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I have being trying to install and run latexdraw on Ubuntu 11.04 but apart from crashes I have gotten nothing else. System was checked for MD5sum's and disk was correctly burnt.

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Which version of latexdraw are you trying to run and have you installed "Sun Java" as opposed to open Java –  Allan Aug 3 '11 at 16:50
My versions: java-6-openjdk and latexdraw 2.08+1-1 –  Jose r Aug 3 '11 at 17:35
if you can execute the application from the terminal what messages are given? –  Allan Aug 4 '11 at 21:34

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You may have to install sun-java6-jre to run latexdraw as a few java based programs have "issues" with openjdk.

To do this is simple. First enable the partner repository in software sources and update the package database.

Canonical Partners repository

Just tick the box for Canonical Partners not Canonical Partners (Source Code) and apply this then press alt+F2 and run this command sudo apt-get update

Finally open Ubuntu software centre and search for and install sun-java6-jre

I'm not sure whether this will be the answer but it is a possible solution.

Hope it helps.

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sun-java6-jre is now installed (I used the Synaptic Package Manager) and registered by the software center. Nevertheless, problems continue. –  Jose r Aug 3 '11 at 22:14

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