Ubuntu quesiton

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UNLO
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Ubuntu quesiton

Post by UNLO » Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:58 am

It seems like this would be super easy to install. But i'm running Ubuntu on a Chrome laptop. For whatever reason after unpacking the archive from downloads. I open the SunVox folder and navigate to the Linux folder and The file won't run i get an error saying it doesn't know what to open the file with and to choose one from the list. nothing i've chosen has worked.. lol i feel defeated..

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monoben
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Re: Ubuntu quesiton

Post by monoben » Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:08 pm

I'm no expert but I think you have to make the file executable.

I'm not sure that this is the answer but give this a try:
http://ma65p.wordpress.com/2008/08/04/h ... in-ubuntu/

Maybe someone else will come and confirm this soon. Good luck.

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Re: Ubuntu quesiton

Post by UNLO » Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:08 pm

thank you for quick reply. will try this evening when i return from work.

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Re: Ubuntu question (Sunvox exectutable)

Post by xaccrocheur » Sun May 31, 2015 2:08 pm

Right-click the "sunvox" executable & select "Run".

For a more streamlined approach,

1-copy the "sunvox" executable in a "bin" directory within your home folder
2-create a file called sunvox.desktop and put it in your

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~/.local/share/applications
folder with the following content (replace "you" with your user name) :

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[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.8
Name=SunVox
GenericName=Sound Editor/Tracker
Comment=SunVox is a small, fast and powerful modular synthesizer with pattern-based sequencer (tracker).
Exec=/home/you/bin/sunvox
Icon=/path/to/sunvox.png
Type=Application
Terminal=false
Categories=Utility;Application;
3-Right-click the .desktop file and check "allow run as exec"
4-Double-click it
4.5-You may have to log out / log in again
5-Now (phew :beer:) it's in your main menu

Note: This is not specific to Ubuntu. This is how app shortcuts are handled on basically every GNU/Linux distribution nowadays.
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