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[solved] error installing xvkbd 3.3 in Tahr 6.0.3
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nubc


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PostPosted: Fri 10 Nov 2017, 18:45    Post subject:  [solved] error installing xvkbd 3.3 in Tahr 6.0.3  

I installed an xvkdb3.3_gg_fkeys_global_capswap-0.1.pet package successfully in Tahr 6.0.3, but when I tried to run it from console, error message
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root# xvkbd3.3
bash: xvkbd3.3: command not found
root# xvkbd
xvkbd: error while loading shared libraries: libXaw3d.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
root#

I believe I can easily acquire this library libXaw3d.so.6 from a Slacko installation. Supposing I find this library, where do I put it in order for xvkbd3.3 to work?

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PostPosted: Sat 11 Nov 2017, 15:50    Post subject:  

That was an attempt to install a small xvkbd 3.3 keyboard pet provided by greengeek, which installed on Slacko 5.7 just fine. I mean, it froze constantly when I used it, but it did install. It won't work in Tahr, as described in the OP above. A full-featured xvkbd 3.3 installed in Tahr with PPM. I can customize it to appear and behave like greengeek's small xvkbd, but the customization is not permanent. I substituted two config files from greengeek's version in Slacko into the Ubuntu version in Tahr. The subbed config files were
XVkbd-common
XVkbd-small
from /etx/X11/app-defaults. I also subbed the xvkbd executable from /usr/bin. Result: this had no effect on the Ubuntu xvkbd in Tahr.

Greengeek's xvkbd-small customization is abbreviated gg, fkeys, global, capswap. I don't understand gg and global
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Nov 2017, 22:36    Post subject:  

The xvkbd from Ubuntu got very funky for no apparent reason. The template for the small keyboard layout remained the same correct size, but the individual keys were rendered very tiny, and in some instances inoperable. Only gui solution was to uninstall then install again. I still need to know the location of the file with numerical parameters and settings.
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PostPosted: Tue 21 Nov 2017, 06:24    Post subject:  

Slacko stuff usually does NOT run well if at all in Tahr pups.

Remove the slacko stuff AND the Tahr stuff completely, and try the Ubuntu download again.

Just a thought
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PostPosted: Tue 21 Nov 2017, 23:32    Post subject: xvkbd 3.7 for Tahrpup  

Or try Argolance's xvkbasiconf-0.5_xvkbd-3.7_all.pet, available here: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=950866#950866

I think this would be the one you want. B.K. Johnson, who posted frequent questions regarding Argolance's builds, was running Tahrpup 6.0.5. As a result of the questions, a number of changes were made, ultimately resulting in version 0.5. Reading B.K. Johnson's posts, I get the impression that it may have some quirks regarding how it interacts with simultaneous use of the hardware keyboard, but there remained no question regarding its basic functionality.

Note, the post above also provides a different xvkbd pet, a variation. But, as I said, I think you'll want the xvkbasiconf-0.5_xvkbd-3.7_all.pet. Understanding the difference between the two --something which became clearer from B.K. Johnson's posts-- will require reading the rest of the thread; and, unless you speak French, that will require employment of a translation addon in your web-browser.

Or perhaps the assistance of our somewhat quirky French uncle formerly known as Pelo. [I have yet to memorize his new name].

Working with translation addons is admittedly difficult. But think of doing so as an act of penance for the hubris we, who expect the rest of the world to speak English, exhibit toward those who fail to meet that expectation.

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PostPosted: Yesterday, at 00:30    Post subject:  

As I have installed Tahr at least four times, I am certain the time when xvkbd went haywire there were no Slacko installations of the virtual keyboard.
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PostPosted: Yesterday, at 18:42    Post subject:  

I installed xvkbd on Tahr 605 from the .pet I used for Slacko 5.7, and this time it worked, and it operates exactly as I prefer. The name of the file for my perfect virtual keyboard is xvkbd3.3_gg_fkeys_global_capswap-0.1.pet found here.
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