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    Point of Sale

    Hello,

    Well, i just want to give my mom a linux pc, No-dsl connection as she don't know how to browse, no bar code scanner "just a simple monitor with cpu and printer and simple POS program that can store store invoices etc.

    I would like to know if there is a software-based POS available in ubuntu?

    I already search in google, all i see is a web-based (php and mysql) POS and mostly are for windows and cost a lot.

    I found several POS for linux but i can't find a software-based.

    I am not a programmer, don't know much about languages and still learning about linux... and i downloaded several linux POS and i don't know how to make start.sh run

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    Re: Point of Sale

    POS as in point of sale? Like tills? I don't think it comes with one by default. There are a number of open source POS enviroments avalible on sourceforge

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    Re: Point of Sale

    Try tuxshop. The interface isn't all the pretty, but it runs well. It uses a mysql database to store information about your store. I'll post a link:

    http://www.shcircuit.com/~ross/view.php/page/download

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    Re: Point of Sale

    Is anyone familiar with setting up PHP point of sale? I'm stuck at trying to install, the directions tell me to open '/path/index.php' in a web browser. When I do this in firefox, I'm asked to choose a program to handle that file type. I followed guides to install mysql, apache and php5 as these are requirements, but I dont know what program to use or how to locate it by browsing. Anyone else done this?

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    Re: Point of Sale

    Do you have all of the PHP plugins for Apache?

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    Re: Point of Sale

    no idea. I followed the ubuntuguide.org steps for installing apache, mysql, and php since these were listed as requirements for php point of sale. I have no idea how to find or open these programs in a gui or add/check plugins.

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    Re: Point of Sale

    Quote Originally Posted by justins1983 View Post
    ... the directions tell me to open '/path/index.php' in a web browser. When I do this in firefox, I'm asked to choose a program to handle that file type. I followed guides to install mysql, apache and php5 as these are requirements, but I dont know what program to use or how to locate it by browsing. ...
    Judging by your description, you should point your browser at 'http://localhost/parth/index.php' while you appear to have pointed it at 'file:/path/index.php'. That would explain why the browser needed to know what program to use in order to show the php file.

    Unless you are doing this just in order to learn how to do this, I would suggest not to make some shop dependend for its daily operation on your skills in installing and maintaining the POS software.
    ch
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    Re: Point of Sale

    http://forums.xandros.com/viewtopic....9bbcc838c287ce

    Scroll to the 2nd-to-last post. That should fix it.

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    Re: Point of Sale

    Quote Originally Posted by popch View Post
    Judging by your description, you should point your browser at 'http://localhost/parth/index.php' while you appear to have pointed it at 'file:/path/index.php'. That would explain why the browser needed to know what program to use in order to show the php file.

    Unless you are doing this just in order to learn how to do this, I would suggest not to make some shop dependend for its daily operation on your skills in installing and maintaining the POS software.
    To be honest, I dont know what folder "local host" might be. I put the unpacked download of PHP point of sale in /var/lib/mysql because I thought thats what the instructions were telling me to do. Theres probably 10 different folders named mysql or apache2 but its not clear to me which one, if any, are the "localhost" folder.

    Quote Originally Posted by macogw View Post
    http://forums.xandros.com/viewtopic....9bbcc838c287ce

    Scroll to the 2nd-to-last post. That should fix it.
    ok, I read that but when i went to synaptic, I already have libapache2-mod-php5 installed and without any errors. Should I still edit my httpd.conf file? its currently empty. Also, there is no modules.conf file, should I create one?

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