Updated if opengl is disabled in VcXsrv, then pcb-gtk & pcb-rnd seem to work fine.
I am able to run gschem and pcb on Windows 10 using Windows Linux Subsystem. Here are the steps I followed:
Install Windows Linux Subsystem
- Follow instructions on this website to install.Optionally install the Ubuntu fonts.
How to Install and Use the Linux Bash Shell on Windows 10
- Run Ubuntu shell, go thru the setup process (username, passwd, etc.).
sudo apt update, and then
sudo apt upgrade.
Add the following to the end of
Install X-Windows Server
- Install VcXsrv:
VcXsrv Windows X Server
- Right click on
XLaunchericon on desktop, go to
Override high DPI scaling behavior.
Install gEDA and PCB
Run Ubuntu shell and execute the following:
sudo apt install geda pcb pcb-rnd
Run gschem and pcb
To run these tools:
- Start VcXsrv server. Disable
Native openglin options.
- Start Ubuntu shell
pcb-gtk had UI problems when opengl was enabled by default, so disable it when you run VcXsrv:
git is also available in Ubuntu shell but for some reason it can not clone publicly. It complained about access problems. I thought I had this problem earlier for another time and fixed it. Unfortunately, I don’t remember how I fixed it :(
For the time being, I’m using git under
cmder to sync and Ubuntu shell to run gEDA tools. I know…