Help with setup of gEDA and PCB?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by keithostertag, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. keithostertag

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    Oct 4, 2012
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    New to simulation and PCB software. Using Linux, I'm trying to setup gEDA's PCB. I can't seem to figure out the proper syntax for telling the program to use a particular directory to find symbols that I might add.

    I'm using the tutorial here:

    http://www.delorie.com/pcb/docs/gs/gs.html

    as well as here:

    http://wiki.geda-project.org/geda:gsch2pcb_tutorial

    Instead of wanting to create a link or directory for each project, I want to create one directory to house all my added symbols. I created ~/gaf/symbols for that purpose, then go into Preferences, select "Library", then type in "~/gaf/symbols".

    When I return to the project and open up Window/Library, I find my directory. But when I click on either of the two symbols in there the program abruptly exits.

    The two symbols I have in that directory came with the tutorial, so I doubt there is a problem with them, but you never know... so I have attached them. I had to rename them to *.asc in order to attach them, but they are .sym files.

    Any insight as to how to properly set this up would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Keith Ostertag
     
  2. keithostertag

    Thread Starter Member

    Oct 4, 2012
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    Well, I found part of my problem... I'm confusing sym files with fp files...

    More study needed...
     
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