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Old 06-22-2005, 03:09 AM   #1
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Unhappy I'm doing exactly what the readme says


I got leocad Leocad Site and did exactly what it said to do:

fist, checked for gtk and opengl

then

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The next step is to download the executable and the pieces library from the files page. After the download is complete you have to extract the pieces library to any directory of your choice but if you choose a place other than "/usr/local/share/leocad/", you'll have to set the variable LEOCAD_LIB to that directory.

Now you should extract the LeoCAD precompiled binaries, to any directory and run "leocad".
Clciking on executable over and over, nothing. Open in new window "do u want to execute" sure... frikken empty window. I know that this can't really be this hard. and how the hell isnt it working if i did all that? why doesnt linux frikken have installers? Suse 9.2 btw. MAD noob
 
Old 06-22-2005, 03:18 AM   #2
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It's not MS. The doc says "Now you should extract the LeoCAD precompiled binaries, to any directory and run "leocad"."
You have 2 options;

1. Break out a console and do leocad --help using the switches specified or;

2. If you are running kde select K go up to Run and then select the directory where the executable is and tell it to run it.

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Old 06-22-2005, 06:36 PM   #3
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Originally posted by TigerOC
It's not MS. The doc says "Now you should extract the LeoCAD precompiled binaries, to any directory and run "leocad"."
You have 2 options;

1. Break out a console and do leocad --help using the switches specified or;

2. If you are running kde select K go up to Run and then select the directory where the executable is and tell it to run it.

up to K? I don't get it. I got it on MS and a couple of clicks, a couple of run line commands, wallah! Windows so far truly is the User's Computer...
I mean, im sure linux is good for something, I just can't figure out what.
 
Old 06-22-2005, 10:07 PM   #4
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He means the start menu button. In kde usually the button is a K but in Suse it's a green & round button.
 
Old 06-23-2005, 12:21 AM   #5
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newbsabott, if you don't like Linux, no worries.. I am an advid convert (only about a year), and I soley use Linux. But I do agree, Windows, on the front end, is easier for the end user. (don't wanna start a war here, just mho... remember I use Linux for everything... it just makes more sense to me, minus the "more stable and reliable" crap people feel everyone.. ), but, once you get used to Linux, it's just as easy as windows.

Get familiar with the command line, it's uber powerful.

Go to the directory where you extracted your CAD program and run the binary by ./nameofbin Then post the output here, perhaps it's a dependency problem!
 
Old 06-23-2005, 12:35 AM   #6
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I totaly agree with you DeusExLinux, once you figure linux out it's easy. In fact the only time I use windows anymore is when i'm repairing windows installations for others.
 
Old 06-23-2005, 01:09 AM   #7
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Not every one needs a computer or should use one....Just cuz you can don't mean you should.
 
  


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