Two problems trying to view MagPi via Pi Store

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by andrum99 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:13 pm
I have tried out the Pi Store by getting issue 8 of MagPi. I have 2 problems:

1. I cannot find where the PDF is downloaded to. I searched my unix user's home directory, including hidden sub-directories but no luck.
2. I installed xpdf, but I still cannot view the MagPi through the Pi Store app. I am told I need to set xpdf to be the default application, but I cannot find where to do this. I don't see an app on the start menu to do this.

Can anyone help me with these?

Thanks

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by andrum99 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:24 pm
I managed to view the MagPi from within the Pi Store app by setting xpdf as the default application. I did this by:

1. Copying a PDF from my laptop onto the Pi.
2. Right clicking on the PDF in the Fife Manager and choosing "Open with...".
3. choosing "Other -> xpdf" from the menu and selecting the "set as default" option.
4. Closing, then re-opening the Pi Store app and clicking the "Launch" option for the MagPi issue 8.

Cheers

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by NathanBookham » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:54 pm
It should download to /usr/local/bin/indiecity/InstalledApps.
Hope that helps.
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by andrum99 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:07 pm
OK, thanks - got it now.

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by dbell5 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:40 am
OK, well here's a third problem:

"Why do you need the IndieCity Download Client?"

Exactly! Why do I need to download and install (this is under Windows at the moment) a client that pushes "recommended downloads" and defaults into "sharing" mode?!?

I want to simply download the (expletive deleted) pdf of Magpie!
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by ShiftPlusOne » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:47 am
dbell5 wrote:OK, well here's a third problem:

"Why do you need the IndieCity Download Client?"

Exactly! Why do I need to download and install (this is under Windows at the moment) a client that pushes "recommended downloads" and defaults into "sharing" mode?!?

I want to simply download the (expletive deleted) pdf of Magpie!


I dint think anybody ever said that you (you specifically) need this. It's an option if you want it.

Either way, this doesn't seem to be relevant to Andrew's question.
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by dbell5 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:51 am
When I attempted to download an issue of Magpie, I first had to register for IndieCity.
Then, once logged in, I tried the download again and was taken to the page to install the download client. Right at the top, it says, "To download and play games from IndieCity you will require the IndieCity Download Client." No way forward, other to accept the client.

I don't want "free pushes" and I don't want to be part of a peer-to-peer sharing plan.

Is there a way to get the pdf file(s), without this?
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by ShiftPlusOne » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:40 am
dbell5 wrote:When I attempted to download an issue of Magpie, I first had to register for IndieCity.
Then, once logged in, I tried the download again and was taken to the page to install the download client. Right at the top, it says, "To download and play games from IndieCity you will require the IndieCity Download Client." No way forward, other to accept the client.

I don't want "free pushes" and I don't want to be part of a peer-to-peer sharing plan.

Is there a way to get the pdf file(s), without this?


Of course, all the pdfs are available on the mag pi homepage.
http://themagpi.com/
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by dbell5 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:36 pm
ShiftPlusOne wrote:Of course, all the pdfs are available on the mag pi homepage.
http://themagpi.com/


Thank you!! I wish that were more obvious on the RPi store page...

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by andrum99 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:22 pm
Xpdf is the default PDF app in the latest (16/12/2012) official build of Raspbian. I can confirm that the "launch" of magpi from the Pi Store works "out of the box" with this new Raspbian.

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