installation on ubuntu 11.10

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tychwarel
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installation on ubuntu 11.10

Postby tychwarel » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:32 pm

I have downloaded and extracted the Tar.gz file into my home folder.

location at /home/paul/qcad-3.0.0-rc2-prof-linux.


I can get it to run only if I manually start it using the qcad shell script file within that folder

how do I get the program manger to recognise this as a valid program, so that i can get it to appear in the programs list.

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Postby andrew » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:48 pm

The tar.gz does not change your system configuration in any way.

If you would like to have an icon on the desktop and link DXF files and DWG files to QCAD, please download the installer for Linux instead.

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Postby tychwarel » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:16 pm

downloaded the installer qcad-3.0.0-rc2-prof-linux.bin to my downloads file
but nothing recognizes it. how do I use this file.

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Postby andrew » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:40 pm

It's an executable, an application that installs QCAD.

1. Make it executable: Right-click on the file. Select 'Properties', 'Permissions' tab, check the option "Allow executing file as program"
2. Run the file by clicking on it.

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installation on ubuntu 11.10

Postby tychwarel » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:53 am

That doesn't work either.

allow executing file as program is ticked

when I then click on the file I get the following message:-

Could not display "/home/paul/Downloads/qcad-3.0.0-rc2-prof-linux.bin".
The file is of an unknown type.

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Postby andrew » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:01 am

For some reason the file is not executable for you. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to give accurate advice for graphical user interfaces. If you are familiar with the Linux console (terminal), please run the installer from there:

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cd /home/paul/Downloads
chmod a+x qcad-3.0.0-rc2-prof-linux.bin
./qcad-3.0.0-rc2-prof-linux.bin

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installation on ubuntu 11.10

Postby tychwarel » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:39 am

Thank you

that worked perfectly. :D

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QCAD3 does not run on Linux Mint 12

Postby AgedGeek » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:08 am

Hi

I have installed QCAD3 on my laptop which has Ubuntu 11.04, and it runs perfectly (so far), as it ought to, since the RibbonSoft website indicates that QCAD3 has been tested on this platform.

However, QCAD3 does not run on my PC at work with Linux Mint 12 (32-bit), which is based on Ubuntu 11.10. It starts up and shows the initialization splash when I run the qcad shell script from the /opt directory. Then it seems to want to start by showing the main window for less than a second. The window then closes and nothing further happens.

Does anyone have an idea of what I need to do to make QCAD3 work on Linux Mint 12?

Thanks.

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Postby andrew » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:07 am

On Linux Mint 12, QCAD uses the GTK style by default which seems to be broken.

Try using another style, for example "plastique", "win32" or "cde":

./qcad -style plastique

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Postby AgedGeek » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:21 am

Thanks, Andrew

'plastique' works.


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