Linux configurations tips
The floppy drama
Fixing floppy access on SUSE Linux.
Fixing USB floppy access on SUSE Linux.
Fixing Stäubli JC3 or JC4 floppy access on SUSE Linux
Installing newer printers, which are not yet supported in Linux. updated 3.Jun.2010
Printer stops responding: If you cancel print job during printing, or for some reason (printer cable disconnected, power failure, etc.) printer stops printing. In SUSE Linux, you must use the YaST tool to re-enable your printer.
Default settings of window behavior (moving, resizing) are not friendly to ArahWeave - how to change them and improve ArahWeave's performance?
Double mouse click: After years of using Microsoft products, you can not adapt to single mouse click to open files or run programs in File manager and on KDE dekstop. Let's change the mouse click back to double mouse click.
If you have a Wacom tablet, it works out of the box on newer Linux. Tested on Linux 12.1.
Making KDE4 usable
Does KDE4 look confusing and you are unable to use your desktop? Switch to classic menu style.
Does ArahPaint4 look weird with disproportionate icons and strange style? Then you need to install KDE3 style to make it behave normally.
In KDE3, you could simply drag the icon from desktop to the main panel, and you could use it all the time. In KDE4, you first need to add the icon to main menu, and then you can add it to the main panel.
For some strange reason, trash can is not present on the desktop. You have to add trash can to desktop by yourself.
Can I use the software on Windows or Mac?
Sorry, we do not have a Windows or Mac version of this software. Mac version is in the works, while Windows version is not foreseen. At the moment, we prefer improving our software, instead of wasting our time in porting it to other platforms. The design computer will most likely be dedicated to CAD in any company. So it really does not matter on which operating system does it work, as long as it is reliable and the hardware and the operating system are not too expensive. Linux excels at these points.
And if you still want to use some Windows applications, you can have a dual-boot system and use them in turns. If you dislike time spent in rebooting the computers to use the other operating system, you can also use VMWARE or VirtualPC or XEN to install one operating system within a different system. Owners of Macintosh computers can use Parallels to install Linux and use ArahWeave within their beloved Mac. In this way, you can use both operating systems contemporary, you just need more disk space and memory. Computer disk space and memory are cheap, while your time is precious. It looks like an easy choice.
Measuring colors with GretagMacbeth Spectrolino does not work
You are a lucky owner of GretagMacbeth Spectrolino, and you want to test measurements with ArahWeave, you must give read/write permissions to serial port (do this as root):
I have problems on Ubuntu
Try Kubuntu, and programs will work. If you wish to stay with your current Linux distribution, do
Why do we need another paint program?
This package contains ArahPaint4, a textile oriented paint program. Textile oriented means that:
With ArahPaint4, easy things remain easy, while complicated ones remain impossible ;-)
How to remove the ArahWeave DEMO?
If you want to remove the demo, open a terminal and type
What are the limitations of WIF format (saving in DEMO versions)?
The WIF format is a simple plain ASCII file format intended for the exchange of weaving files among different programs.
Things that WIF lacks (and ArahWeave supports):
What WIF has (in ArahWeave's implementation):
What WIF has (but ArahWeave does not support):
What WIF has (but nobody needs):
If WIF is so bad, why do you support it? To be fair - WIF just reflects the needs its user base - hobbyist handweavers. As such, it fulfills its purpose. We are grateful to WIF's authors, since even a poor standard is much better than no standard at all.