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    Question JDownloader

    So I installed JDownloader(http://jdownloader.org/) this morning to help download from rapidshare easily. After installing the program started up on it's own and seemed to run perfectly. Now the issue is that after I closed it I can figure out how to launch it again. I couldnt find a help file or anything and the website didnt really have much help for linux either. So if anyone know about this program can you please tell me how to launch it again? Either the console command or how to create a shortcut.

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    Re: JDownloader

    Try this:

    Code:
    cd ~/.jd
    java -jar JDownloader.jar

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    Re: JDownloader

    Wow that worked. Thanks a lot.

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    Re: JDownloader

    You can also add a launcher on Applications menu, if you already dont have it!

    Make a menu item for JDownloader:
    sudo nano /usr/share/applications/JDownloader.desktop

    Then paste the following

    [Desktop Entry]
    Encoding=UTF-8
    Name=JDownloader
    Comment=Download Manager
    Exec=java -jar /opt/JDownloader/JDownloader.jar
    Icon=/opt/JDownloader/JDownloader.png
    Terminal=false
    Type=Application
    Categories=GNOME;Network;
    StartupNotify=True

    save the file using ctrl+o
    You now have it in your Application > Internet

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    Re: JDownloader

    Could also add a launcher to the Desktop, panel, or by Edit Menu (via right-clicking the Main Menu icon). Use java -jar /opt/JDownloader/JDownloader.jar
    for the command, and manually browse to the icon.

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    Re: JDownloader

    Quote Originally Posted by Find View Post
    You can also add a launcher on Applications menu, if you already dont have it!

    Make a menu item for JDownloader:
    sudo nano /usr/share/applications/JDownloader.desktop

    Then paste the following

    [Desktop Entry]
    Encoding=UTF-8
    Name=JDownloader
    Comment=Download Manager
    Exec=java -jar /opt/JDownloader/JDownloader.jar
    Icon=/opt/JDownloader/JDownloader.png
    Terminal=false
    Type=Application
    Categories=GNOME;Network;
    StartupNotify=True

    save the file using ctrl+o
    You now have it in your Application > Internet
    Done it. But it shows the running icon and then nothing
    It had run on the first time on installation.

    No what shall i do ?

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    Re: JDownloader

    hey guys, i need your help!

    i tried to install jdownloader 2 ways.

    1.) downloaded the zip file, extraxted it and entered this in the terminal:
    java -jar JDownloader.jar
    this did not start the installation/startup process (and yes, i am in the right folder).

    2.) i tried the alternative method mentioned on the jdownloader homepage using the jd.sh file.
    i typed "sh jd.sh" in the terminal after downloading the file which then started the installation/startup process just fine and i can start the program every time by entering "sh jd.sh".
    just fyi: typing "start jd.sh" (mentioned on the jdownloader site) does not work for me either, the terminal gives me this error: "start: Unknown job: jd.sh".
    i got the command "sh jd.sh" off another forum.

    ok, so far so good. here's my real problem:

    i just wish i could a make a shortcut to the desktop now.
    i read this should do the trick, but it doesn't for me:
    right click on desktop, "create launcher...", enter the following under command:
    "java -jar /home/*my_username*/.jd/JDownloader.jar"

    openig the jd.sh file told me the location of the installation, which -as you can see above- is in the hidden folder ".jd"
    still, hitting the icon on the desktop won't open jdownloader.

    please help!
    what's going on here? method 1 doesn't work, "start jd.sh" doesn't work, and the shortcut won't start the prog!

    thanx in advance,
    vercetti.
    Last edited by t-vercetti; August 22nd, 2009 at 11:44 PM.

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    Re: JDownloader

    Here's the command from my launcher:
    Code:
    java -Xmx512m -jar  /opt/JDownloader/JDownloader.jar jiaz jd-team
    Of course, you have to change the /opt/JDownloader/JDownloader.jar part to wherever your JDownloader.jar is.

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    Re: JDownloader

    hey michy99!

    this really worked! incredible! i can't believe it, hehe!

    i read that the 512 in the command stand for the 512mb that are used for jdownloader. does this mean that jdownloader will use 512mb always, or is the just the maximum entry and it will in fact use less most of the time?

    and how did you get to this command line?
    thx,
    vercetti.

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    Re: JDownloader

    i've tried all of these suggestions and none of them worked... i installed JDownloader both ways (through the zipped file and then again using jd.sh, also having to use sh jd.sh)... the program comes up fine the first time, and i can get it all configured and working, but when i go to start it up again, nothing works... i'm using ubuntu 9.04

    if anyone has any other suggestions, i'd appreciate it a lot... just remember that i'm a complete newbie to linux and ubuntu altho not afraid to use the terminal

    thanks!

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