View Full Version : [xubuntu] "Failed To Execute Child Process" Install problems HARDY

May 15th, 2008, 08:20 AM

I have a serious problem. I'm on hardy xubuntu 64. I am trying to install nuke, shake, Maya, pixel, and light zone but I get this message when i click the executables.::

Failed to open "Nuke5.0v1-5748-linux-x86-release-32-installer".
Failed to execute child process "/home/spburns/Desktop/Nuke5.0v1-5748-linux-x86-release-32-installer" (No such file or directory).

The message is the same for the other apps but the names of the aps change obviously.

I am at a loss and very upset because I need these apps up and running asap.

Any help would be hot.

Xiong Chiamiov
May 15th, 2008, 08:27 AM
How are you running the installers, through the GUI or the terminal? Do they have permission to execute (properties -> permissions)?

May 15th, 2008, 08:29 AM
Through the GUI.

This has never been a problem and I suspect a bad update is to blame.

May 15th, 2008, 08:31 AM
The 'executables' often need to be made executable. Try this from the terminal: Applications>>Accessories>>Terminal
cd Nuke5.0v1-5748-linux-x86-release-32Or whatever the exact name of that folder is. This assumes the folder is in your /home directory, and not on your Desktop. Next:
chmod a+x installer.shor whatever is the exact name of the "installer" program inside the folder. Finally:

May 15th, 2008, 09:05 PM
This is not working. I am at a loss. I cannot drag the installer to my home folder.

How do I log in as root? Would that help?

May 15th, 2008, 10:35 PM
As i extract the file it makes a folder icon that immediately turns into a square install icon with a wrench and sprocket picture on it.

May 16th, 2008, 12:16 AM
Thsi is kind of important. Bump.

May 16th, 2008, 12:21 AM
Looks like a game? If it didn't cost $80.00 to join I would download it and try to run it on my installation.

May 16th, 2008, 12:22 AM
????? lol. Everything okay over there man?

May 16th, 2008, 12:26 AM
Well...I went to try to get the program and give it a try to see what the problem was, but membership was required. It looked like the membership was $80.00. If I'm wrong let me know and I'll fetch the prog. to see if I can run it.

May 16th, 2008, 12:27 AM


May 16th, 2008, 01:00 AM
K. downloaded the tar and extracted it on my desktop. Opened a terminal:

cd Desktop
sudo ./Nuke(hit the tab key to auto complete the file name.)
Installer ran and installed the program. Looks like a really cool app, unfortunately requires a product code which must be purchased or obtained by means not readily apparent to me.

May 16th, 2008, 01:08 AM
I got this when I ran the terminal:

spburns@spburns-desktop:~/Desktop$ sudo ./Nuke5.0v1-5748-linux-x86-release-32-installer
sudo: unable to execute ./Nuke5.0v1-5748-linux-x86-release-32-installer: No such file or directory

Thank you for your help. I hope I can get this sorted out and get this running.

May 16th, 2008, 01:17 AM
Is that installer file on your desktop?

May 16th, 2008, 01:18 AM
Yes it is.

May 16th, 2008, 01:25 AM
ok. From the link you provided. I did not take the tar package shown. Instead, filled out the registration and returned with login information, then saved the tarball to my Desktop. Right clicked on package and selected 'extract here.' Then opened the terminal and cd'd into the Desktop, the launched the app with sudo ./Nuke.....

May 16th, 2008, 01:30 AM
I redownloaded it, extracted right to the desktop, cd Desktop, sudo ./Nuke etc, and still no. This is a messed up monster.

And Nuke is an amazing piece of visual effects software.

spburns@spburns-desktop:~$ cd Desktop
spburns@spburns-desktop:~/Desktop$ sudo ./Nuke5.0v1-5748-linux-x86-release-32-installer
sudo: unable to execute ./Nuke5.0v1-5748-linux-x86-release-32-installer: No such file or directory

May 16th, 2008, 01:45 AM
I can't imagine why bash says the file doesn't exist. Does this user account have admin privileges under System>>Administration>>Users & Groups>>click user name>>User Privileges. Or run:
groups spburnsand look for 'admin.'

May 16th, 2008, 01:47 AM
spburns@spburns-desktop:~$ groups spburns
spburns adm dialout cdrom floppy audio dip video plugdev fuse lpadmin admin

May 16th, 2008, 01:59 AM
try this:
cd Desktop
sudo -s

May 16th, 2008, 02:04 AM
spburns@spburns-desktop:~$ cd Desktop
spburns@spburns-desktop:~/Desktop$ sudo -s
root@spburns-desktop:~/Desktop# ./Nuke5.0v1-5748-linux-x86-release-32-installer
bash: ./Nuke5.0v1-5748-linux-x86-release-32-installer: No such file or directory

May 16th, 2008, 02:07 AM
cd Desktop
ls -l

May 16th, 2008, 02:10 AM
spburns@spburns-desktop:~$ cd Desktop
spburns@spburns-desktop:~/Desktop$ ls -l
total 162636
-rw-r--r-- 1 spburns spburns 61381 2008-05-15 19:53 Lumiere_FeedingTheBaby_2.jpg
-rwxr-xr-x 1 spburns spburns 84196087 2008-02-21 06:32 Nuke5.0v1-5748-linux-x86-release-32-installer
-rw-r--r-- 1 spburns spburns 82069683 2008-05-15 14:41 Nuke5.0v1-linux-x86-release-32.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 spburns spburns 25447 2008-05-15 19:57 tux_baby.png

May 16th, 2008, 02:24 AM
Whatever this is..it is on my laptop. And that's an older install.

May 16th, 2008, 04:33 AM
where is the ubuntu irc sign up page?

May 18th, 2008, 09:47 PM
I'll be on later tonight!

June 14th, 2008, 07:40 PM
Sean, did you ever get this to work? I'm having the same issue as you.

June 14th, 2008, 10:39 PM
This is going to sound odd but all I did was change my mouse and the problem went away. I ma not lying. I had an MS laser mouse and swapping it out for a logitech solved the issue.

I will be shocked if this is the same issue with your computer.