On Wednesday 09 May 2012 13:43:21 Travis Bachelder wrote:
Oops forgot to change the subject.
I'm trying to figure out how to download and install Neotools. When I go
the this link http://users.on.net/~antisol/neotool. It goes to what look
like the code?
I read somewhere that I can copy this to Gedit and use some terminal
commands to install it.
Am I missing something?
You are not missing something, but as I recall from a previous post, you are
new to using Ubuntu/Linux.
If you come from MS Windows, I guess you are familiar with .bat batch files.
The page you see at ~antisol/neotool is comparable to a batch script (with the
difference of being more powerful etc, fill in Linux marketing ;-) ).
To install you can follow (at least) two paths:
- open the page in your web browser, copy the text and paste it in a text
- use the command line: wget http://users.on.net/~antisol/neotool
The second will get the file and put it in your current directory.
To use the script, it has to be executable. Use chmod + x filename to add
(+) execution rights (x) to the file. You would type at the command prompt
chmod +x neotool , for example. After that, to run: ./neotool (or whatever
name you gave it).
It has some dependencies, which you probably installed after reading the wiki.
The whole chat with your computer could look like (it's a bit of an artists
impression, but should give you an idea):
traba@rig:~/$ sudo apt-get install bash zenity which awk
[sudo] password for traba:
traba@rig:~/$ wget http://users.on.net/~antisol/neotool
--2012-05-09 21:25:56-- http://users.on.net/~antisol/neotool
Resolving users.on.net (users.on.net)... 126.96.36.199
Connecting to users.on.net (users.on.net)|188.8.131.52|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 25024 (24K) [text/plain]
Saving to: `neotool'
100%[===] 25,024 35.0K/s
2012-05-09 21:25:58 (35.0 KB/s) - `neotool' saved [25024/25024]
traba@rig:~/neo$ chmod +x neotool
traba@rig:~/$ sudo ./neotool
NeoTool v1.3, By Dale Maggee. (C) 2008. GNU GPLv3 Licensed.
Here it will give you a dialog box with options to flash your Neo, as shown on
the wiki. In case of problems, you got the mailinglist at your disposal ;-)
Good luck and have lots of fun with your Freerunner!
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