't work or it isn't your cup of %beverage or if there aren't any better solutions you could try the wine-users mailing list. Searching WineHQ for "handbase" doesn't yet turn up any results which may be a good or a bad thing depending on your point of view.
Distribution: pclos2016, Slack14.1 Deb Jessie, + 50+ other Linux OS, for test only.
The package 'txt2pdbdoc' provides :
Please open a terminal window, and the command
pdbtxt2html <file>.pdb > newfile.html
will convert your pdb file into a html document,
which can easily be viewed in a browser.
The perl module pdbviewer.pl can be used too,
providing a GUI. http://www.perlmol.org/examples/pdb_viewer/
> > pdbviewer.pl ... is attached as pdbviewer.pl.txt
PerlMol is required too : 1) sudo cpan
2) cpan > install Chemistry::Mol PerlMol
(.... 3) perl pdbviewer.pl <file.pdb>
.... the example.pdb can be used.)
Thanks. I have actually managed to get Handbase working in Wine
Care to share steps concisely?
Originally Posted by Skywalker111
I just need to get my PDA syncing with my PC which I am struggling with.
If that means mcrsft WINE app > mcrsft then that probably means using mcrsft Sync tools and I'd suggest opening a separate thread in /General for that, elif that means mcrsft WINE app > GNU/Linux then I'd suggest opening a separate thread in Linux General. (fi)
I uninstalled Handbase & got the programme direct from the website rather than my external hard drive. I then reinstalled it in WINE and hey presto it worked!
This information really isn't helpful to anyone at all. Eg "& got the programme direct from the website". What "website" ? Perhaps you might consider it appropriate to paste a link here, for others to follow.
Other people searching for these terms might appreciate reading the exact steps you went through to achieve "it worked!".
Please post them as a HOWTO, or just do your best with details of what you did.
Otherwise your RCOA or deanery RITA form might just be filled in to say "Teaching skills = Useless"
Please re-read this thread from the beginning. Your question is answered, now, please share your "solution".
1) Install WINE via Synaptic Package Manager (System/Administration/Synaptic Package Manager)
2) Go to http://www.js.berrington.btinternet..../inst_hb3.html
3) Follow the instructions as listed on the website according to your device.
4) Open with WINE (Applications/Wine/Programs/Handbase4/Handbase Desktop)