Of course, I have purchased this software some 7 times, but, I guess, because my system does not yet show an installed registered version, codeweavers doesn't see me. Does that sound right?
Anyhow, I recently did a re-install of Ubuntu 14.04. Now, I'm trying to re-install Crossover. I download the package described as for Ubuntu 12.04 and later. Try to install using Ubuntu's software manager (or whatever it's called).
Click install, after a bit, the authentication screen comes up, I type in my password, click authenticate.
The install appears to proceed. When the orange bar completes its rightward travel, the word install re-appears. In should say something like uninstall or remove or whatever.
In any event, if I search for Crossover in the dash, it is not there. Generally, that search produces the Crossover icon that I can click to start the application.
So, I need advice. What am I doing wrong.
Any advice greatly appreciated.
JCalloway (PS: I did run the bid of code for i386 and apt-update as suggested before proceeding with the installation)
Posted 2015-02-21 06:20
· edited by John Calloway on 2015-02-21 06:21
The .deb package for CrossOver won't show as installed in the Ubuntu Software Center even if it is*. I don't know the reason for this. It happened with some deb files I created myself too. That's not a problem. When querying from the command line it will show up
There appears to be an issues with the new LTS Hardware Enablement Stack in Ubuntu 14.04.2
I updated from 14.04.1 to 14.04.2 then ran the command to update the stack bringing in the new kernel. This killed crossover due to conflicting dpendancies and all of the required i386 packages used by crossover were marked from removal.
Installing 14.04.2 from scratch automatically uses the new stack, so fresh installs will have this problem.
I don't know how to fix this, but if you can install Ubuntu from the 14.04.1 media and then update to 14.04.2 without installing the new stack and you should be fine.
Posted 2015-02-24 14:57
· edited by Craig Dean on 2015-02-24 14:59
It sounds like the existing CrossOver .deb package won't work for this situation where you install a newer kernel / X stack over an existing LTS install. I'm not certain, but maybe it is possible to get our .bin installer working in this situation - it is also available for download via www.codeweavers.com.
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