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I have been working on linux for about a year now and love it, yet there are many little things that I just don't understand like the installation of software packages when not using the software manager or synaptic manager.

I see and know how to install the IDE software via those package managers, yet its version 18. Hence I need to download and manually install the newest version (have a Uno on the way)...but I just can't figure it out.

Will someone be so kind as to help me or point me to a nice step-by-step guide to installation in linux? (it took me a week to figure out how to install Xampp  :-/ ).

Alternatively I can (will be dual-booting with XP Pro) just install it the .exe way in XP.

Thanks so much.  :-[

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Here is the instruction I use for Ubuntu.  I don't know anything about LinuxMint, but they may be similar.

Code:
Downloaded version 0022 from:
   http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
   // it downloaded to my /home/mark/Downloads directory

// open terminal from ubuntu menu
Applications->Accessories->Terminal

// go to downloads directory
cd ~/Downloads

// untar the downloaded file
tar -vxzf arduino-0022.tgz

// change directory to replace librxtxSerial library    
cd arduino-0022/lib
 
// backup original lib
mv librxtxSerial.so librxtxSerial.so.orig

//find librxtxSerial library that works for this system
find / -ls 2>&1 | grep -i librxtxSerial

if librxtSerial library is not found somewhere in a /usr/lib subdirectory
   //  this will require root  password
  sudo apt-get install arduino
  // rerun the find command

else

// found it in /usr/lib/jni
// copy it to arduino-0022/lib directory
cp /usr/lib/jni/librxtxSerial.so .

// go up one directory
cd ..                            

// exec arduino software
./arduino
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Thanks MrTaylor!!! That worked a treat!  smiley-grin
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Your welcome, I am glad it works.
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