Gramps on the Eee
Installing Gramps on the ASUS Eee PC 4G
First follow the suggestions in http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:beginners_guide
- get connected
- back-up simpleui.rc
- install SublimePorte's Launcher Tools
- download Derred's pimpmyeee.sh - remember where you saved it
- run it - sh path to file/pimpmyee.sh
- chose 4 to enable extra software repositories and create a preferences file reducing the liklihood of updating files from the wrong repository.
Then, in a terminal window, sudo apt-get install gramps to install the Gramps 2.2.3-1 package. This is not the latest version but it will install the all necessary support software along with Gramps. I did it from a terminal because I couldn't access the OK button in Synaptic's pop-up window.[*]
Use SublimePorte's Launch Tools to add a Gramps lanucher to the simple interface tab of your choice. The path to the executable is: /usr/bin/gramps.
If you would like to run the latest stable Gramps download gramps_2.2.10-1_all.deb package from http://packages.debian.org/lenny/gramps. Navigate to the downloaded file, right click it and chose Install DEB file. This will update the version that you previously installed. This WILL NOT substitute for apt-get's package installation.
I've uploaded some screenshots from Gramps running on the Eee PC to http://www.flickr.com/photos/davestuff/
Dave Rowell - 1 Mar 2008
[*] Hold down Alt-Left-Mouse and you can move the window up with the mouse so that the buttons become accessible. Too late for you now but good to know. Richard Hollands - 16 June 2008