[Bug 301190] Re: etoys does not launch

RJBradlow rj at rjbradlow.com
Tue Nov 3 01:46:57 GMT 2009

Those of you reading this page looking for a quick fix and who are inexperienced with the command line;
in Ubuntu / Gnome... 'Terminal' is found in 'Applications' > 'Accessories' 
you must precede the command with 'sudo' as follows:

  sudo sed -i -e "s/-xshm//" /usr/games/etoys

Then type your password to complete the process.

You will not see anything happen after pressing the return/enter key  and you will be returned to your command prompt if you typed or copy and pasted the command correctly.
Just close the Terminal window and launch the eToys program:  Applications > Education > eToys


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Status in “etoys” package in Ubuntu: Confirmed

Bug description:
Binary package hint: etoys

After attempting to run a fresh installation of Etoys from the Ubuntu repository, it fails to launch. The message "unknown option: -xshm"  is left in the terminal.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Debian testing/unstable
NonfreeKernelModules: wl fglrx
Package: etoys 3.0.1916+svn132-2
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: etoys
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-7-generic i686
UnreportableReason: This is not a genuine Debian package

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