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Installing POSE (Palm OS Emulator) on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (64-Bit)


The latest POSE-deb-Package is broken, so we need some replacement. A reddit-user provided the hint, that you can easily unpack .rpm-files which meant to be for Suse-Linux and simply run the extracted executable. And this works.

Just get "pose-3.5-2.i386.rpm" from
and extract the .rpm-file

If the file is not available you can download it also from here: pose-3.5.2.i386.rpm

You get a "opt" and a "usr" directory. You only need to copy the including file into the referring path on your machine:

sudo rsync -av opt /
sudo rsync -av usr /

Before you are able to start pose with a simple "pose"-command install "libxext6:i386" via apt-get:

sudo apt-get install libxext6:i386

If the package is not available you can download it also from here: libxext6_1.3.3-1_i386.deb

Then run "pose" in your terminal or create a Starter with this command.

If you want to have some other skin than the default one, just download the "pose-skins-1.9-1.noarch.rpm" form
extract it and "install" it with:

sudo rsync -av usr /

You should now have a nice Palm OS Emulator:

Sometimes logging could be very helpful. You can enable it via the context-menue of your POSE (just right-click on the "scren") and select "Settings" -> "Logging...". The logging-file is stored in your home-Folder after POSE was closed.

Btw.: If you have an old Palm-device laying around but you don't want to extract the rom-file from this device, just search for "mypalm roms" on google - and don't be scared of russian websites.