Re: how to start jbidwatcher
On Monday 06 September 2004 14:09, Mike Chandler wrote:
> On Monday 06 September 2004 02:34 am, David Goodenough wrote:
> > Try opening a Konsole and starting it manually, i.e. issue the java -jar
> > ... command by hand. That way you get to see the error messages and if
> > they do not point you at the problem they might help us help you.
> > David
> > On Monday 06 September 2004 09:42, Mike Chandler wrote:
> > > Well, I tried the suggestion; but I must not be doing something right.
> > > Here's what I did;
> > > 1. went onto the dir where JBidWatcher-0.9.3.1.jar is located, (which
> > > is /home/mike/programs)
> > > 2. rightclicked and did 'create new file > text file', and called it
> > > jbidwatcher.sh
> > > 3. made jbidwatcher.sh executable
> > > 4. Opened jbidwatcher.sh with an editor and put in the sample script
> > > you gave me, (editing for actual path.) Like this:
> > >
> > > #!/bin/bash
> > > cd /home/mike/programs/
> > > java -jar JBidWatcher-0.9.3.1.jar
> > >
> > > 5. on desktop, rightclicked and did 'create new file > link to
> > > application' 6. made it executable
> > > 7. rightclick on the new icon, click properties tab, typed in the
> > > command field: /home/mike/programs/jbidwatcher.sh
> > >
> > > Now I click on that desktop icon I just made, and nothing opens, but
> > > the little hourglass timer flashes for 10-15 seconds then stops.
> > >
> > > Probably simple, but obviously beyond me. Please, what did I do or not
> > > do? Thanks.
> First off I see that when I entered the command in the desktop icon, I
> forgot to use ./ before the name of the shell script.
> before: /home/mike/programs/jbidwatcher.sh
> after: /home/mike/programs/./jbidwatcher.sh
This is not the problem and is entirely unnecessary. You only need it on
the command line because the current directory is not on the PATH by
I suggest you type in the "java -jar ...." command directly and see what
> Now I fixed that, so when I click the icon at least something tries to
> happen, then I get this error:
> Session "Shell" exited with status 127.
> Seems I'm getting closer?