Buddy Comms - Linux
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Buddy Comms runs great on Linux and requires just a little configuration. Follow these steps to get up and running quickly.
Your browser may warn you that the file is potentially dangerous. The reason is due to Buddy Comms being
unrecognized because it is so new. It may also warn you that the publisher is unknown.
This is due to the installer not being digitally signed. In either case, it is safe to download and run the installer.
*this image is from Google Chrome, your browser might present a different warning
The installer does not come bundled with the necessary Java files due to the vast array of Linux distributions and possible
incompatibilities. You need to make sure Java 7 or greater is installed on your system.
Oracle JDK is recommended over OpenJDK due to playback and performance issues.
While the installer is downloading, make sure your output and input devices are properly configured.
They probably already are but it does not hurt to take a quick look.
You can typically view and select your audio devices by opening System Settings and clicking Sound.
Buddy Comms uses your default output and input devices to play and record audio.
*this image is from Mint, your flavor of Linux might present a different dialog
Once the installer has finished downloading, it needs to be marked as executable. Typically, this is done
from the user interface by right clicking the file, going to the Permissions tab and selecting Allow executing file as program.
*this image is from Ubuntu, your flavor of Linux might present a different dialog
It can also be done from the terminal with the command 'chmod +x Buddy_Comms_Linux_Installer.sh'.
Launch the installer (Buddy_Comms_Linux_Installer.sh). Look in your downloads folder if you cannot find it.
Launching the installer is easily done from the terminal with the command './Buddy_Comms_Linux_Installer.sh'.
Proceed through the installer. The default options should be fine. There is no crapware bundled with the installer.
Launch Buddy Comms (there should be an icon on your desktop). Proceed through a quick introduction. Allow Buddy Comms to help configure your audio settings.
If you have any questions or want a deeper understanding of what Buddy Comms has to offer,
take a look at the online software manual.