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Old 10-04-2016, 12:25 PM   #16
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Ardvar71, you're a genius!.
Thank you but praise God for the skills, abilities and knowledge that I do have.

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Thanks to everyone who contributed suggestions and advice, and helped out. I'm very grateful
You're welcome.

As DavidMcCann mentioned, see if the system check will finish inspecting the files. If not, let us know.

Regards...
 
Old 10-04-2016, 12:52 PM   #17
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But David, it appears to indicate that 100% of the file check has been done and then it either goes to a blank (but faintly lit, not black) screen or to a black screen with a line at the top saying something about restoring Manage Color priorities, with a cursor blinking below. How long will it sit on that, or is it in fact stalled?

I was able to boot Manjaro from USB so I'm using that to post this.
 
Old 10-05-2016, 12:04 AM   #18
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Instead of endless messing around, I did a complete fresh install and Mint 18 is up and running again. I lost some settings and a small amount of data but everything of importance had been backed up.

Thanks for putting up with my newbie naivte.
 
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Instead of endless messing around, I did a complete fresh install and Mint 18 is up and running again. I lost some settings and a small amount of data but everything of importance had been backed up.

Thanks for putting up with my newbie naivte.
Hi...

Well, that's one way to solve a problem like that.

If you would, please mark this thread as "SOLVED" by clicking on "Thread Tools" directly above your initial post. Thanks!

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Old 10-05-2016, 10:45 AM   #20
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@snowpine: I tried something very close to the procedure listed in the link that you provided, including downloading those files, and ended up with a system that wouldn't boot. Based on my experience, I would just tell the owners of Guitar Pro 6 to take a hike, at least until they're willing to put in the comparatively small amount of effort and expense to offer a 64bit compliant version. It is, after all, 2016.

As a more than acceptable alternative, there's Musescore, which I'm finding is actually easier to use for guitar notation and has the added advantage of being able to drill down much deeper and become more sophisticated if that's where you want to go. It also exports in more universally recognized formats such as Music XML.

There's also Tux Guitar but I found it to be less featured, somewhat buggy and the developers have been completely unresponsive.

YMMV
 
Old 10-05-2016, 11:00 AM   #21
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Rats, I was hoping /opt/GuitarPro6/GPUpdater would solve your "no audio" problem like it did for the Reddit user. Apologies for linking you to bad instructions!
 
Old 10-05-2016, 11:14 AM   #22
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@snowpine: No apology necessary. The linked instructions do actually get GP6 up and running. The no audio problem I think was a password issue about getting into their soundbanks. The password that I was trying to use had been issued when I was registered as a Win10 format user. Then I downloaded the Linux version and I think that their system no longer knew me. I could have sorted that out with the people at GP6.

It was the no boot problem that was killer, obviously, and no doubt a big part of that should be attributed to me being a newbie user. Still, treating customers with annoyed disdain doesn't seem like much of a business model to me.

Anyway, in the process I discovered Musescore and I'm very happy that I did. I'm liking using it, and it outputs in Music XML format, among others, which my instructor can read with his big gun Sibelius program.
 
Old 10-08-2016, 12:58 PM   #23
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Hi. I had mixed files from old version OS in newers and different operating systems (like Debian, SuSE, Mandriva, etc).
When you use an old program, you must need oldest libraries. Sometimes, when i have a newer library (ie. libgpm.1.0.2) installed, and the old programa dont find libgpm.0.9, i download it from a repository (rpmfind). It have a great database and very easy to use (you can find sources, and compiled i32 and i64 version).
Then you can convert from 'RPM' to 'TGZ' with 'ALIEN' program.
Open TGZ, and copy libraries (without deb, apt-get, yum, rpm, etc installer program) directly to the /lib or /usr/lib directory.
Then try the oldest program (and complete others libraries that it not find with this system).
The best advantage of this method is not break dependencies of the system, because he don't look for this oldest libraries.
The bad advantage, is really hard to do and may be difficult to control your system (because you have not an software checker like dpkg or rpm). And may have some problems if the OS look for an library with same name but different version. (May be a good idea create a file with libraries and others files which you install manually).
But if you have a program old but usefull, it work fine.

Have a nice day.
 
  


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