View Full Version : [ubuntu] How do you install avant-window-navigator

February 20th, 2009, 11:05 AM
How to install this file avant-window-navigator_0.2.6.orig.tar.gz Please help

February 20th, 2009, 11:16 AM
The easiest way to install awn is to use the ubuntu repos or a 3rd party one like this one (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=762363) to install.
But if you need to install from source then you can follow this (http://wiki.awn-project.org/InstallingFromSource)

February 20th, 2009, 11:21 AM
Do you have internet connection on the computer? In that case you should forget about downloading program packages from the net and installing them by hand. Just use Ubuntu's package management tools and everything will be done automatically.

Actually you should be able to install AWN simply by clicking this link:
or run this in a terminal:

sudo apt-get install avant-window-navigator
..or find the package with Synaptic Package manager and use that to install it.

For tar.gz packages, they usually contain source code for the program, and should include instructions how to compile the code into a functional program and install it.

February 20th, 2009, 11:45 AM

February 20th, 2009, 12:48 PM
Hey I installed the navigator like that but when I start the navigator, nothing is seen on the monitor but 'System Monitor' shows that the process 'avant navigator' is idle. What should I do?