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Can't get XnView to read .RW2 files

Post by philip » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:53 am

I'm using 1.70 on my EEE PC with Xandros's linux. When I try to open or convert a .RW2 file, XnView gives me the error message "Don't know how to read Pnnnnnnn.RW2," where that is the file name of any .RW2 raw file created by my Panasonic LX3. This camera and it's .rw2 file formats are listed as accessible by XnView. Any ideas on what I'm missing?

I searched the forum for LX3 and for .RW2 and found nothing. There are references by people whose LX2 cameras were producing unreadable files, but I don't know if they are the same format, and I didn't see a resolution of those problems. Any pointers to information here would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Can't get XnView to read .RW2 files

Post by deejjjaaaa » Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:51 am

may be 1.7 is too old and .RW2 were not yet supported back then ?

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Re: Can't get XnView to read .RW2 files

Post by philip » Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:57 am

1.70 appears to be the latest version on Linux.

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Re: Can't get XnView to read .RW2 files

Post by xnview » Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:53 am

philip wrote:1.70 appears to be the latest version on Linux.
Try XnViewMP
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Re: Can't get XnView to read .RW2 files

Post by philip » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:59 pm

Hi, Pierre,

I've been trying to find XnViewMP from my EEE, but I can't find any repositories for it. May I ask if you know of one I can add to my list? I'd prefer downloading from a repo instead of compiling it.

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Re: Can't get XnView to read .RW2 files

Post by oops66 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:13 pm

philip wrote:Hi, Pierre,

I've been trying to find XnViewMP from my EEE, but I can't find any repositories for it. May I ask if you know of one I can add to my list? I'd prefer downloading from a repo instead of compiling it.
You can download the latest MP version (v0.21) beta here:
http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=18545
http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewforum.php?f=60
And you do not have to compile it, just decompress it.
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Re: Can't get XnView to read .RW2 files

Post by philip » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:48 pm

> And you do not have to compile it, just decompress it.

Whoa! That's great. Do I have to put it in a particular directory? Like bin? Do I need to include it in my path? I'd greatly apprecieate more information on the details.

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Re: Can't get XnView to read .RW2 files

Post by oops66 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:53 pm

philip wrote:> And you do not have to compile it, just decompress it.

Whoa! That's great. Do I have to put it in a particular directory? Like bin? Do I need to include it in my path? I'd greatly apprecieate more information on the details.
Do I have to put it in a particular directory?
No
Do I need to include it in my path?
No

And you can use this xnview.sh here, it's better for link star:
http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.p ... 915#p77915
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Re: Can't get XnView to read .RW2 files

Post by philip » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:16 pm

> Do I have to put it in a particular directory?
> No
> Do I need to include it in my path?
> No
>
> And you can use this xnview.sh here, it's better for link star:
> viewtopic.php?p=77915#p77915


EDIT: I changed the xnview.sh and terminal tells me GLIBCXX_3.4.9 and GLIB_2.4 not found.

Any clues, please?

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Re: Can't get XnView to read .RW2 files

Post by oops66 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:01 pm

I think you have to install the package libstdc++6 or similar - but with Xandros's linux ?
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Re: Can't get XnView to read .RW2 files

Post by marsh » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:16 pm

Hello philip,
I'm guessing your OS and its "glibc" component are too old.
I suggest trying nconvert or wine + v.1.97 if not ready for data back-up and OS update.

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Re: Can't get XnView to read .RW2 files

Post by philip » Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:12 pm

I have no clue what I'm talking about, but here's the directory listing from usr/lib, in pertient (I hope) part:
libstdc++-3-libc6.2-2-2.10.0.so
libstdc++-libc6.1-1.so.2 -> libstdc++-3-libc6.2-2-2.10.0.so
libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3 -> libstdc++-3-libc6.2-2-2.10.0.so

Based on directions to get xnview 1.70 to run, installed libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2 and created the simlink
/usr/lib/libstdc++-3-libc6.2-2-2.10.0.so /usr/lib/libstdc++-libc6.1-1.so.2
with no understanding of what I was doing. Should I undo this? I"ve uninstalled the older version of xnview before downloading XnViewMP and attempting its installation.

Many thanks, by the way, for all the helpful posts. I realize it's aggravating trying to help me, and I appreciate your patience.

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Re: Can't get XnView to read .RW2 files

Post by philip » Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:54 am

> I suggest trying nconvert

That doesn't work either. It shows up as an executable in the terminal, but shows a text icon. Double-clicking it gives me the intro that I need all the options, files, etc., then says press enter to continue - pressing enter makes it quit. Typing nconvert on the command line gives the bash: nconvert: command not found error even in the Nconvert directory.

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Re: Can't get XnView to read .RW2 files

Post by marsh » Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:58 am

Maybe this will be a worthwhile starting point:

MP beta:
Unarchive into a home folder like: /home/yourusername/viewer. Open terminal in viewer folder. Run "sh xnview.sh" as user.

Very old v.1.70 version:
Place xnview file into /usr/local/bin Then run.

Running windows version on Linux:
Install "wine" package. Run "winecfg" (as user) to setup program. Unzip v.1.97 in a folder like /home/yourusername/winviewer. Open terminal inside winviewer folder. Run "wine xnview.exe"

Nconvert,
Place in /usr/local/bin. In terminal, type "nconvert -help> readthis.txt" to create a document to look at with text editor.

Here are some references collected when I first used Linux:
Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
File system permissions

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Re: Can't get XnView to read .RW2 files

Post by philip » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:48 am

marsh wrote:Maybe this will be a worthwhile starting point:

MP beta:
Unarchive into a home folder like: /home/yourusername/viewer. Open terminal in viewer folder. Run "sh xnview.sh" as user.
Many thanks for these suggestions. Doing this, I still get the GLIBC not found errors, unfortunately.
marsh wrote:Very old v.1.70 version:
Place xnview file into /usr/local/bin Then run.
That has run fine from the beginning. It just won't open .RW2 files.
marsh wrote:Running windows version on Linux:
>SNIP<
I'll try other stuff first.
marsh wrote:Nconvert,
Place in /usr/local/bin. In terminal, type "nconvert -help> readthis.txt" to create a document to look at with text editor.
Still getting bash: nconvert: command not found. It is an executable: -rwxr-xr-x
marsh wrote:Here are some references collected when I first used Linux:
Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
File system permissions
I'll take a look. Thanks again.

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