SDU Scribble Overview
We currently have 2 versions of SDU Scribble online.
Scribble 2.2: Newest stable version.
Features available: support for pdf, online pen annotations, text typing, copy/paste to external programs etc.
Scribble 1.0, BETA 2:
Features available: online and offline pen annotations, copy/paste from and to external programs.
These system requirements apply to all Scribble versions:
- Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP, Windows 7-8, Mac OS X 10.6-10.9, Linux >= 2.6
- RAM: >= 2 GB
UPDATE (21-07-2014): The problems with Java should no longer exist with the new Scribble 2.2 build.
If the problems still persist, please follow the description below.
UPDATE (16-01-2014): You are likely to experience problems trying to run Scribble after updating
Java to Java SE 7u51. A quick fix to the problem is to add the address http://scribble.sdu.dk/ to the Exception Site List in the
Java Control Panel. The procedure is described in details here (in Danish). Please contact the Servicedesk
(firstname.lastname@example.org / 6550 2990) if you are still encountering problems with Scribble.
Below we list some problems you might encounter with Scribble and their solutions. The described problems apply to all Scribble
versions. For more detailed troubleshooting specific to one version, we refer to the individual pages.
For Windows, make sure you do not try to download notes from the pen (or erase it) if there are
no notes on the Pen ("0" being shown in the display). This is a known bug of the pen in connection
with some Windows version.
If Note-taker is installed on your Mac, it might give problems and render Scribble unusable in Online-Mode. You can use the following installer to uninstall Note-taker: Remove-Notetaker.zip
Just unzip the file and double-click on Remove-Notetaker.
Alternatively, you can run the underlying shell script yourself: remove-notetaker.command
For Linux, it can be necessary to change the permissions of the associated HID devices. You can test
if this is the case by executing "ls -la /dev/hidraw*" and checking whether you get
permissions "rw-r--r--". If this is the case, you do not have write permission to the device and can,
thus, not communicate with the pen. Here is a small script, that adds an appropriate udev rule: linux-install.sh