Help with Linux on chromebook

dannyedwards

Standard Member
Hi all,
Firstly just wanted to say I am a complete newbie on a computer, never owned one, and barely know the basics so excuse my probably stupid questions.
I recently got a chromebook for my son to do his homework on.
I thought this would be a chance for me to download REW room correction software and use it to help calibrate my surround sound.
Firstly I realised ideally it needed a windows operating system but was available via Linux, (I have no idea what this is or means 😬)
Then realised Linux was available on my chromebook.
So downloaded the Linux software for REW.
I then turned on Linux on my chromebook. This opened what I believe is a terminal. To me it is just another window opened with some text of my name.
I read I had to save my REW software in Linux files, so managed to do this.
Now this is as far as I am capable….
Now if I open this terminal, and try open my REW software I just get a huge page of jargon open up.
Can someone please help me?? 😬😬
 

next010

Distinguished Member
Hi all,

Now if I open this terminal, and try open my REW software I just get a huge page of jargon open up.
Can someone please help me?? 😬😬

What your looking at is the install script. You have to mark the script as executable then run it.

In terminal type
chmod +x REW_linux_5_20_4.sh
(press enter to execute command, linux is also case sensitive so you must match file name exactly)

Next to run the script type
bash REW_linux_5_20_4.sh
(if above fails try sh REW_linux_5_20_4.sh or ./REW_linux_5_20_4.sh)

That should start the installer for the software.
 

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