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Old 02-17-2003, 12:52 PM   #1
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Newly Installed Prog Won't Run


Hi all,

I just installed RH 8 on my system (dual booting w/Win2k). The main reason I use Linux is for a particular program, ArahWeave. I dl'd and installed just as the instructions on the page suggest: http://www.arahne.si/installAWeave.html I created the demo user, etc. and after installing it, I got the icons on the desktop and so forth. But when I click on the icons, it does nothing. Unfortunately I don't have a lot of Linux experience -- I only worked on it in the past (for this same program, only a previous version, which ran flawlessly on RH 7.x).

In the event anyone has successfully installed this prog (unlikely, but possible. . . ), can you give me some pointers?

In the alternative (i.e., "And now for the laughs"): I'm willing to go back to the old version which I have on a floppy. But I lost all my notes on mounting the floppy -- I have moved since I last installed the prog. I go into /mnt and it lists the floppy but if I click on the floppy icon, it does nothing.

I feel like I'm just clicking on things and nothing happens, no matter what. Can someone kindly help me, without too much ridicule? Thank you in advance!!!

--Melissa, a frustrated texture artist
 
Old 02-17-2003, 01:10 PM   #2
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Sounds like the type of program I've been looking for. I'll install it tonight, and tell you what my experiences are.
 
Old 02-17-2003, 02:06 PM   #3
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Wolven: Wonderful! I look forward to your response.

Also, I was able to finally access my floppy and the older version of ArahWeave. Unfortunately, I am also unable to install this successfully. I extracted the tar file but I'm not sure what to do with the 'install' shell item.

 
Old 02-17-2003, 04:49 PM   #4
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It was OpenMotif 2.2.2!

I just installed all the RH updates -- and I noticed OpenMotif 2.2.2 was one of the updates -- and guess what, that must have been the problem, because Arah Weave runs now!

--Melissa
 
Old 02-17-2003, 09:29 PM   #5
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Well, glad to hear it!
I installed it with no problems, and was coming to tell you that I couldn't help much. :_)
 
Old 02-18-2003, 04:18 AM   #6
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To mount the type:

mount /mnt/floppy

or in gnome (i assume you selected the defaults on the redhat install) you can add a "disk mounter applet" to the panel that will let you click to mount/unmount.
 
Old 02-18-2003, 07:59 AM   #7
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But could you save?

Wolven,

Did you try to save anything (that is, print to file)? I would save, as you are able to save the image in the demo mode, but it will only put it to the /tmp, and then it would give me an error. I also noticed I am not able to save (even just copy/pasting or dragging) anything in any places other than in my /home/demo. Is there something I can do to change this? I am assuming I cannot save because these folders are somehow 'off limits' -- but I remember in RH 7.x I didn't have trouble saving stuff in other places and it would allow me, especially in the /tmp.


mhearn,

Thanks for the tip, I'm going to write that in a place I won't lose now Luckily, I found a floppy icon on the desktop (I'm actually using KDE). I really just need to get a book!!!!

--Melissa
 
Old 02-21-2003, 08:11 AM   #8
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I get the same problem. Perhaps an investment into the full thing is in order...
 
Old 02-21-2003, 08:52 PM   #9
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Heh, I've been saving for this prog since last June when I first dl'd it. Just funny how the info on the site says the CAD stuff, etc. is not enabled in the demo version, but you can still save images. I will probably email the company; they were very helpful last year when I first installed it

Thanks again for all the help!

--Melissa
 
  


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