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  1. #1
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    How to load a downloaded program

    I am trying to load SJPhone and as it is not in the software centre I had to download it but have no idea how to load it as when I tried to open the small diamond shaped file that normally starts things nothing happens.

    I know I am probably doing something wrong but not enough knowledge to know better i'm afraid

    Thanks for any help offered.

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    Re: How to load a downloaded program

    If this a Windows app you won't be able to run it unless you use Wine. Search for Wine, if needed, in the Ubuntu Software Center.

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    Re: How to load a downloaded program

    I downloaded the linux version and it has a file that will start up the program through terminal but it seems to be missing a lot of the set up that would come with the full load.
    So still not sure why nothing is happening.

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    Re: How to load a downloaded program

    The download is a tar.gz file - like a zip file. You need to unpack the archive. On xubuntu I would right-click the file and choose extract here. This creates a folder with the contents in it. In there is an executable file called sjphone. Run that. It may be best to open a commantd-line terminal and run it by command from there, so you can see any error messages it prints.

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    Re: How to load a downloaded program

    If you are certain this application is safe and from a reputable and secure sight you may simply need to set the binary file as executable.
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 12.04-64bit --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo

  6. #6
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    Re: How to load a downloaded program

    Here is a youtube tutorial on how to install SJPhone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIGRLW-au-A

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