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I have downloaded this file and can't open it.

I haven't much experience in Linux but I tried several programs; Software-Center, synaptic, Archive manager, and gedit which was set as default and none of the will open it.

The file I'm trying to install is, which is available for download from here under Linux-installer.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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marked as duplicate by Seth, Aditya, Warren Hill, karel, Jorge Castro Nov 15 '13 at 15:27

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Most likely as a result of it being downloaded it won't have the correct file permissions, first you'll need to make it executable:

chmod u+x

Then simply execute the file:

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$sudo user@host:~$ chmod +x = command not found – Diogenes Lantern Nov 15 '13 at 2:21
I have edited to clarify for you, you didn't need the "user@host~$" section, this was merely the prompt – Flyk Nov 15 '13 at 2:25
cd <path to where you downloaded it>, if you downloaded it to the default location you should be able to get there with cd ~/Downloads – Flyk Nov 15 '13 at 2:53
@kalina this works fine, thanks: however: The setup program seems to have failed on x86_64/unknown :Fatal error, no tech support email configured in this setup – Diogenes Lantern Nov 15 '13 at 3:14
This error is actually discussed on the project page on SourceForge - a solution suggested here is to install alien and download the .rpm version (from the link you originally used) and convert it to a .deb and install it that way using dpkg. This page will tell you how to install alien and use it to convert a rpm file... – Flyk Nov 15 '13 at 3:44

I will give you the GUI way;

  • Select that file with right click
  • Choose "Properties" from the menu
  • Select the "Permissions" tab
  • Check "Allow executing as a program"

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Click on "Close" and double click the file to run it.

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This works as well. Thanks – Diogenes Lantern Nov 15 '13 at 3:16

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