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Install Looking glass in Ubuntu

There are 3 LG3D repositories. The stable repository has the latest stable releases (0.8.1, 1.0 etc.). The testing repository has the pre-release builds (alpha, beta etc.) for the latest version and the unstable repsoitory has the nightly builds.

Edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file

sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list

and add the following line which is suitable for you save the file and exit.

# LG3D repsoitories

For stable

deb http://javadesktop.org/lg3d/debian stable contrib

For testing

# deb http://javadesktop.org/lg3d/debian testing contrib

For Unstable

# deb http://javadesktop.org/lg3d/debian unstable contrib

Suggested one is stable one

Now you need to update the repositories using the following command

sudo apt-get update

Install looking glass using the following command

sudo apt-get install lg3d-core

This will install all the required packages for looking glass desktop environment.

If you want to access the Looking glass Desktop environment logout from the existing session and now you are on ubuntu
login screen in this you need to select options—> selectsession

You should see the following screen here you have to select looking glass and click on change session


Now it will disply the following screen in this you want to change to looking glass just for this session or if you want to make looking glass your default desktop environment.

Now it will load the looking glass desktop and looks like the following screen

One more nice screenshots of Ubuntu Looking Glass Desktop

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 Posted by at 9:02 am
  • Kessioc

    When I select Looking Glass at startup I first see the Java welcome then my monitor goes black and I have to restart. Any ideas??

  • Hugo

    The apt-get update stop in http://javadesktop.org/

    Err http://javadesktop.org stable Release.gpg
    Não foi possível conectar em javadesktop.org:80 (207.44.182.26), conexão expirou
    Err http://javadesktop.org stable/contrib Translation-pt_BR
    Não foi possível conectar em javadesktop.org:80 (207.44.182.26), conexão expirou
    Baixados 32B em 4m1s (0B/s)
    Falha ao baixar http://javadesktop.org/lg3d/debian/dists/stable/Release.gpg Não foi possível conectar em javadesktop.org:80 (207.44.182.26), conexão expirou
    Falha ao baixar http://javadesktop.org/lg3d/debian/dists/stable/contrib/i18n/Translation-pt_BR.bz2 Não foi possível conectar em javadesktop.org:80 (207.44.182.26), conexão expirou.

    Any ideas too?? It not work!

  • http://tux.firefox.googlepages.com/home Sureinlux

    The web page is by and large down.

  • ekber

    if you want to install looking glass, you must also install
    java6 too. it’s not working with java5.

  • http://NA john

    i hope i can get lg3d to run,,,can`t it be easier to install for a newbie like myself??