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    Question Installing RemotePad: Help, please!

    Hi, everyone.

    I have a laptop running VistaHP and Ubuntu 8.10 as a dual boot (going to upgrade to 9.04 soon). I just purchased a new iPod Touch (2nd gen) and absolutely love it (I wish I could sync with Ubuntu and not have to spend so much annoying amounts of time in Windows, but that's a different topic). I did get a VNC app to work with Ubuntu (I will post a thread on that another time), which is really sweet.

    Anyway, I am trying to get RemotePad (http://www.tenjin.org/RemotePad/downloads.html) to work, and I do not have a clue what to do with the "source package." I always just install .debs or Synaptic packages and do not mess with source code. So, I was wondering if somebody could please give me a step by step on installation and then how to execute the code.

    fyi, RemotePad is a free iPhone app that functions as a mouse over wifi for a computer. What I am trying to get to work is the RemotePad server on my computer.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Installing RemotePad: Help, please!

    Hi, open a terminal and install build-essential
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential
    then change directory to where you have the downloaded RemotePadServer-1.10-X11-Source.tgz, so for example if its own your Desktop
    Code:
    cd ~/Desktop
    then extract it with
    Code:
    tar xvzf RemotePadServer-1.10-X11-Source.tgz
    then change into the extracted source directory
    Code:
     cd RemotePad\ Server/
    then run
    Code:
    ./configure
    make sure that there are no errors or complants about missing packages, if so install the required development (dev) packages of the missing dependencies
    Then build it with
    Code:
    make
    If that completes without errors you can then install with
    Code:
    sudo make install
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    Re: Installing RemotePad: Help, please!

    I tried the method above and it didn't work for me, so after checking remotepad's forum, I installed libXtst-dev using synaptic package manager.

    I then followed the process again but this time slightly changing step 4 to
    Code:
    cd RemotePad\ Server/X11/
    After the last step, I entered
    Code:
    remotepad
    into the terminal to run the remotepad server

    I had to turn my firewall off to get my iPhone and PC talking to each other, I haven't worked out how to configure the firewall yet but I'm working on that now.
    Last edited by oimikey; July 2nd, 2009 at 08:14 PM. Reason: corrections & clarification

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    Re: Installing RemotePad: Help, please!

    Thank you so much for the replies, guys. I will be testing this later. I am actually on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS now...works much better on my hardware. Anyway, if it works, I'll let you know with the exact steps I used. Thanks again!
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    Re: Installing RemotePad: Help, please!

    I changed my directory to
    Code:
    cd RemotePad\ Server/X11/
    and when I ran the
    Code:
    ./configure
    command, I got the following reply:

    Code:
    corey@corey-laptop:~/Desktop/RemotePad Server/X11$ ./configure
    checking for gcc... gcc
    checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
    checking whether the C compiler works... yes
    checking whether we are cross compiling... no
    checking for suffix of executables... 
    checking for suffix of object files... o
    checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
    checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
    checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
    checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
    checking for X... no
    checking for sqrt in -lm... yes
    checking for struct sockaddr.sa_len... no
    checking for grep that handles long lines and -e... /bin/grep
    checking for egrep... /bin/grep -E
    checking for ANSI C header files... yes
    checking for sys/types.h... yes
    checking for sys/stat.h... yes
    checking for stdlib.h... yes
    checking for string.h... yes
    checking for memory.h... yes
    checking for strings.h... yes
    checking for inttypes.h... yes
    checking for stdint.h... yes
    checking for unistd.h... yes
    checking X11/Xlib.h usability... no
    checking X11/Xlib.h presence... no
    checking for X11/Xlib.h... no
    configure: error: X Window System is required.
    Last edited by BEND IT 7; July 5th, 2009 at 07:20 PM.
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    Re: Installing RemotePad: Help, please!

    Help, please? This is not super important, but something tells me it should be fairly easy to fix that problem.

    Thank you.
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    Re: Installing RemotePad: Help, please!

    Quote Originally Posted by BEND IT 7 View Post
    Help, please? This is not super important, but something tells me it should be fairly easy to fix that problem.

    Thank you.
    You need to go to synaptic package and isntall "libx11-dev package" and then "libx11-dev".... However after that you may get stuck where i am... which is at the make command....

    i get

    Code:
    make: *** No rule to make target `remotepad.o', needed by `remotepad'.  Stop.
    so i don't know where to go after that.
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    Re: Installing RemotePad: Help, please!

    Quote Originally Posted by BEND IT 7 View Post
    I changed my directory to
    Code:
    cd RemotePad\ Server/X11/
    and when I ran the
    Code:
    ./configure
    command, I got the following reply:

    Code:
    corey@corey-laptop:~/Desktop/RemotePad Server/X11$ ./configure
    checking for gcc... gcc
    checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
    checking whether the C compiler works... yes
    checking whether we are cross compiling... no
    checking for suffix of executables... 
    checking for suffix of object files... o
    checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
    checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
    checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
    checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
    checking for X... no
    checking for sqrt in -lm... yes
    checking for struct sockaddr.sa_len... no
    checking for grep that handles long lines and -e... /bin/grep
    checking for egrep... /bin/grep -E
    checking for ANSI C header files... yes
    checking for sys/types.h... yes
    checking for sys/stat.h... yes
    checking for stdlib.h... yes
    checking for string.h... yes
    checking for memory.h... yes
    checking for strings.h... yes
    checking for inttypes.h... yes
    checking for stdint.h... yes
    checking for unistd.h... yes
    checking X11/Xlib.h usability... no
    checking X11/Xlib.h presence... no
    checking for X11/Xlib.h... no
    configure: error: X Window System is required.
    you can solve by

    Please install a libXtst development library package (maybe libXtst-
    dev or libXtst-devel) and re-run configure.
    sourcehttp://groups.google.com/group/remot...d710f371?pli=1

    Regards

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    Re: Installing RemotePad: Help, please!

    Thanks Partyboi

    Code:
    me@me-laptop:/usr/local/bin$ ./remotepad
    RemotePad Server for X11 version 1.10
    Application launched.
    Failed to bind socket: Address already in use
    what do i do?

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    Re: Installing RemotePad: Help, please!

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