Linux Magnifier

Is there any magnifier for linux like windows magnifier
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nedvisCommented:
KDE  has  KMag ( K-magnifier ) in its accessories packages
http://www.penguin-soft.com/penguin/man/1/kmag.html .
http://magnifier.sourceforge.net/
XVI is magnifier for X:
https://portal.beam.ltd.uk/support/xvi/
In GNOME you can try installing gmag .
 
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mukhtar2tAuthor Commented:
How can i use it i didn't find KMag there in Accessories
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mjutrasCommented:
You may have to install it

On debian:

apt-get install kmag      # or gmag for gnome

On CentOS:

yum install kmag      # or gmag for gnome

(and many other method on many other distribs
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mukhtar2tAuthor Commented:
RedHat
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mjutrasCommented:
If you use KDE display manager download tar.bz2 file from this site:

http://kmag.sourceforge.net/

Open a terminal (Konsole) and access the folder where you have downloaded the file

cd /path-to-the-folder/

then untar it with the following command:

tar xjvf kmag-xxx.tar.bz2     # where xx is the kmage version number in the name of the package you d/l

Enter the extracted folder

cd kmag-xxx/

And run the following commands:

./configure
make
make install

When every process is finished run kmag by running "kmag" command in a console.
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mjutrasCommented:
If you use Gnome display manager check for gmag website
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mukhtar2tAuthor Commented:
GMAG.com is coming soon.
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mjutrasCommented:
I'm searching for someplace to download it but it seems that the main project host as no more available link to download but did you at least tried to launch the "gmag" command?
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mukhtar2tAuthor Commented:
Peace be upon you mjutras
I appreciate your effort.
I am also searching now for gmag to download it, the command not work when i launch it.
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nedvisCommented:
What version RedHat your're running mukhtar2t ?
Kmag is a screen magnification utility  which is standard part of KDE desktop ( sometimes omitted during Linux setup)  and you don't have to search for it on internet. You can find it on one of your RedHat installation CD-s.
Kmag is one among other tools found in KDE Accessibility package
Besides Kmag  screen magnifier there are also:
 - kmousetool, a program for people whom it hurts to click the mouse
 - KMouth, a program that allows people who have lost their voice to let
   their computer speak for them..
-Kruler screen ruler
etc.
So open your Add/Remove programs tool or other software management tool installed with your RedHat Linux
and look for KDE accessibility or Accessibility tools then select packages you want to install .


 
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mukhtar2tAuthor Commented:
But i am using Gnome and Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS release 3 (Taroon)
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nedvisCommented:
http://kmag.sourceforge.net/
KMagnifier is now officially part of the K Desktop Environment (KDE)!. The development of KMag has been moved to KDE's CVS. KMag is part of a new module for KE called "kdeaccessibility"

try command :

rpm   -ivh    *accessibility.rpm

insert RedHat installation CD when prompted.
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nedvisCommented:
I'm sure ,also, RedHat from version 7  has ncurses based ( text program for X window)  xmag.
type  :

rpm  -ivh  xmag.rpm
to install it.
to run xmag  you can open termional and type command :  xmag
Once program is launched your standard cursor arrow will change to bracket so you can make frame
( by doing drag,enlarge, release mouse pointer movement ) of the screen area you want to magnify.
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mjutrasCommented:
Almost every sites about gmag as broken links for d/l... Check at nedvis solution!
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nedvisCommented:
There must be a package gnome-mag ( gnome-mag-0.12.0-2 I think ) then on your installation CD.
.


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mukhtar2tAuthor Commented:
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mukhtar2tAuthor Commented:
I downloaded the open source magnifier.exe for window from http://magnifier.sourceforge.net/ and tested it, it is ok.
and i downloaded the rpm but it didn't work :
# magnifier

(magnifier:19523): Bonobo-WARNING **: Assigning a default value to a non readable property 'source-display-screen'

(magnifier:19523): Bonobo-WARNING **: Assigning a default value to a non readable property 'target-display-screen'
** Message: cursor_dir=0
** Message: cursor default
** Message: cursor default
** Message: The magnifier server was successfully registred.

New magnifier created.
** Message: cursor_dir=0
** Message: cursor default
** Message: cursor default
** Message: cursor_dir=0
** Message: cursor default
** Message: cursor default
initial viewport 800 600

Ok. no problem i have now many options i will try it all.
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