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Old 07-08-2004, 03:55 PM   #1
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Shell Script to Start NVU


Hello everyone,
I downloaded NVU from a mirror site and unzipped it to a directory but I am having trouble getting it to run. Might there be a shell script to make nvu run if not could someone explain how to get it to start. I surely must have missed something but I just be damn if I can figure it out.

Thanks in advance
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Old 07-08-2004, 06:12 PM   #2
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Dooley,

The file 'nvu' that comes with the package is a shell script. If it is not starting up, you may want to edit the script and see what exactly is wrong. They make certain assumptions about library directories which may not be appropriate for your system.

If you simply unzipped it, you may want to go into the directory and try './nvu'. 90% of the time, that should be fine. Also, although I've never run it, it looks like it needs Mozilla installed in order to run.

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Old 07-09-2004, 07:57 AM   #3
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Thanks zakaluka for the reply.
I found the nvu file and the properties said it was a shell script and I thought it should start nvu but no dice. When I try to open that file it just sits there, no error no nothing and when I try to run it from the directory it says "no such file or directory". I am new to Linux and no whiz kid either.

I have Two machines which run Windows for general purpose, a Mac for graphics, and now this Linux box. I am the only one which would jump in and get my feet wet and it sure has turned out to be a challenge.

I have a love, hate affair with Linux. I love the fact one has more control over their system but I hate the fact I don't have the time to look for answers to ever question I have when it comes to installing hardware, software and all the pitfalls involved in doing so.

Thanks again.
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Old 07-12-2004, 04:49 PM   #4
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How are you trying to open the file? Please give an account of the exact commands you are running to get this to work.

You can try the following:

1. chmod u+x nvu
2. ./nvu

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Old 07-13-2004, 02:52 PM   #5
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Originally posted by zakaluka
How are you trying to open the file? Please give an account of the exact commands you are running to get this to work.

You can try the following:

1. chmod u+x nvu
2. ./nvu

Regards,

zakaluka.
I am sorrow I haven't had the time to get back with you before now.
I tried everything I could think of to get NVU to run, but no cigar.
I did some searching and found I needed some extras which I downloaded and that seems to make everything ok.

Thank you for your help. It's as I said earlier, trying to get everything one needs to get Linux to work especially for a newbie is quite a chore.
Again thanks.
Dooley
 
Old 07-13-2004, 07:12 PM   #6
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No problem. That's what these forums are for
 
  


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