Trouble getting SunVox to run on Linux / Elementary OS

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Trouble getting SunVox to run on Linux / Elementary OS

Post by loneist » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:14 pm

Hi!

Long time Sunvox user here who recently installed Linux (Ubuntu / Elementary OS) on an old PC... however, I can't for the life of me get Sunvox to work on this new OS, nice as it is. I tried each of the Linux distros, but am either too vanilla to know what to do with them, or am doing something wrong. It describes them as "executable", but they won't load. Permissions allow execution too, so I'm completely stuck. Any help would be much appreciated!

Thank you for making such a great program!

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Re: Trouble getting SunVox to run on Linux / Elementary OS

Post by NightRadio » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:54 pm

Hi!
GUI file managers are stupidly silent in Linux :(
In such cases, run the application from Terminal, and you will see some error messages.
"libsdl2 not found" - this is the most likely message :) So you need to install this library.
In APT-based systems you can enter something like:

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sudo apt-cache search libsdl2
sudo apt-get install libsdl2-2.0-0

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Re: Trouble getting SunVox to run on Linux / Elementary OS

Post by loneist » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:27 pm

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. Looks like I have have libsdl2 on my system.

I ran:

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sudo apt-cache search libsdl2
And got:

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libsdl2-2.0-0 - Simple DirectMedia Layer
libsdl2-dev - Simple DirectMedia Layer development files
libsdl2-doc - Reference manual for libsdl2
libsdl2-gfx-1.0-0 - drawing and graphical effects extension for SDL2
libsdl2-gfx-dev - development files for SDL2_gfx
libsdl2-gfx-doc - documentation files for SDL2_gfx
libsdl2-image-2.0-0 - Image loading library for Simple DirectMedia Layer 2, libraries
libsdl2-image-dev - Image loading library for Simple DirectMedia Layer 2, development files
libsdl2-mixer-2.0-0 - Mixer library for Simple DirectMedia Layer 2, libraries
libsdl2-mixer-dev - Mixer library for Simple DirectMedia Layer 2, development files
libsdl2-net-2.0-0 - Network library for Simple DirectMedia Layer 2, libraries
libsdl2-net-dev - Network library for Simple DirectMedia Layer 2, development files
libsdl2-ttf-2.0-0 - TrueType Font library for Simple DirectMedia Layer 2, libraries
libsdl2-ttf-dev - TrueType Font library for Simple DirectMedia Layer 2, development files
Is there anything particular I need to do to make sure they're active, or in the correct place?

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Re: Trouble getting SunVox to run on Linux / Elementary OS

Post by NightRadio » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:50 pm

sudo apt-cache search libsdl2 - this will provide the list of packages available for installation. Not necessarily installed.
So please enter the second comand: sudo apt-get install libsdl2-2.0-0

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Re: Trouble getting SunVox to run on Linux / Elementary OS

Post by loneist » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:17 am

Thank you, truly.

So upon running the second command, it runs through its process, and displays:

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libsdl2-2.0-0 is already the newest version (2.0.8+dfsg1-1ubuntu1.18.04.1).
0 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 0 to remove and 88 not to upgrade.
I then went back and tried to launch Sunvox (I tried several of the Linux packages) but still none worked. At best I received the message "not a dynamic executable" when using

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ldd ./sunvox
While using the simple command

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./sunvox
it only displays the message

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bash: ./sunvox: No such file or directory
I'm very new to Linux, so I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.

For now at least, I have Sunvox on my Mac, my iOS devices, and my Android device, so I'm covered! I just really wanted to make this laptop a pure Sunvox environment. 8)

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Re: Trouble getting SunVox to run on Linux / Elementary OS

Post by NightRadio » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:25 pm

bash: ./sunvox: No such file or directory
What version are you trying to open?
For Linux 32-bit: /linux_x86/sunvox
For Linux 64-bit: /linux_x86_64/sunvox

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