January 23rd, 2012, 10:47 PM
Boxee 1.5 won't run on Ubuntu 11.1 fresh install
I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.1 on a Shuttle SFF machine. I then downloaded the Boxee 1.5 .deb and installed it with the software manager. It seemed to install with no errors, but when I try to run it, I click on the icon, and nothing happens.
What do I do at a shell prompt to try to run it to see if there's some error message? I did some Googling, and I wonder if this is the same problem that other people have, which is fixed by installing the libcrypto library. Can anyone comment on this?
EDIT: I tried installing libssl0.9.8 and it did not help at all.
EDIT I tried going to /opt/boxee and typing run-boxee-desktop.
the output: "command not found".
Please be gentle, as I was a Windows tech. in another life, but I'm new to Linux. On top of that, I must say that I'm just baffled by the Unity interface.
Oh, and one more thing, if I decide to switch back to the old Gnome-session-fallback interface, will Boxee still work? Will I need to adjust anything or reinstall it for it to work?
Thanks in advance. Friendly forum here.
Last edited by Brainer; January 24th, 2012 at 09:40 AM.
January 25th, 2012, 07:02 AM
Boxee 1.5 won't run on Ubuntu 11.10 fresh install
I would like to second the statement made in this thread. It was about the same time yesterday that I installed Ubuntu 11.10 (32bit) fresh to a desktop. The intent was to install Boxee after all the updates. It appears that whatever was citied about depackaging, changing the DEBIAN/config, then repackaging no longer applies so I proceeded with the install.
The installation went without error, however, when I launch Boxee, nothing happens.
I am pretty green to Linux distros.
From terminal, I ran "ps x | grep boxee" and found the following Boxee processes running:
1240 ? Ssl 0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs//gvfs-fuse-daemon /home/boxee/.gvfs
1667 pts/0 S+ 0:00 grep --color=auto boxee
Please let me know if there is anything further I can run in terminal that may give a better idea of where the disconnect is.
January 25th, 2012, 10:30 AM
Thanks for your input on the problem, Justin, however, it appears you may be experiencing
a different problem than I am. When I run that command, I get no instances of Boxee.
Perhaps you could start your own thread, as your problem, at least for now, appears to
be a little different, if we go based on the different results from the ps command.
Back to my original question: I am assuming that the error "command not found" when I type
the command from a shell prompt must mean something? If the script is there, why is it that
Linux cannot find it, is what I'm wondering.
Anyone? This seems like (perhaps) more of a basic Linux problem than a Boxee one, per se.
Originally Posted by justindwolfe
Last edited by Brainer; January 25th, 2012 at 10:37 AM.
January 25th, 2012, 04:39 PM
I beg to differ.
I tried the same terminal command as you:
and was able to yield the same results:
"run-boxee-desktop: command not found"
Maybe its a commonality in hardware or something? Outside of this thread, I cannot find another post similar to what we are experiencing.
Originally Posted by Brainer
January 25th, 2012, 05:04 PM
Boxee 1.5 won't run on Ubuntu 11.1 fresh install
I think I figured it out...
Instead of running the following command
Run it as you would a shell script
See if your output varies when you do this. I was able to see a difference and it actually told me there was a missing library.
I ran 'sudo apt-get <missing library', to acquire this (per a linux guide, googled)
Afterward, running ./run-boxee-desktop from terminal launched Boxee without issue.
Best of luck!
January 25th, 2012, 08:07 PM
Well, I tried that, actually, and got the exact same error message.
Also, since you said you found the solution IN YOUR CASE with installing a missing library, maybe you'd want to share with everyone else reading this thread what that library was.
I assume your case was similar to the many who were missing libssl0.9.8 and just had to install that?
Can anyone comment on why I continue to get "command not found"? As I said, I have the libssl installed, and still am getting "command not found", no matter which directory I'm in, or what command I type.
Last edited by Brainer; January 25th, 2012 at 09:15 PM.
January 29th, 2012, 11:46 AM
Can get boxee 0.9.2 installed
Okay, for anyone who is still reading, I got 0.92 installed (also works on Ubuntu 11.04) by doing the following:
First, I followed the instructions here:
however, I had to change the second packaging command, as an error was made in the person's HOWTO:
The second packaging command should be "dpkg-deb --control" etcetera. In the HOWTO, only one dash is listed, and that will just give you an error.
After that, I got Boxee installed, but there were still some dependency errors. I ran "apt-get install -f" (the FIX option) to resolve the dependency problems.
Now Boxee 0.9.2 runs just fine on my Ubuntu 11.1
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