Heyas, this is a special blogstory for Jackie. Oh, no, Jackie ain’t a dummy at all but much more geeky than Orca. But this is the way how Orca runs SL viewers in Ubuntu derivatives. Without installing them! The same way I do it with Singularity or any other Linux enabled SL viewer too.
The good thing is, you don’t need to install shit in Linux in order to to run and use it. This was told to me already when I was a total n00b in Linux. Not that I’m much more advanced now, just on a better suited distro these days. 😉
We do this in less than 2 or 3 minutes! Okay, let’s get in medias res:
Here we see a relatively fresh install of Linux Mint Debian Edition (grandfather and offspring of Ubuntu) which follows the same rules as all other Ubuntu derivatives. As you can see there is a Singu folder already present on the screen. But we wanna have FS now …
… so we open our trusted browser, just browse to FS’s download page, and grab the latest Linux version.
Depending on your connection speed, sometime in between 10 secs and 10 hours later you should find a packed Firestorm file in your download folder.
With a single klick we Unpack, “Entpacken” the shit out of it. 🙂
This goes so fast, I could hardly do a snapshot before it was done.
Et voila, one unpacked program files folder. Ready for installation ….
… about which we have no fukn clue how to do it. So we just move the FS folder onto the screen next to its Singu brother.
Then we open the FS folder and click on the file that’s simply named Firestorm.
Up pops a box which will ask what you wanna do now. You just click on Execute, “Ausführen” on Orca’s stupid German screen.
See the magic happen …
… and after jumping thru some more hoops, like typing in your name and password …
… you’ve successfully managed to log in world. \o/ HOO! \o/
Jackie, please don’t be too disappointed with this housewife-ish attempt of wrestling with the intricacies of Linux. Hey, it worx. And I don’t care much about how I would procede to install my SL viewer all proper like in the Debian/Ubuntu world.
As I’ve already mentioned countless times in this blog, in ArchLinux derivatives we have something called the AUR, Arch User Repository, a repo in which you can upload all sorts of software … if you’re geek enough to do so. Obviously in Singularity and Firestorm communities are some very highly geeky peeps who put those (and some other) SL viewers into the AUR. And that is for a simple girl like me already the climax of comfort.
You open the Terminal … yes, I know, that’s nothing for smartphone or tablet users but read on, please. As I said you open the Terminal and type in one simple Command line:
… or, if you’re a fancy Orca and always wanna have the latest shit:
… and then you just let the magic happen. From now on there’s not much more to do for you than just hitting the Enter key, while your Linux finds the right file on the internet, downloads and properly installs your viewer for you.
Aber ACHTUNG BABY! you might run into trubbels, as I just experienced for myself coupla days ago. And I needed the expert help of my guruine to get Singu installed. But now everything is A-Okay and superduper!