1. Download Firestorm Linux
2. Un-archive the package folder to your Home Directory. Make sure it is just the folder not all the contents. That would be a bit messy. Rename the folder to firestorm or a name of your choice. Placing the Firestorm folder in your Home Directory will make the next steps easier.
3. Now for the fun part, Fasten your seatbelt. Now we will install the missing 32 Bit libraries.
4. Install these library packages first by opening the *Terminal window using Ctrl+Alt+T. You can Copy and Paste (C/P) the below line or type it, whichever is easier for you.
sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386 libpangox-1.0-0:i386 libpangoxft-1.0-0:i386 libidn11:i386
5. Next we are going to add some small applications which contain extra 32 Bit libraries.
Type or C/P the following line in the terminal window.
sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio:i386 gstreamer0.10-plugins-base:i386 gstreamer0.10-plugins-good:i386 gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg:i386
These are mainly audio/sound applications, but we just need the libraries that are included. You can also combine the last two step in this fashion, but I strongly would not recommend this method.
sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386 libpangox-1.0-0:i386 libpangoxft-1.0-0:i386 libidn11:i386 gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio:i386 gstreamer0.10-plugins-base:i386 gstreamer0.10-plugins-good:i386 gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg:i386
6. After this is all complete reboot the system via terminal, sudo reboot or via the normal method.
7. After the system is running and settled open your terminal and type cd firestorm or the name you gave the folder.
8. Now type ./firestorm and sit back and watch the flow of text in the terminal window.
Firestorm Viewer should be up and running at this point. If it is taking too much time to go through its paces or unresponsive, look at the terminal and see if the flow of text is repeating lines in reference to QPainter. If so follow steps 9-10 if not and the Viewer is running fine for you then skip the next steps and you should be on your way.
9. If the Viewer seems to be unresponsive or slow,stop the operation by shutting down Firestorm or close the terminal. You may also have to reboot the system if the terminal and the viewer are unresponsive.
10. Reopen the terminal if you had shut it down or rebooted the system in the previous step. Once in the terminal C/P or type this line. You can also install via **Synaptic or Ubuntu Software Center. After searching for qpainter it will be shown as libqtexengine1 .
sudo apt-get install libqtexengine1 then enter.
11. Once this application is installed, reboot via the terminal or the usual method.
12. After your computer has rebooted and settled, reopen the terminal and go to the firestorm directory and type ./firestorm Firestorm should now be running smooth.
I would suggest that you also install a small little terminal package called Guake. Once installed and running you can access the terminal, now a drop down by pressing F12. This is a great method to accessing the terminal without the fuss of pressing three keys. Also Guake will also move out of the way if you set it up to do so. It will also retain where you left off so you do not have to keep retyping your commands. Guake can be installed by two methods. One being the Ubuntu Software Center and the other is via Synaptic. I have not tried via the terminal using sudo apt-get install guake. The latter may work.
I would strongly suggest that you install this application above all applications. Open the terminal via F12 if you installed Guake or Ctrl+Alt+T and run this line
sudo apt-get install synaptic
No reboot is needed for either the Guake terminal or Synaptic.