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16 Oct, 2014 10:40 AM

Hi Morgan,
over the years I switched from DOS all through the stages to Win7 until I turned to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Now I'm busy trying to get my AVM Fritz!CardPCI working. Presently I want a substitute to the good old Biet-O-Matic and stumbled upon JBidwatcher-2.5.6.jar. Having downloaded the file I wanted to start it with a left double-click and my system replied "The file '/home/bduser/Downloads/JBidwatcher-2.5.6.jar' is not marked as executable. If this was downloaded or copied from an untrusted source, it may be dangerous to run. For more details, read about the executable bit." The link referring to "executable bit" lectured on dangers related to executable code from untrusty sources but gave no clue how to proceed anyway.
That's when I want you to jump in and guide a Linux-Newbie.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by cyberfox on 17 Oct, 2014 07:18 PM

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    Take a look at my Quick Start guide for some ideas on how to get a Java Runtime for your system that will be able to run JBidwatcher.

    If that didn't link correctly, you can go to http://www.jbidwatcher.com and look for the Help menu item, and the 'Quick Start' submenu.

    It's a little bit more difficult on Linux than other systems, for historical reasons. Linux is less consistent about downloaded software than Mac OS X or Windows, unfortunately, so certain things are not as clear, and I've also typically provided a little less handholding and automatic installation for Linux users, because they typically haven't needed it. As Linux becomes more popular a general-purpose desktop, that'll have to change of course.

    There's also a forum post linked from the quick start guide which has some discussion of getting it running on Ubuntu. All told, though, you should be able to download a modern Java Runtime and get it working.

    Best of luck with your auctions!

    -- Morgan

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