[Self-interest] Total newbie needs some help

Russell Allen mail at russell-allen.com
Sun Jul 18 05:51:09 UTC 2021

Hi Colin,

When you are at the command line and do

Self -s core.snap

or your equivalent, what does your terminal show?

From the terminal you can quit without saving by ‘quitNoSave’ or ‘_Quit’

Cheers Russell

> On 18 Jul 2021, at 3:35 pm, Colin Sare-Soar <colin.saresoar at terrashape.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi Russell, 
> Those commands did the trick, in fact I found them in handbook once I started reading it. 
> I started the VM but used the 'core.snap' file and not much seemed to happen. I tried to follow some instructions in a blog but things like help or desktop open had no effect and just produced an error message. I also could not find any way to shutdown the VM, short of closing the terminal. 
> I see that the graphical images have a 'quit' menu item but how do you close the core VM? 
> I will start one of the other images and hopefully things will start to make more sense. 
> Colin
>> On 17/07/2021 09:13 Russell Allen <mail at russell-allen.com <mailto:mail at russell-allen.com>> wrote:
>> HI Colin,
>> The VM is a 32 bit binary and is looking for the 32 bit versions of those libraries. You need to install these.
>> For Debian, I think you need to do something like:
>> sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
>> sudo apt-get update
>> sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 libncurses5:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libx11-6:i386 libxext6:i386
>> But I haven’t tried this particular magic incantation for a while.
>> I don’t have the time at the moment, but someone should do this up as a docker image.
>> Best Russell

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