I've just installed Eagle software in my Ubuntu 18.04. I extracted the file and place the folder in


then run the eagle app from the folder. For the first time i can go through license agreement, login account and running the app. After exit the app then opening it for the second time (with double click "Eagle" icon) i got an error message said

"Can't write '/home/myusername/.local/share/Eagle/settings/9.1.3/eaglerc' (access denied)".

But if i open it from terminal from eagle app folder with

sudo ./eagle

then entering my password, the error not showing anymore. So my question is, how to open Eagle app from the icon without entering password in terminal? Thanks

  • try to change ownership as your username sudo chown <username>:<username> -R /home/myusername/opt/eagle-9.1.3/* and run again with ./eagle on package installation path – abu-ahmed al-khatiri Sep 25 '18 at 14:07
  • @abu-ahmedal-khatiri Thank's for the reply ahmed, but it still doesn't work. – Dwi Satrio W. Sep 25 '18 at 15:50
  • let i see what the console log said after run ./eagle? – abu-ahmed al-khatiri Sep 25 '18 at 15:52
  • I dont really understand how to do it, but is this correct paste.ubuntu.com/p/4WVpjRYh9p – Dwi Satrio W. Sep 25 '18 at 22:48
  • on the pastebin log said "Window manager warning: Invalid WM_TRANSIENT_FOR window 0x2e0001b specified for 0x2e00019 (Eagle)." that just tell you about window manager warning instead something permission issue like your question – abu-ahmed al-khatiri Sep 26 '18 at 8:48

"Can't write '/home/myusername/.local/share/Eagle/settings/9.1.3/eaglerc' (access denied)".

that log appears cause your don't have owned of your package. change it with chown.

one thing before you open it, remove your sets with type

sudo rm -rf /home/myusername/.local/share/Eagle/

after that, change owned your package.

sudo chown <username>:<username> -R /home/myusername/EAGLE/

and change directory of Eagle and launch it.

cd /home/myusername/EAGLE/

Hope this helps.

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