Which Linux distro do you use for Scrivener?

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vamp
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Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:27 am Post

Just installed the .deb on Ubuntu 14.04 w/Unity. Launched from terminal, pinned it to the launchbar, done.

I was a bit nervous, I'm a Linux newb, and Scrivener was the one must have app I hadn't installed yet because beta, and faffing with the terminal etc. Turned out I didn't need to do anything I wasn't confident doing, so yay!

Haven't had much of a play yet, but I've chucked my current project in, set up backups (everything's very familiar, I've been using Scrivener for Windows since the Windows beta, so I'm chuffed everything is where I expect it to be), and I'll give it a good playing with XD
Ubuntu 16.10 64bit (Scrivener not working :( )
Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 32bit

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DustyLedge
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Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:14 am Post

Linux Mint 17 Xfce.

Loverly :)
--Thomas (DustyLedge)

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zippytex
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Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:57 pm Post

Linux Mint 17 (regular) 64bit installed on a macbook early 2008.
Just installed it and I noticed that the text area uses text that is too large, but I can't reduce it.
This is in the tutorial.

But, I am grateful it is in linux and I will take what I can get.

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flaxton
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Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:34 pm Post

I'm using Bodhi Linux 2.50 (Ubuntu 12.04) on an Acer C720 Chromebook (I erased ChromeOS and installed Bodhi instead, far more capable) using the latest Scrivener for Linux beta. This Acer has a dual-core Celeron CPU, which is not too bad, certainly gets the job done for general computing and even video streaming. The fact it has an SSD makes up a lot for a weak CPU.

I'm using Dropbox to switch between editing Scrivener projects on my Linux Chromebook and a Mac Mini Server running Mac OS X 10.9.

No problems so far, it works nicely :mrgreen:

Fred

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pjh139
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Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:00 pm Post

Xbuntu 14.04. I just uninstalled Unity today.

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drarem
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Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:20 am Post

Lubuntu 14.04 64-bit

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fireraven
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Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:49 am Post

Linux Mint Debian, Cinnamon Edition.

It's working beautifully so far.

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l0ck3
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Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:00 pm Post

Anyone else having problems with Mint (LMDE)? I cannot get scrivener to start.

Using LMDE 17 (Deb 3.11.8-1)

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fireraven
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Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:03 am Post

Not in the slightest. It's my primary distro and it runs just fine. I installed from the DEB package and it fired right up. Literally was one of the smoothest installs I've ever had with any software.

What is specifically happening when you try to launch? Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling?

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l0ck3
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Sat Oct 04, 2014 2:32 pm Post

It was not starting at all. I did some poking and it was kicking out an error because it could not open a shared library. I uninstalled and re-installed downloading the deb file and installing it with dpkg. It seems to be working now. Thanks

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AnthonyStevens
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Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:59 pm Post

I just successfully installed it on a fully-updated Kubuntu system.
Haven't had much chance to work with it, but everything appears to load correctly and the tutorial is there. :D

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fireraven
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Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:10 am Post

l0ck3 wrote:It was not starting at all. I did some poking and it was kicking out an error because it could not open a shared library. I uninstalled and re-installed downloading the deb file and installing it with dpkg. It seems to be working now. Thanks



Anytime. I'm glad it ended up being a simple fix. Good luck writing. =D

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brookter
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Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:35 pm Post

Bodhi Linux 3 RC 1 on an Acer 720 Chromebook.

Only problem with the Scrivener install was that it failed with a complaint about libgstapp-0.10.so.0 not being present.

After googling, I found that this is a component of libgstreamer, so I apt-got that and everything worked perfectly -- didnt' even have to reinstall the Scrivener deb.

The only problem I have is figuring out how to get a Control Home to work for Beginning / End of Document, and that's a function of the restricted keyboard, not the Scrivener program.

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Daniwrites
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Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:05 pm Post

Using 13.10 Saucy Salamander.

Will confess to being an absolute noob on Linux, (as in installed it yesterday, literally) and all the extra steps to install/configure almost everything is already making me tired, but my Scrivener does work like a charm now I've got it installed. I've high hopes that the frustration will decrease with experience, coming from Mac I've been utterly spoiled by simplicity for many years.

Many thanks to the people who went to the trouble of writing that step by step install guide, never could've done it without that.

:D

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billie
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Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:19 am Post

I am using Arch with Gnome3 , but I have only just discovered Scrivener and have yet to explore it properly.
I will post if I have any problems. :)

p.s. Daniwrites,
I have recently moved from Ubuntu-based distros to Arch and I am sure with a little perseverance you will get a great deal more from Linux than with a Mac.
I still have a Mac in my studio but seldom use it now and also have LinuxMint on a seperate hard-drive.
Anything you need to know about Linux, just google it and you should get an answer easily enough.
Have a good day. :D