Medusa4 Personal on Linux distros

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terje
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Medusa4 Personal on Linux distros

Post by terje » Mon Jun 05, 2006 1:54 pm

Although Medusa4 so far is certified on Redhat Linux EWS3, it might be of especial interest to install and run the free Medusa4 Personal on a free Linux distro. Here is my first installation experiences on the two recently released and popular distros, Novell SuSE Linux 10.1 and Ubuntu Linux 6.06 LTS.

Installation on Novell SuSE Linux 10.1:
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Downloaded, unpackaged and installed Medusa4 Personal
Everything went streamlined, no issues with the installation


Installation on Ubuntu Linux 6.6 LTS:
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C shell (csh) was required to be added first to get the Medusa4 master_project completely created (at least the csh package was not part of the standard Ubuntu Linux beta distro and installations we tried, according to our recent discussion on the Norwegian Linux forum: http://linux1.no/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3293

Edited and made available the following two lines in the config text file
/etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper universe
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper universe

Downloaded and installed csh:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install csh

Then Medusa4 Personal installed streamlined on Ubuntu Linux

Medusa startup on both SuSE and Ubuntu:
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Medusa4P startup was not yet integrated on their Gnome 2.12/2.14 Program menus (as on Windows Start>Programs).

Medusa4P had to be started from a terminal using the command line
/opt/medusa4_personal_210/master_project/startmedusa
or alternatively by dual clicking on the startmedusa icon in Nautilus File Manager.

Created therefore a couple of easy available launcher icons for startup of Medusa4P:

Launcher on the Gnome Panel:
Right clicked on the panelt> Add to the panel>Custom launcher
Name: Medusa4 Personal
Command: /opt/medusa4_personal_210/master_project/startmedusa
Icon: /opt/medusa4_personal_210/med2d/ui/icons/medusa4_default.gif

Launcher on the Desktop:
As for the panel, yet that M4 icon looks to be a little to small on the desktop. An alternative (thoug Medusa2D) icon is to use this instead on the desktop:
/opt/medusa4_personal_210/med2d/med2d.gif

About SuSE Linux 10.1:
http://www.novell.com/products/suselinux/index.html
http://en.opensuse.org/Released_Version#Downloads_SUSE_Linux_10.1
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=suse

About Ubuntu Linux 6.06 LTS:
http://www.ubuntu.com/
http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop
http://www.ubuntu.com/server
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/releasenotes/606
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=ubuntu

Terje J. Hanssen

terje
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Medusa4 Personal on Linux distros

Post by terje » Tue Jun 13, 2006 4:35 pm

Good, then we have verified Medusa4 innstalls ok on

* SuSE 10.1
* Ubuntu 6.06
* Mandriva2006
in addition to the CSG certified
* Redhat EWS3

Stinko
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Medusa4 Personal on Linux distros

Post by Stinko » Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:14 am

UBUNTU: for italian user

http://forum.ubuntu-it.org/index.php?topic=29785.0

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Medusa4 Personal on Linux distros

Post by tekman » Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:46 pm

I installed it on Ubuntu 6.06 with Gnome, but the window of the program is too much large for the screen and I I cannot reorganize it. :'(

Tekman

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Post by terje » Tue Jul 25, 2006 2:00 pm

[quote author=tekman link=1149530054/0#4 date=1153748783] I installed it on Ubuntu 6.06 with Gnome, but the window of the program is too much large for the screen and I I cannot reorganize it. :'([/quote]
Which screen resolution did you use, lower than 1280x1024?

Terje

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Post by Stinko » Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:41 am

[quote author=tekman link=1149530054/0#4 date=1153748783] I installed it on Ubuntu 6.06 with Gnome, but the window of the program is too much large for the screen and I I cannot reorganize it. :'(

Tekman[/quote]

For fix install KDE and work with Gnome or KDE
[code] sudo apt-get install kde-core kde-i18n-it [/code]

http://wiki.ubuntu-it.org/InstallareMedusa4

pase
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Medusa4 Personal on Linux distros

Post by pase » Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:10 am

I've installed in
Ubuntu 5.10-6.06 and 6.10 (Knot3)
Suse 10
Fedora Core 3,4,5

So .. perhaps you could say.. it runs on every linux platform .. if every needed library is installed

max
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Medusa4 Personal on Linux distros

Post by max » Thu Oct 05, 2006 6:57 pm

I am a linux newbee. Can anyone give me a play by play installing on Linux. I am running pclinuxos. And just need to get the command line thing a little more studying. But in the mean time, a step by step would be great if anyone has the time?

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