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    How to install a .bin from the desktop

    Not new to linux but the desktop is. How do you install a .bin from the desktop. Just got a new dell with 8.1 Intrepid and I'm clueless. Always done it in the terrminal. A little help please.


    Thanks

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    Re: How to install a .bin from the desktop

    1. Right-click file, select "Properties"
    2. Select the "Permissions" tab
    3. Check the "Allow executing file as program" box, then Close.
    4. Double-click file
    5. Select "Run in Terminal" if it's a CLI .bin installer
      or Select "Run" if it's a GUI .bin installer


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    Iain

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    Re: How to install a .bin from the desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by cranecreek View Post
    Not new to linux but the desktop is. How do you install a .bin from the desktop. Just got a new dell with 8.1 Intrepid and I'm clueless. Always done it in the terrminal. A little help please.


    Thanks
    Or
    Code:
    chmod +x file.bin
    ./file.bin

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    Re: How to install a .bin from the desktop

    Sorry but neither of the above work. After changing to executable I get a failure note "no application is known for this type of file".

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    Re: How to install a .bin from the desktop

    I wasn't patient so I used the terminal

    Code:
    chmod a+x file.bin
    ./file.bin
    Thanks for the destop answer will try that next time.

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