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Old 04-09-2006, 12:46 AM   #1
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How to view .chm files in Gnome ?


Hello everybody !!!

I've got a question that was frequently asked before me: how do you view the contents of a .chm file on a GNOME desktop (I mean in KDE you can use konqueror - I've tried to use Mozilla in GNOME to view those bloody files but it displays all sort of irrelevant information). Is there a way to do it without installing xchm and similar software (I mean, how can I view the files using my original linux box - no special software.........) !!! Thanks....................

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Old 04-09-2006, 01:08 AM   #2
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Have you tried the other browsers that come with Gnome ... Epiphany, for instance?

The last time I needed to open a .chm file, I downloaded some software named CHMreader, or something like that. You don't say what version of Gnome you're useing, but with version 2.12 they've started doing a lot of bragging about Epiphany.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 03:50 AM   #3
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On KDE you can view chm files with Kchmviewer and on GNOME you can use gnochm or xchm. If you are using FC5 I have rpms for gnochm and I can post the link for you.

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Old 04-09-2006, 05:28 AM   #4
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Use gnochm ?
 
Old 04-09-2006, 02:24 PM   #5
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Well my gnome version is 2.x so I did try to use Epiphany and it really did work !!!! I tried to use konqueror on gnome as well so now I've got a good choice :-) Thanks for the suggestion, finally I got the problem straight out !!!
 
Old 04-09-2006, 02:54 PM   #6
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By the way I did not find the gnochm or xchmviewer command !!! Any sugestions?
 
Old 04-10-2006, 04:17 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lx3000
By the way I did not find the gnochm or xchmviewer command !!! Any sugestions?
They are not standard in many Linux distributions so you have to install them yourself. Take a look at dag's repo, it may have the packages you need.

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Old 04-10-2006, 03:51 PM   #8
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Hey cool site, thanks for the link it has a lot of usefull things - Thanks..........Though I did not find the rpm for those specific commands :-(

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Old 04-10-2006, 04:51 PM   #9
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!!!!!

Hey Guys I found a gret program to view .chm file using the dag link ( thanks again reddazz !!! ).The program is called gnochm - I installed it using yum (a lot easier....) You should try it - it really works (just as the Windows version only far better - well Linux in total is far better than some Windows :-)......Linus RESPECT !!!! :-) )
 
Old 09-03-2006, 03:54 AM   #10
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Great post!

yum install gnochm worked great! I'm running FC5 on my laptop and the following packages were also downloaded and installed in case someone is doing this manually.

Downloading Packages:
(1/3): gnochm-0.9.8-1.fc5 100% |=========================| 138 kB 00:00
(2/3): chmlib-0.38-1.fc5. 100% |=========================| 30 kB 00:00
(3/3): python-chm-0.8.3-1 100% |=========================| 40 kB 00:00


AW
 
Old 01-04-2007, 03:14 PM   #11
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thanks

yum install gnochm is working perfect on FC6
 
Old 02-13-2009, 12:31 PM   #12
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yep...gnochm works great...thanks!!!!!!!!
 
Old 09-04-2009, 11:05 AM   #13
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gnochm or kchm doubt

I have been looking for these programs I found it easy to get it for other distribution that SUSE. Questions is Can I install this program where they were developed for red hat or fedora or anyother than SUSE? will it work? or I have to look for these specifically developed for SUSE.

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