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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 hexen2-installer-1.5.6-linux.run, which is available for download from here under Linux-installer.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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 hexen2-installer-1.5.6-linux.run

Then simply execute the file:

  • $sudo user@host:~$ chmod +x hexen2-installer-1.5.6-linux.run = 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
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    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
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    @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
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    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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