I downloaded Second life from the website for Ubuntu . And I extracted the file but I cant get it to run or know how to get it to run so that I can install it right.The program is in script until I can get it to run. Can someone please tell me what to do after I extracted the file. Please try to make it simple instructions, step by step, not to great on knowing how to do computer stuff.


Follow this step by step:

  • Press here to download the file: Second_Life_3_7_24_297623_i686.tar.bz2.

  • Save it to your home folder(/home/YOUR USERNAME).

  • Right click the downloaded file, select extract here.

  • Open up a terminal.(On your keyboard: CTRL-ALT-T-)

  • Typ in the terminal: cd Second_Life_3_7_24_297623_i686

  • Then in the same terminal: sudo ./install.sh,

    • typ in your password, press enter,
    • press enter again
  • Go to dash (Windows key on your keyboard, left top right button on your screen.)

    • Typ in secondlife, click on the second life icon, and voila:

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  • The name of the file has now changed, there is a new version, Second_Life_3_7_29_301305_i686. Maybe it would be better to point to where the download is and say to put 'cd [name of extracted file]', or something like that. – kim holder Jun 9 '15 at 17:51
  • This worked for me, but as Kim Holder pointed out, you need to adjust the filename accordingly - it was "Second_Life_5_0_9_329906_i686" for me, but this will obviously change as Linden Lab release new versions. – Gregory Opera Feb 5 '18 at 8:36

Using Elementary O.S, a distribution based on Ubuntu, after these packages were installed, I could run the SecondLife application as follows:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386

this is how you get secondlife on Linux:

  1. Download it from website
  2. Extract to desired install location
  3. Open terminal and type cd /path/to/second/life then type ls to display files
  4. type sudo ./install.sh
  5. type sudo apt-get install ./secondlife
  6. type cd /second/life/directory
  7. then type " ./secondlife

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