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Re: Linux distro for devs?
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2007, 03:18:04 am »
just install xterm
and use Setting/Environment Terminal
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xterm -T $TITLE -e
works fine for me  :D

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Thanks, that works. Though the font is so small I can't read it.

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Re: Linux distro for devs?
« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2007, 04:22:35 am »

Thanks, that works. Though the font is so small I can't read it.


I just googled this info, no idea if it works

xterm -fs 12

sets the font size to 12 point.
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Re: Linux distro for devs?
« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2007, 10:12:36 am »
Thanks, that works. Though the font is so small I can't read it.

try keep pressing " Ctrl + Right Mouse-Button " in the xterm window,
then a menu pops up and you can adjust

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info xterm
will give you all commandline options and infos  :P

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Re: Linux distro for devs?
« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2007, 03:26:46 pm »
Thanks, that works. Though the font is so small I can't read it.

try keep pressing " Ctrl + Right Mouse-Button " in the xterm window,
then a menu pops up and you can adjust

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info xterm
will give you all commandline options and infos  :P

brgds,
--tiwag

Thanks.
I finally figured out xfontset and "xterm -font -*-*-*-*-*-*-20-*-*-*-*-*-*-*" did the trick. Man, is that an ugly parameter or "whut"? 8^}

I tried exo-open as a substitute for gnome-open. But it didn't fly.

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andLinux does not seem to work at double clicking a .cbp file.

Found out that a colinux-daemon 99% cpu loop occurs when a program terminates, but the shell that started it does not return to the prompt. a simple ctrl-C cancels the shell and the loop exits ok.
But this means starting "./run.sh &" can get you into a loop that can only be stopped with "killall codeblocks".

But then, I can't complain too much. I find andLinux extreemly useful. andLinux is very nice to use in a stripped down "chop shop" kind of way.
In fact, I've bought more memory just so I can run it without it being swapped out each time I switch to another memory pig (read as Firefox).

Thanks everyone for the help.

« Last Edit: January 04, 2007, 03:34:23 pm by Pecan »

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Re: Linux distro for devs?
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2007, 09:26:38 pm »
To add truetype fonts to andLinux (and therby CodeBlocks), copy the font from \windows\fonts to /usr/share/fonts/truetype/{somedir}; then run
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dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig

eg., for CourierNew
from windows, copy \windows\fonts\cour*.ttf \andLinux\Transfer
from andLinux
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cd /usr/share/fonts/truetype
mkdir ttf-courier
cd ttf-courier
cp /mnt/and/Transfer/*.ttf .
su
dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig

now you should be able to pick courier new in the CB font picker.

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Re: Linux distro for devs?
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2007, 06:37:08 pm »
when I leave andLinux unattended for some time, like walking or feeding my pup,  all my terminals and pgms terminate; disappear.

Why is this and how can I stop it.

Yeah, yeah, I know, the dog ate it.

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Re: Linux distro for devs?
« Reply #36 on: July 04, 2007, 01:33:42 pm »

i'm still with wx 2.6.3 on my andlinux - has anyone built wxWidgets 2.8.4 and C::B already on andlinux ?

in the old ubuntu repository i can't find wx 2.8.4, is it possible to use newer ubuntu repositories also when running an older ubuntu ?

thanks,
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Re: Linux distro for devs?
« Reply #37 on: July 04, 2007, 01:39:08 pm »
i'm still with wx 2.6.3 on my andlinux - has anyone built wxWidgets 2.8.4 and C::B already on andlinux ?

I did. But unfortunately my andLinux installation died.

Now I'm happy with VMware. :)
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Re: Linux distro for devs?
« Reply #38 on: July 04, 2007, 10:47:15 pm »
ok i've updated my ancient andlinux with wxWidgets 2.8.4

it was not very complicated,
on the wxWidgets download page there is a link to a repository,
with a few changes it works also with andlinux res. ubuntu 6.10 edgy

the repository
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    deb http://apt.tt-solutions.com/ubuntu/ edgy main

has to be added to the file
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    /etc/apt/sources.list

then run
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    apt-get update
and you get some errors about untrustet public key.
the commands how to add the public key used for signing wxWidgets packages
to the list of keys trusted by apt are described in the /etc/apt/sources.list
just run them with the key you got from the last apt-get update command.

finally run another
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    apt-get update

or use synaptic and update the repositories.

then all wx2.8.4 packages are available.

hth,
brgds, tiwag


ps. CB built fine !
« Last Edit: July 04, 2007, 10:48:51 pm by tiwag »

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Re: Linux distro for devs?
« Reply #39 on: July 04, 2007, 11:12:17 pm »
Dear all,
I'm looking for a linux distribution (best would be a live-cd) that ships with the most important development tools - thus at least gcc/g++ and wxGTK (2.6.x). I don't have massive space so if there is a distro which is especially designed for this purpose I'd like to know. It doesn't need a fancy desktop but it should be able to run C::B. And if I can simply boot into this system without installation - great!!!
With regards, Morten.

Does anyone have heard of "puppy linux" is a great distro that runs from a live cd and use the ram as a file system (only 128mb needed) :shock:, also can run from a jump drive. It loads really fast, works with every Ethernet card, even with wireless, printers ,etc... very easy to configure. Is loaded with all the needed applications for everyday use, and very light applications (really fast for old computers).

The most important thing, it can be customized to make a custom distro of this one. For example graphpup a distro based in puppy linux that is for graphical artists (includes:gimp,inkscape,scribus, etc...).

One time I was thinking on making my own distro of puppy linux for development. It would be nice to create a distro of puppylinux loaded with codeblocks and other useful tools for developers. With some name like myDevPup, The perfect pet for developers.  :P

I just bought a 3.8 ounces 40 gigs hard drive that I can carry anywhere, and installed ubuntu and i forgot the whole thing, but it would be nice.  :)

This is the link:
http://www.puppylinux.org/