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    gnome-mag new deb please read before installing

    Hi,

    ok so I am not the best at making debs. Currently we have a libgnome-mag2 package which carries all of the libs of gnome-mag. Since I don't know how to seperate the two, my .deb installs libs and executable.

    This is the newest magnifier, which updates the screen differently.

    This means you must issue

    sudo dpkg -i --force-overwrite gnome-mag_0.13.0-0ubuntu1_i386.deb

    Please note! If upgrades are done to gnome-mag and libgnome-mag2 you better be sure that both packages are upgraded, becasue ubuntu's magnifier depends on libgnome-mag2. Do NOT remove this file!!!!

    http://filebox.vt.edu/users/jgrieves...untu1_i386.deb

    I personally feel the new way of updating the screen is much better this way, as opposed to the other. Comments? There is a bug in gnome bugzilla where the devs are discussing if you want to add your input.

    If you install PLEASE review my guide for full screen magnification and tell me what you think of the review
    Last edited by jasongrieves; July 20th, 2006 at 03:20 PM.
    Proud low vision user of Ubuntu
    ~Jason Grieves (Ubuntu Accessibility Team)

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    Re: gnome-mag please read before installing

    I'll give this a try tomorrow. I'm really anticipating it.

    As for the guide you mentioned: where can I find it? I've never really worked with Full-screen magnification...I've always used a horizontal split with the magnified version docked on the top of the screen. I also use this configuration (although it was a little tough at first to set up with Gnopernicus) in Ubuntu. I’m debating on beginning to use full-screen, though.

    Thanks for the .deb package.

    Take care.
    Proud visually impaired user of Ubuntu.
    Member of the Ubuntu Accessibility Team
    Registered Linux User #423082

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    Re: gnome-mag please read before installing

    what is this exactly Jason? Is it different than the default gnopernicus magnifier you get with Ubuntu 6.06?

    If so, i'll give it a shot as well. I'm not too keen on putting my ATI drivers back on, since i'm getting better stability from the mesa one. If it will increase the performance of the magnifier though, i'll consider it.

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    Re: gnome-mag please read before installing

    hey jason, is there any way to tell what version of gnome-mag we are running? I tried the deb file you made, but i got some install failure message. something about not having being able to overwrite. I'm assuming that has to do with the command you posted as well. i tried that command before adn after i installed the deb package, and both times it gave me an error message saying that the file/directory did not exist.

    Code:
    darren@darren-laptop:~$ sudo dpkg -i --force-overwrite gnome-mag_0.13.0-0ubuntu1_i386.deb
    dpkg: error processing gnome-mag_0.13.0-0ubuntu1_i386.deb (--install):
     cannot access archive: No such file or directory
    Errors were encountered while processing:
     gnome-mag_0.13.0-0ubuntu1_i386.deb
    darren@darren-laptop:~$
    Last edited by yellowband; July 20th, 2006 at 09:48 AM.

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    Re: gnome-mag please read before installing

    As for the guide you mentioned: where can I find it
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Accessibility/Reviews/gnome-mag
    Definitely need input

    what is this exactly Jason?
    Sorry! I keep forgetting not everyone reads all my silly threads . This is the newest gnome-mag package. To me its kinda big to talk about because of the new way it handles updating the screen. Devs are talking about it also.

    hey jason, is there any way to tell what version of gnome-mag we are running?
    I have not found a way to do this yet without using apt-get/synaptic. The actual magnifier does not have a --version as far as I know. could be in the docs? Perhaps in /share or something...

    i tried that command before adn after i installed the deb package, and both times it gave me an error message saying that the file/directory did not exist.
    That message typically means you are not in the directory of the deb. If you downloaded the default directory is the Desktop so..
    Code:
    1) open up a term
    2) cd Desktop
    3) ls (to make sure the file is there
    4) sudo dpkg -i --force-overwrite gnome-mag_0.13.0-0ubuntu1_i386.deb
    Proud low vision user of Ubuntu
    ~Jason Grieves (Ubuntu Accessibility Team)

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    Re: gnome-mag please read before installing

    changing the directory fixed the problem. i'm an idiot.

    This updated version does seem a bit smoother, but not to a point where i would feel comfortable relying on it. For example, as i'm tying this, nothing is being updated in the zoomed windows. It seems to have some refreshing problems.

    I am going to try the fullscreen guide you have posted on e the weekend. i'll let you know how that goes for me. Thanks for your effort on this.

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