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by edf
Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Linux 1.6.1.1 Beta Released (NOT LATEST)
Replies: 42
Views: 28859

Re: Linux 1.6.1.1 Beta Released

Be aware that the "incompatible Qt error" can occur when the default Qt style (which in Ubuntu is set to match the Gtk style) is only available for the 64-bit Qt library. You can force the Qt style to "Clean Looks" (supported by 32-bit) by using the '-style' argument: bash# bin/S...
by edf
Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: When I run Scrivener in 13.10 I get the following
Replies: 1
Views: 1731

Re: When I run Scrivener in 13.10 I get the following

That error can be safely ignored. It means that the 32-bit version of the package "gnome-keyring" is not installed (probably because you are running a 64-bit version of Ubuntu). The 32-bit gnome-keyring package can be downloaded from https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-keyring/3.8.2...
by edf
Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Ability to lock Binder items
Replies: 8
Views: 2427

Re: Ability to lock Binder items

Greg, That functionality has long been disabled! I am seriously bad with a touchpad, always running off the end of it or inadvertently lifting a finger while dragging something. Fortunately I do most of my work on the command line. For the curious, the commands on Linux are synclient TapButton1=0 sy...
by edf
Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Ability to lock Binder items
Replies: 8
Views: 2427

Ability to lock Binder items

I'm terrible with a touchpad (and even worse with a touchscreen). Spurious clicks abound. With Scrivener, this results in the accidental re-ordering of Binder items while doing editing (never happens during writing, for what are probably obvious reasons). Normally this is only a minor incovenience. ...
by edf
Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Spell Check
Replies: 56
Views: 16563

Re: Spell Check

It could be an environment problem. Try creating a shell script in your home dir which sources your .bashrc, and update the Scrivener .desktop file to use that: #!/bin/sh . ~/.bashrc /usr/share/scrivener/bin/scrivener.sh $* Also, you might want to put a line in the shell script to touch a file in /t...
by edf
Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Spell Check
Replies: 56
Views: 16563

Re: Spell Check

It looks like the .desktop file attempts to execute Scrivener before running scrivener.sh: bash$ cat /usr/share/applications/Scrivener.desktop[Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=Scrivener GenericName=Scrivener writing software Comment=Scrivener writing software TryExec=/...
by edf
Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Spell Check
Replies: 56
Views: 16563

Re: Spell Check

I do no know of any way to list the location of dictionaries being used by Scrivener. The ASPELL_CONF variable can be used to override pretty much all of aspell's configuration. See http://aspell.net/0.50-doc/man-html/4_Customizing.html for the details. Basically, there are two possible problems wit...
by edf
Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Scrivener not working on Ubuntu 13.10
Replies: 15
Views: 8643

Re: Scrivener not working on Ubuntu 13.10

Maybe it's time that closed-source developers started releasing 64-bit builds of their software instead of 32-bit.

It's been over ten years since x86-64 was introduced to the marketplace. I doubt that even Intel still produces desktop/laptop CPUs that aren't 64-bit.
by edf
Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Scrivener not working on Ubuntu 13.10
Replies: 15
Views: 8643

Re: Scrivener not working on Ubuntu 13.10

I'm still on 12.04 -- I use my machines quite heavily for development, and Ubuntu tends to make extensive needless changes (lightdm, anyone?) that break things during upgrades. I've start to upgrade only to LTS releases, and only when I can spare a week or so of downtime. As for the Scrivener proble...
by edf
Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Scrivener not working on Ubuntu 13.10
Replies: 15
Views: 8643

Re: Scrivener not working on Ubuntu 13.10

Code: Select all

sudo apt-get install libfontconfig1
by edf
Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: can't uninstall expired version - help please
Replies: 2
Views: 2157

Re: can't uninstall expired version - help please

On the command line (using an app called Terminal or Konsole or Shell or something like that) run: sudo dpkg -r scrivener:i386 If that gives you an error, use the --force-all parameter: sudo dpkg --force-all -r scrivener:i386 The dpkg utility is the command-line tool for managing installed or downlo...
by edf
Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:39 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Running Scrivener on Debian 7 Wheezy
Replies: 5
Views: 2963

Re: Running Scrivener on Debian 7 Wheezy

Now you have the fun task of making multimarkdown and spellchecking work ;)
by edf
Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Running Scrivener on Debian 7 Wheezy
Replies: 5
Views: 2963

Re: Running Scrivener on Debian 7 Wheezy

As far as ubuntu goes, just don't use the default window manager (unity). Use GNOME, KDE, XFCE, Fluxbox, or (my personal favorite) e17. That should keep your data from being sent to Amazon (though I can't say for sure, as I only use command-line utilities to search my system). As for the missing lib...
by edf
Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Running Scrivener on Debian 7 Wheezy
Replies: 5
Views: 2963

Re: Running Scrivener on Debian 7 Wheezy

Apparently you have to install ia-32 libs after the add-architecture: sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ia32-libs You might also want to run this in order to clean up the package system: sudo apt-get -f install See http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/8996...