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October 30th, 2009, 10:15 PM
I search for things my grandkids can play with, and find something withen the education area called "eToys". i go thru the process of installing, and after conferming installation, everything looks good. I open applications, it is there, but, when i click open, it does nothing. Can someone tell me where to go now to find out why it does NOTHING?

November 9th, 2009, 07:09 AM
Run the following from a terminal:


Hopefully, it will give some useful error output.

P.S.: You might also be interested in this:
Children's Games (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=699338)

I got the following error message when trying to run it:

/usr/bin/squeakvm -encoding UTF-8 -vm-display-x11 -xshm /usr/share/etoys/etoys.image
unknown option: -xshm
The easy solution is to remove the "-xshm" option.
You can either launch it by command-line via:

/usr/bin/squeakvm -encoding UTF-8 -vm-display-x11 /usr/share/etoys/etoys.image

or edit "/usr/games/etoys" by replacing the line:

VMOPTIONS="-encoding UTF-8 -vm-display-x11 -xshm"

VMOPTIONS="-encoding UTF-8 -vm-display-x11"

The menu shortcut should then work correctly.

This should probably be reported as a bug to the etoys packagers or developers.
Bug already reported at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/etoys/+bug/301190