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e-Sword bible software installation
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Jim1911

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Aug 2010, 14:55    Post subject:  

Hi bones01,

Try Icewm, to change from JWM in Lupu-507, select Desktop, Desktop Settings, Window Manager Switcher Choose JWM or Icewm.

I've also had a running e-Sword disappear when minimized, and I believe I was using JWM at the time, however, it was an intermittent behaviour. Haven't noticed it happening with Icewm.

Jim
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bones01

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Aug 2010, 01:18    Post subject:
Subject description: ice-wm
 

Thanks Jim,

I don't have the "Window Manager Switcher" in my menu. I'm using Lupu 5.0.1, so don't know if that makes a difference.

There's always something else to be done!

cheers

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Jim1911

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Aug 2010, 09:41    Post subject:
Subject description: ice-wm
 

bones01 wrote:
Thanks Jim,

I don't have the "Window Manager Switcher" in my menu. I'm using Lupu 5.0.1, so don't know if that makes a difference.

There's always something else to be done!

cheers

Bones
Yes, that's only in the betas for 5.1 and they are very stable on my computer.
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Frank Cox

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PostPosted: Wed 04 Aug 2010, 01:02    Post subject: Desktop File -Appearance  

I built a new 431 full install for my flash drive and I get this error message on the desktop file which is the one you wrote and copied it into Geany and saved to usr/share/applications

Can't find Exec command in .desktop file '/root/.usr/share/applications/e-Sword.desktop

I put the icon in pixmap but it does not find it either.

Its weird , the last install worked perfectly. one mistake I think I made was adding MFC40.DLL , I went back and added MFC42 but I don't know if it matters. Also the colors are horrible on the start page and poor in the graphics viewer .

This was the first time I installed 960.exe .

It does not show up in menu either. i don't understand how to make that file executable which may be the problem, esword.sh works fine.
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Jim1911

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PostPosted: Wed 04 Aug 2010, 10:00    Post subject:  

Apparently, your flash drive paths are different on your installation. Since e-Sword.sh works properly, you just need to edit the paths in the .desktop file to reflect your installation.
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Frank Cox

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PostPosted: Wed 04 Aug 2010, 15:30    Post subject: sh  

Jim1911 wrote:
Apparently, your flash drive paths are different on your installation. Since e-Sword.sh works properly, you just need to edit the paths in the .desktop file to reflect your installation.


I put the ,,sh file on the desktop to open the program. Do you have any idea why the graphics are do poor? Is there enough difference in 9.60 to cause that?

Thanks
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Jim1911

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PostPosted: Wed 04 Aug 2010, 17:30    Post subject:  

Graphics quality has nothing to do with e-Sword version, just hardware and it's interface with the OS.
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Frank Cox

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Aug 2010, 01:05    Post subject: Weird  

Puppy created a Desktop file in root/desktop that opens the program and I overwrote the file is usr/share/applications with that one and now it opens the program but it still does not show up in menus. I ran fixmenus again,
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disciple

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Aug 2010, 02:14    Post subject:  

This .desktop file must specify a different "category", which isn't recognised by Puppy. Try editing it to match the category in the other .desktop file.
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Aug 2010, 10:41    Post subject: Re: Weird  

Frank Cox wrote:
Puppy created a Desktop file in root/desktop that opens the program and I overwrote the file is usr/share/applications with that one and now it opens the program but it still does not show up in menus. I ran fixmenus again,
After running fixmenus, you also need to restartX.
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Frank Cox

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Aug 2010, 02:32    Post subject: Wierd  

disciple wrote:
This .desktop file must specify a different "category", which isn't recognised by Puppy. Try editing it to match the category in the other .desktop file.


This gets weirder by the minute. Now the root desktop file is gone and what is left is usr/share/applications/e-sword.desktop and usr/share/applications/wine-e-sword.desktop
The one that functions is usr/share/applications/e-Sword.desktop.

Should I overwrite it or are they both wrong? Thanks!

usr/share/e-Sword.desktop

[?
Code:
Name=e-Sword
Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/esword.png
Comment=Bible study
Exec=env WINEPREFIX="/root/.wine" wine "C:\\Program Files\\e-Sword\\e-Sword.exe"
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=WordProcessor
GenericName=e-Sword

usr/share/wine-esword.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
Name=e-Sword
Comment=Bible study tool
GenericName=Bible Study Tool
Exec=/usr/local/bin/e-sword
StartupNotify=true
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Path=/root/.wine_Esword/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/e-Sword/
Icon=/usr/share/icons/e-sword.png
Categories=Word Processor
usr/share/e-Sword.desktop

[?
Code:
Name=e-Sword
Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/esword.png
Comment=Bible study
Exec=env WINEPREFIX="/root/.wine" wine "C:\\Program Files\\e-Sword\\e-Sword.exe"
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=WordProcessor
GenericName=e-Sword

usr/share/wine-esword.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
Name=e-Sword
Comment=Bible study tool
GenericName=Bible Study Tool
Exec=/usr/local/bin/e-sword
StartupNotify=true
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Path=/root/.wine_Esword/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/e-Sword/
Icon=/usr/share/icons/e-sword.png
Categories=Word Processor
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Frank Cox

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Aug 2010, 02:34    Post subject: Re: Weird  

Jim1911 wrote:
Frank Cox wrote:
Puppy created a Desktop file in root/desktop that opens the program and I overwrote the file is usr/share/applications with that one and now it opens the program but it still does not show up in menus. I ran fixmenus again,
After running fixmenus, you also need to restartX.


I did,even tried rebooting . I posted the files above, thanks for all the help!
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Aug 2010, 09:40    Post subject: Re: Wierd  

Frank Cox wrote:

The one that functions is usr/share/applications/e-Sword.desktop.
Should I overwrite it or are they both wrong? Thanks!
If that file works, rename or delete the other. If you are still having problems, just go through the procedure on page 1 again.
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disciple

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Aug 2010, 20:21    Post subject:  

Quote:
After running fixmenus, you also need to restartX.

Actually, you only need to restart jwm, which is rather less disruptive Smile

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Aug 2010, 20:34    Post subject:  

Quote:
what is left is usr/share/applications/e-sword.desktop and usr/share/applications/wine-e-sword.desktop
The one that functions is usr/share/applications/e-Sword.desktop.

Should I overwrite it or are they both wrong? Thanks!

That one functions in the sense that it opens e-Sword? Or that it shows up in the menu?
Categories=WordProcessor matches my menu entry for abiword, so I think it should show up in the menu.

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