[Newbies] can't install Squeak on Ubuntu 7.10 -- could not find display driver vm-display-X11

Matthew Fulmer tapplek at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 07:37:16 UTC 2007

On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 11:37:26AM +0545, Bryan Berry wrote:
> I have been trying to install Squeak on Ubuntu 7.10 w/out success
> I was able to install it w/ Debian packages but the sound didn't work.
> At the advice of my colleague Luke Gorrie I tried installing it from the
> VM-Source tarball
> http://ftp.squeak.org/3.9/unix-linux/Squeak-3.9-8.src.tar.gz

I wouldn't advise anyone to build from source, as I am never
able to do it right. I say download the latest VM from the
website, untar it, and run sudo ./INSTALL

This will put squeak in /usr/local. Then get the latest two
sources files, unzip them, and put them in
/usr/local/lib/squeak/3.9-8 :

now you should be able to run squeak ImageName

(Not to discourage you from building from source; others do it
all the time, but I can never get it right, so I don't)

Matthew Fulmer -- http://mtfulmer.wordpress.com/
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