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I installed 12.04, then I installed all updates in Update Manager. After this, I installed all the necessary applications and installed NetBeans 7.2. But now I am trying to launch it from Dash home and it does not start. Please help.

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I installed Netbeans 7.2 on a clean new installation of Ubuntu 12.04 and found, that it was not available in the dash at all. But it should have created a link on the desktop. Try that one and lock it to the launcher if its running.

If that does not help you should try to start it from a terminal and find out, if the startup has any problems or errors in the output there:


If you chose to install it into another folder you need to change the path according to your installation path.

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This is what i did and what happened: root@arvigiezasss-pc:/usr/local# ~/netbeans-7.2/bin/netbeans bash: /root/netbeans-7.2/bin/netbeans: No such file or directory – user73795 Aug 5 '12 at 9:48
@user73795 you should not run Netbeans as root. – nem75 Aug 5 '12 at 12:02
Hello again. NetBeans 7.2 that i downloaded and installed from official website still do not run, but i installed older version from Software Center and it runs. But the problem with this version is that it has no C++ integrated and this is the language i want to use. Also i can't remove NetBeans 7.2. Please help. Thank you. – user73795 Aug 6 '12 at 5:40
@user73795 - In order to improve the AskUbuntu community, you should post your solution as an answer, then mark it as answered, so that others that have the same (or a similar) issue can know what you did. – Shauna Sep 10 '12 at 15:37
@user73795 I would like to know how did you solve the problem. Because I want to install NetBeans on my laptop :) – Suhaib Sep 10 '12 at 16:27

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