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    How can I install Eldy on Ubuntu 12.04?

    I have a question for you. I found this software Eldy and it says it works on Linux. However, I am unsure how to install it on Ubuntu. This page (from the Eldy folks) appears to say how to install it, but I'm confused. It requires you to download a DEB file, but it explains some terminal commands needed. Also, here it says a newer version is available. How exactly should I install Eldy and where should I download it from?

    I really appreciate all your help. Have a good day!
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    Re: How can I install Eldy on Ubuntu 12.04?

    download this.
    extract it (often your file manager has an option "extract here" when you right-click the file).
    change into the "eldy" folder.
    open terminal here.
    type: java -jar ./eldy.jar
    -that should be enough!
    please write again if this does not give the desired results.
    please stick to the facts and be kind.
    what else can you do when you don't know each other.
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    Re: How can I install Eldy on Ubuntu 12.04?

    I down loaded and extracted the recent tar.gz. I then and double clicked on the the eldy.sh inside the folder and selected run and the program started. If i were to use this program I would have to create a launcher which is possible otherwise starting from the eldy.sh would be required each time.
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    Re: How can I install Eldy on Ubuntu 12.04?

    The surf the web function, tutorial and TV function are unavailable in my location . Chat seems to work in the U.S. though.
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    Re: How can I install Eldy on Ubuntu 12.04?

    only after posting i realised what eldy actually does and thought, maybe our instructions weren't helpful to the typical user of eldy.
    also the link i gave in post #2 is not the newest version.
    so i'm rewriting our instructions:

    download this.
    open your file manager to where the file is now.
    extract it - often your file manager has an option "extract here" when you right-click the file. another way is just doubleclicking the file and use the archiver.
    you now have the archive and a folder called "eldy23". is the folder in a place where you are happy to leave it? now is the last chance to move the whole folder to a different location, but that's optional.
    change into the "eldy23" folder.
    find the eldy.sh file and double-click it. - eldy should start normally now.
    make a mental note where the eldy.sh file is and then close the file manager.
    right-click your desktop -> create new launcher.
    there's an entry field that says "executable" or sth like that, with a button on the right. click that button, navigate to the folder with the eldy.sh file and double-click eldy.sh.
    save the launcher.
    -that should be enough, you should now have an eldy launcher on your desktop.
    optionally, you can delete the archive you downloaded.

    please write again if this does not give the desired results.

    ps: i know nothing about the functionality of the program itself.

    also, you might want to contact greybyrd:
    http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=18927
    Last edited by ohnonot; May 26th, 2013 at 05:18 PM.
    please stick to the facts and be kind.
    what else can you do when you don't know each other.
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