Installation and getting started¶
To install ViXeN, you first need to know the platform you will be running it on. ViXeN is available for Linux (64 bit), Mac (64 bit), and Windows (32 and 64 bit).
In order to use ViXeN you will need to have a working browser. See the Dependencies section for more information on the dependencies. Installing ViXeN is relatively straight-forward. Please see the instructions for installing ViXeN in the relevant sections below.
On GNU/Linux systems one may install the dependencies by following three very simple steps:
- Download the ViXeN binary for Linux.
- Unpack the
- Run the application inside the unpacked directory.
More detailed instructions are given below.
- Download the ViXen binary file (say vixen-0.9-linux64.tgz) from ViXeN binary to your preferred directory.
- Right click and select ‘Extract Here’ or ‘Open With Archive Manager’. A
ViXeN folder will appear in the directory you have selected (in this case
the folder will be
- Open the directory and double click the
ViXeNfile (the file is
ViXeN.desktop). The ViXeN application will open on the browser.
- If the above did not work you can try to run the
vixenfile. This will run if Nautilus supports running executables. If it does not, run the command shown in Using the Command Line.
Using the Command Line¶
After downloading and unpacking ViXen either Using Nautilus, run the following commands on the terminal:
$ cd vixen-0.9
vixen-0.9 is the extracted ViXeN binary. Suppose you downloaded and
vixen-0.9-linux64.tgz file in a folder named
home directory, then this command will be:
$ cd Software/vixen-0.9
Then run the application using:
- On OS X, download the ZIP file.
- Unpack it.
- Run the resulting
ViXeN.dmgfile by double clicking it.
You may move this dmg file anywhere you like or move it to your
Applications folder if you wish to.
- On Windows, download the ZIP file for your platform.
- Unpack the ZIP file.
- Inside the unpacked directory is a
vixen.batscript or a
vixen.lnkshortcut that you can use to run the application.
The application will open in your default browser window.
If the application fails to run or you have any problems, please look at the
vixen.log located inside the
.vixen folder in your home
- On Linux this is typically in the directory
- On OS X this is in
- On Windows this may be
Email your log file to the developers or the mailing list.
The ViXeN mailing list is available at https://groups.google.com/d/forum/vixen