musescore beta 2.0 under linux start next to 1.3 howto

• Dec 30, 2014 - 11:36

I just succeeded to install mscore 2.0 Beta (mscore.64bits-2014-12-17-15-22-da01143.tar.bz2) on Ubuntu 14.04. I needed a simple script to launch it but then it loaded and it is indeed impressive compared to 1.3.
However, as it ran as part of the script I closed it down and wanted to restart it. However, I cannot find the binary to start it or do I need to start it from the script ?
This is the script:
export QT_PLUGIN_PATH=/opt/Qt/5.3/gcc_64/plugins/
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/Qt/5.3/gcc_64/lib/
cd /home/joep/Downloads/mscore/
After running this script a series of directories are created under:
but no binary is in any of these directories. Mscore 1.3 starts normally from the command-line as well as from the menu-tag Multimedia.
I hope somebody can help me out.
Thanks in advance,


As per that script it got to be in /home/joep/Downloads/mscore/mscore-2.0

But yes, as that script tweaks your environment settings for MuseScore to find the proper Qt-libraries, you'd need to start it via that script.

~/joep/Documents/MuseScoreDevelopment/ is where scores, templates, images etc. would get scored by MuseScore

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Thanks for the quick reply.
So when I set my environment permanently to the location of the libraries it will start immediately. However, will it then each time recreate the directories?? As I will populate them with scores end perhaps templates soundfonts and plugins (I assume they are not equal to those for version 1.3).

In reply to by J.L. Blom

I'm not sure 'tampering' with LD_LIBRARY_PATH permanently is a good idea as that affects about every program you may start, not just MuseScore, QT_PLUGIN_PATH probably affects MuseScore only, but maybe it also affects MuseScore 1,3. So I'd rather stick to that script.
And no, those directories in ~/joep/Documents/MuseScoreDevelopment/ will only get created (on 1st start), if they don't exists already.

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