Download / Install / Run
You can either download the sources or the binaries. If you are a new user or a non-technical
user, you are better off downloading and installing the binaries. To download, simply click on the
download link and you will be asked to either "open" or "save to disk". Choose "save to disk" and proceed.
If download does not start, then keep the Shift key pressed and then click on the download link. All the
files shown below and older versions are directly available from the
sourceforge dowload site.
Binary RPMs are available for the following distributions:
Linux Mandrake 8.1 (KDE 2.x) - download
Linux Mandrake 8.2 (KDE 2.x) - download
Linux Mandrake 8.2 (KDE 3.0) - download
To install : Click on the above link. If you get "open using software manager", then select open
and follow the on-screen instructions,
else select save and then run rpm -Uvh [the RPM file you downloaded] as root.
To run : you will find KMagnifier installed in Applications->Accessibility under the KDE Menu or
simply kmag on the command prompt.
Source RPMs are available for the following distributions:
Linux Mandrake - download
Linux Mandrake (KDE2&KDE3 both installed) - download
For all other versions/distributions of linux and other operating systems, you can download the
compressed sources here:
In .tar.gz format - download
In .tar.bz2 format - download
To install from these sources, simply unpack the software in a directory. Then login as root and
run ./install-root inside
that directory, and the script will take care of everything! If you do not have root access to the machine,
then run the ./install-user command. This will install the binary in a "bin" directory under your
These scripts take care of the Mandrake menu system too.
You can unpack the sources and do
Then login as root (type "su" followed by the root passwd) and run:
KMagnifier will get installed in /usr/local/bin
If you want to install kmag in /usr/bin, run ./configure --prefix=/usr instead of
a simple ./configure
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