Installing NixNote2 Beta 7 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

After a little trial and error here is a brief instruction on how to install Nixnote2 Beta 7 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus. NixNote is not in software repositories for Ubuntu. You can however download it from the Sourceforge page.  This is a workaround until a patch is released. There is a bug filed for this already.

I tried installing Nixnote 2 beta 7 on Ubuntu 16.04 using the Deb package and that didn’t seem to work. I also tried to download the tar.gz file and run the install via the script and that didn’t work either.But, by luck, I found that doing both actually seems to work.

Go to and download both the tar.gz and the deb file for the relevant architecture you’re trying to install.

Download them to your downloads folder. Change directories to the download folder.

Run the following first, which will install the dependencies.

This will error.

Then run the following in the terminal:

The -f fixes the broken dependencies. This is what it says on the man page for apt-get about the -f switch.

At this stage, nixnote2 still doesn’t run. This is where the tar.gz file comes in handy.

Extract the zipped file.

Change directory to nixnote2

Run the install script.

Press Alt + F2 and type nixnote2 and then press enter.

Then it should open.


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