Survex on OLPC / XO
"One Laptop Per Caver"
My XO was croaking a little after various fiddles that had already taken place, so I reflashed direct from a USB stick (just download two files, plugin & reboot...): http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Activated_Upgrade
Changed over to XFCE4 via these instructions: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Xfce
Notes on OLPC/XFCE: To mount drive, open XFCE file manager (central 'folder' icon in dock) and click on device in left pane.
Got working cavern+aven binaries direct from Ubuntu Hardy Heron distribution via:
- cp -a /usr/bin/cavern /usr/bin/aven /usr/share/survex /media/memorystick...
get the /usr/share/survex in its rightful place (need to be root), otherwise will complain about missing language info.
You now have working cavern!
Compiles mig.sxv (3291 stations, 3316 shots) in ~2 or 3 s.
- yum install wxGTK
Hmm, unfortunately this provides on the OLPC the 2.8 version of the libraries, whereas the Ubuntu aven links to 2.6. What now?
Alas even xcaverot is imcompatible: loads fonts in the old style X-server way, which have been removed from the OLPC to slim down X11.
Install Debian / Ubuntu.
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