net Gnomesword for Linux
(1) To configure
the Module Manager, go to Edit > Module Manager in the toolbar. The
Manager window will open. Select sword > Sources in the side panel.
(2) Click the Add button just below and to the right of the Current
Remote Sources window. A dialog box will open:
(a) Enter a Caption for the Library, for
(b) Leave the Type set for FTP, and
enter: ftp.bible.org in the top URL text box.
(c) Enter /sword/ in the lower URL text
box and then click OK.
(3) Click sword > Configure in the Module Manager side panel. Select
the Remote radio button, and then pick the Bible.org source from the
Install Source dropdown combo box. Select the ~/.sword radio button
from the list of Install Destinations, then click the Refresh button.
Note: if you install your modules in another location make sure that
you have the proper file permissions to read and modify that
(4) Click Modules > Install in the Module Manager side panel. Click
the Refresh button.
(5) Expand the trees and make individual module selections by ticking
the checkboxes. We suggest that you begin by installing
netfree. This is a free limited edition of net that contains the
first three notes only in each chapter. You may wish also to try
netnotesfree, which carries the limited set of notes as a commentary
module, and you may like to look at nettext as well. It is likely
net will be your final choice for Gnomesword. When you are happy
with what you see, you may wish to take one or both premium modules -
net and/or netnotes. Before you do this, you will need to visit
our shop and purchase the unlock key.
(6) Click the Install button.
If you decide to install the Premium net and/or NetNotes modules, you
will need to provide a Cipher key to unlock them. See the *Note* below.
(a) From the Main Gnomesword Window,
expand the Biblical Texts > English tree in the Bookshelf side
panel. Click on the net Bible module, and open it in browser tab. Right
mouse click in the text area of the net Bible tab, and select unlock
this module from the pop-up context menu. Enter your Cipher key in the
dialog box, and click OK.
(b) Scroll down in the Main Gnomesword
Window side panel, and expand the Commentaries > English tree, and
repeat the unlocking procedure for the netnotes module.
*Note*: You may experience difficulty unlocking the modules with some
versions of Gnomesword. When that happens, or if you wish to use the
Premium net modules with other sword Project frontends like Bibletime
or Jsword, you will have to edit the configuration files
~/.sword/mod.d/net.conf and ~/.sword/mod.d/netnotes.conf to supply the
key. Just enter the key number with no extra spaces on the line in
those files that begins with: CipherKey=. For example:
In either Nautilus or Konqueror select View > Show Hidden Files.
Navigate to the .conf files and right click on them. Select a text
editor like gedit or kedit from the pop-up context dialog. Enter your
key number and File > Save your changes.
You may wish to backup your net.conf and netnotes.conf files. If you
re-install the sword modules for any reason they will be lost or
you are an advanced user and prefer to use the raw zipfiles, then
download and open the zip file from one of the links below. Make sure
that the box is checked to allow unzipping into the correct directories
these do not yet exist in your installation. Make sure too that
the button is checked to extract all files.
is downloaded from http://www.bible.org/download/netbible/swordproject/netfree.zip
is downloaded from http://www.bible.org/download/netbible/swordproject/netnotesfree.zip
and nettext is
downloaded from http://www.bible.org/download/netbible/swordproject/nettext.zip.
The for-pay netnotes module is at http://www.bible.org/download/netbible/swordproject/netnotes.zip.
and the for-pay net module
is at http://www.bible.org/download/netbible/swordproject/net.zip
After you have
carried out a manual install of 'for-pay' modules, you will need to
insert the unlock key manually into net.conf or netnotes.conf as shown
Our thanks to hwilkerson for these instructions.