Installation for Ubuntu

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Installation for Ubuntu

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Hi. I'm currently running StarTools8 (v1.8.525) on Ubuntu 20.04 and am having difficulty getting it to run from a Desktop icon. The command string is as follows: "cd /home/<username>/StarTools/ && ./StarTools-Linux64-GPU". This runs fine from the command line but when I attempt to run from within a Desktop icon it throws a fairly generic error: "There was an error launching the application".

Anyone have any experience with this sort of thing? Incidentally, I've had very little luck running StarTools from a more conventional location like /usr/local/bin so that's why the app resides in my user directory.
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Re: Installation for Ubuntu

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Hi,

Perhap try something to this effect;

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bash -c "cd /home/<username>/StarTools/ && ./StarTools-Linux64-GPU"
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Re: Installation for Ubuntu

Post by groundball_with_eyes »

Ivo:

I was perusing the forum and realized that you had replied to a question I'd posted back in March. Shortly after posting that, I had to put AP aside for awhile and totally forgot about it. Sorry for not responding sooner. Many thanks for that tip. It worked a treat!
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