ubuntu version "3.6.2 stable" continues to be labeled "3.6.2 unstable" when installed

• Mar 25, 2022 - 04:18
Reported version
S3 - Major

I tried downloading the file marked "stable" but it continued to be labeled "unstable" when booted up, so I deleted it and downloaded again, ending with the same result but even less stable, crashing multiple times when I tried to save a file.


Are you referring to some sort of third party build, like one provided on a Ubuntu repository somewhere? Those aren't really supported and often have issues. Best to download and install the official AppImage from this site. (or download but don't install, if you prefer running from the command line).

Thanks for that info. I did try to download that file but got the error message that it couldn't be opened. I'm a relatively new ubuntu user and have had limited success using the terminal as it often asks for a password without giving me a field it can be typed into.

If you're having trouble with the AppImage, best to ask for help on the Support forum, and be sure to say at which step of the instructions something goes wrong, and what the exact error message is. Someone should be able to help from there.

Turns out all I needed to do was check off "allow executing file as program" in permissions, a tip that came up on a search. Thanks again, gentlemen!

I assume by "check off" you mean the same as simply "check" - meaning, you turned it on. And yes, when not using the command line, that's how you'd do it. But as I mentioned before you're really better off following the instructions in the Handbook, which show how to install it correctly so you get a full program icon, file associations etc.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

I appreciate you trying to get me up and functional, but I'm not making sense out of the installation instructions in the handbook. When I try to type what they give into the terminal I get "invalid option" or "no such file or directory". The handbook shows that squiggle that goes over the n in spanish, but I haven't figured out how to get that special character since I had a mac, and I don't know if they are literally asking for it or if the squiggle signifies some action.

The tilde key is normally to the left of the number keys, but every keyboard is different. Definitely, if you use Linux, that's a very commonly used symbol - it means your home directory - so best to learn how to find that key on your keyboard. If you have further trouble, please ask for help on the Support forum, and say at exactly which step of the instructions you are encountering a problem, and the exact text of the error message you see why you type exactly what the Handbook says to type.

That's embarrassing that I couldn't see where the tithe key is! But even using it I still get "no such file or directory."