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I'm trying to set up the DAW Bitwig Studio on my Ubuntu Laptop and when I run it from terminal it crashes due to some files associated with it not having permissions. Is there a way to change permissions for all files associated with the program with chmod?

Edit: For some extra information I am currently using Ubuntu 18.04. I installed bitwig with the .deb installer provided by the website. and this is what it says in the terminal when I try to run Bitwig:

Setting up environment variables for Bitwig Studio
Environment variables setup for Bitwig Studio
About to start the following process:  /opt/bitwig-studio/bin/show-splash-gtk /opt/bitwig-studio/resources/splash-bitwig-studio.png
About to start the following process:  /opt/bitwig-studio/bin/BitwigStudio -Djava.class.path=/opt/bitwig-studio/bin/bitwig.jar:/opt/bitwig-studio/bin/libs.jar:/opt/bitwig-studio/bin/lwjgl.jar -Xms200m -Xmx2048m -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -Djava.io.tmpdir=/tmp/bitwig-mike -DeulaPath=/opt/bitwig-studio/EULA.txt -DengineExecutable=/opt/bitwig-studio/bin/BitwigStudioEngine -DfactoryLibrary=/opt/bitwig-studio/Library -DresourceLocation=/opt/bitwig-studio/resources -DexecutableDir=/opt/bitwig-studio/bin32 -DexecutableDir64=/opt/bitwig-studio/bin -Dshow-file-dialog-command=/opt/bitwig-studio/bin/show-file-dialog-gtk3 -DsplashPid=31561 -Dnitro.include=/opt/bitwig-studio/resources/nitro/std -Djava.awt.headless=true -XX:ErrorFile=./bitwig-studio-jvm-crash.log -XX:-UseLoopPredicate com.bitwig.flt.app.BitwigStudioMain
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM warning: Option UseConcMarkSweepGC was deprecated in version 9.0 and will likely be removed in a future release.
Using log directory /home/mike/.BitwigStudio/log
[2020-05-27 11:27:15 float-main-app info] Starting application version 3.1.3 revision dd3cc02af7f53a859e425f3c49a67908c2fdac4c
[2020-05-27 11:27:15 float-main-app info] Using Java version 12.0.2 from Oracle Corporation installed at /opt/bitwig-studio/lib/jre
[2020-05-27 11:27:15 float-main-app info] Starting with arguments 
[2020-05-27 11:27:18 float-main-app fatal] Application crashing in subsystem GUI Event Thread:
    java.lang.Error: spH: java.lang.NullPointerException: activation file is not read/write-able
    at com.bitwig.flt.app.rpu.ujm(SourceFile:654)
    at com.bitwig.flt.app.rpu.kwR(SourceFile:1066)
    at bOL.wOI(SourceFile:2043)
    at bOW.run(SourceFile:690)
    at bOL.HXU(SourceFile:1063)
    at com.bitwig.flt.app.HNQ.HXU(SourceFile:1998)
    at bOL.Zmw(SourceFile:1032)
    at bOL.ogB(SourceFile:986)
    at com.bitwig.flt.app.rpu.ogB(SourceFile:1921)
    at bOL.pLG(SourceFile:694)
    at com.bitwig.flt.app.BitwigStudioMain.main(SourceFile:193)
Caused by: spH: java.lang.NullPointerException: activation file is not read/write-able
    at RVw.<init>(SourceFile:88)
    at com.bitwig.flt.app.rpu.ujm(SourceFile:650)
    ... 10 more
Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException: activation file is not read/write-able
    ... 12 more

[2020-05-27 11:27:18 float-main-app error] :
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    at PFW.vnk(SourceFile:126)
    at GvA.ogB(SourceFile:137)
    at GvA.HXU(SourceFile:98)
    at GvA.HXU(SourceFile:38)
    at com.bitwig.flt.app.rpu.HXU(SourceFile:8507)
    at com.bitwig.flt.app.rpu.HXU(SourceFile:8418)
    at com.bitwig.flt.app.HNQ.HXU(SourceFile:2274)
    at bOL.ogB(SourceFile:1648)
    at bOL.ogB(SourceFile:990)
    at com.bitwig.flt.app.rpu.ogB(SourceFile:1921)
    at bOL.pLG(SourceFile:694)
    at com.bitwig.flt.app.BitwigStudioMain.main(SourceFile:193)

Child process with PID 31562 exited with error code: 1
  • added the extra information – Mishanspace May 27 at 15:28
  • Which Linux distro release number? Different releases have different tools for us to recommend. Please click edit & add that to your question, so all facts we need are in the question. Please don't use Add Comment, since that's our one-way channel to you. All facts about your PC should go in the Question with edit as this is a Q&A site, not a general forum, so things work differently here. – K7AAY May 27 at 15:52

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