hey - I've had experience with Mandrake 9, Suse 8.2, and Red Hat 9. Currently I am running Red Hat 9, because it seems to be the only one that will run everything i need (Ximian, VPython, GKRellm, etc) For Visual Python, the install went without a hitch - I had all the development tools installed, python 2.2 installed, numpy 23.1, then the visual part of python installed. In my physics lab, we just type "idle &" at the terminal and it'll pop up after a few seconds. However, the installing info page on vpython.org says for python 2.2, i can either type in idle or vpython. tried vpython, didnt work - "bash: vpython: command not found" typed in "idle", got the same message. however, when i typed in "idle &" i got a message saying:
"[user@localhost user]$ idle&
[user@localhost user]$ bash: idle: command not found
+ Exit 127 idle"
sometimes the "bash:...." will appear on the command prompt, sometimes not. anyone can help me out? I would really like to do my physics labs at home, instead of trekking 13 blocks to the lab, finding someone to open it up, and working there.
thanks in advance