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Old 01-06-2007, 06:55 AM   #1
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Question picasa does not start


Installed picasa.bin on Slack-11.0.
~/picasa/bin/picasa does not work.
ps gives:
Code:
3306 99.0  0.3 1586364 3592 ? R 13:15  25:42 ~/picasa/wine/bin/../lib/../bin/wine-preloa
CPU usage 99%
Anybody got picasa working on Slack?
On Ubuntu picasa works.
 
Old 01-06-2007, 08:16 AM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by micder
Installed picasa.bin on Slack-11.0.
~/picasa/bin/picasa does not work.
ps gives:
Code:
3306 99.0  0.3 1586364 3592 ? R 13:15  25:42 ~/picasa/wine/bin/../lib/../bin/wine-preloa
CPU usage 99%
Anybody got picasa working on Slack?
On Ubuntu picasa works.
You need to have wine installed to get picasa working. After installing wine, go to www.slackbuilds.org and use the slackbuild script provided there to build your picasa package.
I did so and it works fine on my machine.
Good luck!
 
Old 01-06-2007, 10:45 AM   #3
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not really, since the picasa has bundled Wine into the package itself (use the .bin format).

Try to execute the picasa installer (in .bin format) as ordinary users and save it in /opt (it will make a directory there)
 
Old 01-06-2007, 10:51 AM   #4
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not really, since the picasa has bundled Wine into the package itself (use the .bin format).

Try to execute the picasa installer (in .bin format) as ordinary users and save it in /opt (it will make a directory there)
Run the Slackbuild script from slackbuilds.org and everything will be all right.
 
Old 01-06-2007, 11:13 AM   #5
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I installed it as 'su root' using the installer from google. It runs fine on my machine.

You should be able to start it from the 'Graphics' menu of your desktop, or just with 'picasa' in a console - you shouldn't need a path.

Perhaps something went wrong with your install of picasa

PS: Thanks for the pointer to the slackbuild script, tranmi1980. I'll try it. Much neater than using bin installers

Last edited by Eternal_Newbie; 01-06-2007 at 11:24 AM.
 
Old 01-06-2007, 11:50 AM   #6
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Well as already said, wine is not needed, since picasa has it builtin.
Anyhow I Slackbuild picasa, it installed fine, but does not start as user.
Strangely it starts as root.

Removed the SlackBuild pkg and installed the bin-pkg.
This only starts as root not user.
As user it hangs on wine-preload
 
Old 01-06-2007, 03:25 PM   #7
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Hmm, I uninstalled the bin package built the slackbuild and installed that.

It starts and runs. The first run gave a whole bunch of wine error messages, which is normal for wine on my system. The later runs didn't though, I think it was recreating the ~/.picasa/ wine directories or something.

I notice it installs to /opt/picasa-2.2.2820/ but the bin install went in /opt/picasa. Maybe this has something to do with your problem?

How well does the standard wine run on your system?
 
Old 01-07-2007, 07:15 AM   #8
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Hmm, I uninstalled the bin package built the slackbuild and installed that.
Did that again.
It installed fine, all in /opt/picasa-2.2.2820.
Can start picasa as root, not as user.
Other Wine aplications work without any problem.

cheers
 
Old 01-07-2007, 09:40 AM   #9
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Well, I said other applications in Wine work well.
OOPS, that is on another drive with Slack-11.0 and 2.6 kernel.
Installed picasa on that drive with succes.

Did that after noticing following on the drive with a 2.4 kernel:
Code:
bash$ wine /home/giel/.wine/dosdevices/c:\\Program\ Files\vertaal\vertaal.exe &
[1] 6697
bash$wine: glibc >= 2.3 without NPTL or TLS is not a supported combination.
      It will most likely crash. Please upgrade to a glibc with NPTL support.
Anyhow, thank you all for your reactions.
 
Old 01-07-2007, 12:26 PM   #10
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That is very strange, although I'm running a 2.6 kernel now, Picasa ran fine when i used a 2.4 kernel. Maybe Google updated the version of wine in Picasa?
 
  


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