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    Angry jbidwatcher

    I have loaded jbidwatcher from packman.

    It does not appear in the Kmenu.

    How can I run it and include it in the menu?

    I run Suse 11.1 and KDE3.5

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    Default Re: jbidwatcher

    I have not tried to use it myself ... my wife is the big ebay user, and she is a winXP lover ...

    Still, I note on the jbidwacher.com page there is a quick start page. Did you try reading that already for some answers to your question?
    QuickStart guide to JBidwatcher

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    I have not tried to use it myself ... my wife is the big ebay user, and she is a winXP lover ...

    Still, I note on the jbidwacher.com page there is a quick start page. Did you try reading that already for some answers to your question?
    QuickStart guide to JBidwatcher
    Hi

    I have downloaded the latest version of jbidwatcher
    file:///home/brian/Desktop/JBidwatcher-2.0.1.jar

    Where should I put it?

    On my other computer where it is working - in the home/bin there is a file

    file:///home/brian/bin/JBidWatcher-1.0.2.jar

    any idea of the syntax I need to install this?

    from the link
    #!/bin/sh
    java -Xmx512m -jar ~/JBidWatcher-1.0.1.jar

    I have been using bidwatcher for 4 years - it's great.

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    Default Re: jbidwatcher

    The Packman packaged version is 2.0.1, and generally speaking packman packaged versions of applications tend to be easier for new users to run, even easy than java based applications such as what I believe you now you downloaded in your last post.
    PackMan :: Package details for JBidWatcher

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    Angry Re: jbidwatcher

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    The Packman packaged version is 2.0.1, and generally speaking packman packaged versions of applications tend to be easier for new users to run, even easy than java based applications such as what I believe you now you downloaded in your last post.
    PackMan :: Package details for JBidWatcher
    Hi

    I have just downloaded JBidWatcher-2.0.1-0.pm.1.noarch.rpm and got YAST to install and still do not get a working icon on the K menu just a jbidwatcher (Administration) that does nothing.

    I think the program has been downloaded and run.

    Any ideas?

    I am running Suse 11.1 and KDE3.5

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by signetone View Post
    I have just downloaded JBidWatcher-2.0.1-0.pm.1.noarch.rpm and got YAST to install and still do not get a working icon on the K menu just a jbidwatcher (Administration) that does nothing.
    I've never bid on ebay, so I can not help with those aspects.

    But some things I note:

    The packman rpm has this content:
    Code:
    /usr/bin/JBidWatcher.sh
    /usr/share/applications/JBidWatcher.desktop
    /usr/share/java/JBidwatcher-2.0.1.jar
    /usr/share/java/JBidwatcher.jar
    /usr/share/pixmaps/JBidWatcher.png
    The script file JBidWatcher.sh has this content:
    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    mkdir -p $HOME/.jbidwatcher
    
    /usr/lib/jvm/java/bin/java -Xmx512m -jar /usr/share/java/JBidwatcher-2.0.1.jar 2> $HOME/.jbidwatcher/JBidWatcher.log
    clearly (at least to me) that the script calls java to run the .jar file JBidwatcher-2.0.1.jar

    There is also an icon you can drag to your desktop: /usr/share/applications/JBidWatcher.desktop and you can launch from your desktop.

    If you want a menu entry in KDE3, then you can create a custom one, and have it call the /usr/bin/JBidWatcher.sh script, or end the java command " /usr/lib/jvm/java/bin/java -Xmx512m -jar /usr/share/java/JBidwatcher-2.0.1.jar 2> $HOME/.jbidwatcher/JBidWatcher.log "

    ... as to what you do after running those commands, I believe one 1st has to know something about ebay (of which I know nothing) and second possibly skim the instructions on the site whose url for a quick start that I already provided: QuickStart guide to JBidwatcher

    If you need more instruction that that, then apologies, but I can't help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    I've never bid on ebay, so I can not help with those aspects.

    But some things I note:

    The packman rpm has this content:
    Code:
    /usr/bin/JBidWatcher.sh
    /usr/share/applications/JBidWatcher.desktop
    /usr/share/java/JBidwatcher-2.0.1.jar
    /usr/share/java/JBidwatcher.jar
    /usr/share/pixmaps/JBidWatcher.png
    The script file JBidWatcher.sh has this content:
    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    mkdir -p $HOME/.jbidwatcher
    
    /usr/lib/jvm/java/bin/java -Xmx512m -jar /usr/share/java/JBidwatcher-2.0.1.jar 2> $HOME/.jbidwatcher/JBidWatcher.log
    clearly (at least to me) that the script calls java to run the .jar file JBidwatcher-2.0.1.jar

    There is also an icon you can drag to your desktop: /usr/share/applications/JBidWatcher.desktop and you can launch from your desktop.

    If you want a menu entry in KDE3, then you can create a custom one, and have it call the /usr/bin/JBidWatcher.sh script, or end the java command " /usr/lib/jvm/java/bin/java -Xmx512m -jar /usr/share/java/JBidwatcher-2.0.1.jar 2> $HOME/.jbidwatcher/JBidWatcher.log "

    ... as to what you do after running those commands, I believe one 1st has to know something about ebay (of which I know nothing) and second possibly skim the instructions on the site whose url for a quick start that I already provided: QuickStart guide to JBidwatcher

    If you need more instruction that that, then apologies, but I can't help.
    Hi

    Thanks for your help.

    I have been using jbidwatcher for 4 years and also Ebay. It's just getting it loaded on this machine.

    I did a few months back I used packman to load it on my lap top and all is working.

    Thanks Again
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    Angry Re: jbidwatcher

    Long Shot....

    the /usr/bin/JBidWatcher.sh

    exits and is as follows
    - - - - - - - - - - -

    #!/bin/bash
    mkdir -p $HOME/.jbidwatcher

    /usr/lib/jvm/java/bin/java -Xmx512m -jar /usr/share/java/JBidwatcher-2.0.1.jar 2>
    $HOME/.jbidwatcher/JBidWatcher.log
    - - - - - - - - - - -
    this file does not exit?
    /usr/lib/jvm/java/bin/java -Xmx512m

    where would it come from?

    the /usr/lib/jvm/folder only contains a folder jre?

    Can anyone help please.
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    Default Re: jbidwatcher

    Silly question my part.

    Have you installed java?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    Silly question my part.

    Have you installed java?
    Yes as far as I can tell. A search in YAST brings up many files for java.

    I will look on my working machine to see if that folder exists?

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