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Re: Application .zip install

Post by what[it]is » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:05 pm

phd21; BINGO! Finally got FlashPAP to operate on LinuxMint19.1.

Firstly; Your dedicated helpfulness is WAY ABOVE what I expected. I spent a lot of time myself trying this and that and was continually running into a wall.
The Oracle Java8 necessity to make the program run obviously was the key. For what it is worth from a Linux newbie; I was beginning to suspect the folder display I kept seeing. [ie: Properties> Basic/Permissions. Permissions were confusing and different from those on your video.]

I went back to the WELCOME screen >Desktop Layout > and selected TRADITIONAL instead of Modern (where I had always been before). The displayed information was different and everything worked as it was supposed to the first try. I suspect this information was so BASIC no-one would have guessed I didn't already know that!

Again, THANKS and KUDOS for taking time to present your expertise and kind assistance to a Microsoft convert in a video. That was VERY Helpful!

By the way, The Apnea machine has a SD card in it. In this case many use a Flash-Air card to transmit a daily data report through the FlashPAP app,which it passes to the SleepyHead program where the data is displayed in a myriad of data and graphs. This prevents continual wear and tear on everything moving the SD card back and forth.

I'm going to post a link to your information and video on the Apnea Board Forum which will most probably be valuable assistance to others having the same problems.

"Life is GOOD" :mrgreen:

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Re: Application .zip install

Post by phd21 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:45 pm

Hi "what[it]is",

You are very welcome...

I am glad to read that you have this working now.

FYI: Although it looks like SleepyHead software is no longer going to be maintained and or updated if you and other interested people contact the developer(s) they might reconsider updating or maintaining this software or perhaps someone else may "fork" it into another project.
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Re: Application .zip install

Post by what[it]is » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:20 pm

Jedi-Mark is no longer involved for whatever reason. The SleepyHead program is supposed to be reintroduced (forked-in) as OSCAR but in the meantime it is still available from the Apnea Board Forum. That older/original one has set-up for me with no difficulty.

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Re: Application .zip install

Post by phd21 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:16 pm

Hi "what[it]is",

FYI: The Oracle Java License has changed for releases starting April 16, 2019.

You can no longer use the Webupd8 PPA for installing Oracle's Java 8 which "FlashPAP" requires.

If you and everyone you know that uses "flashpap" can get the developer(s) to change the source code so that it can will use open source Java (openJDK), then that would help you and everyone else that uses this app.

People wanting to install Oracle's Java 8 runtime will now have to create an account on the Java website, login, go to products, Java, select runtime user downloads (JRE) for Java and and download the Linux Oracle Java 8 runtime (jre) archive file. Another option that may work is for someone to download the Linux RPM file from the same place and convert it to a Linux deb file using "alien" package and provide a download link for other Linux users which would violate Oracle's new license. As with any Linux deb file, just save the file, and double-click it to install it.

Download Oracle Java for Linux
https://www.java.com/en/download/linux_manual.jsp

FYI: example of installing the "alien" software and a sample usage command.

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sudo apt install  alien

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sudo alien --scripts jre-8u211-linux-x64.rpm
On my system the above command creates a "jre1.8_1.8.0211-1_amd64.deb" file.

Install Any Oracle Java (JDK) Version In Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint Or Fedora With install-java.sh -
https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/02/i ... on-in.html

install-java: Installation script for setting up Oracle's Java on Linux
https://github.com/chrishantha/install-java

Hope this helps ...
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Re: Application .zip install

Post by Bla+1 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:03 pm

Thank you so much phd21 for your work here. Sleepyhead was the last application I had to get working on Mint in order to completely ditch Windows7. Thanks to you and other posters here. I'll never have to boot to windows again. High Five!!!!

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Re: Application .zip install

Post by phd21 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:12 pm

Hi Bla+1,

You are welcome...
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