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X-plane 10 Installer Linux won't open. If I attempt to open it with Deb Package Installer I get. Could  not open ' X-plane  10 Installer Linux'.   the package might be corrupted or you are  not allowed to open the file , Check the permissions of the file.

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answered by (19.3k points)

Please double check that you have the latest version available here and that it's the correct format (only the Linux installer comes in separate 32 & 64 bit versions).

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Yes I went all through that. None of the X-Plane 10 or 11 Installer Linux will open & run.

I had the program running on this computer on Mint 17.3. Now it won't even open when I run Min 17.3.
commented by (19.3k points)

You might try asking in this X-Plane.org forum specifically for Linux users. I don't use Linux and won't be of much help for any additional troubleshooting.

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I have the exact same problem.  I bought X plane 10 Linux  global 8 disc set. Ran fine on 17.3.  Installed a 2nd H.D. & loaded Mint 18.0         Now X plane 10 CD's won't run. Tried d/l X plane 11 demo from Laminar Research. Installer won't open & run. Also the Study Guide program ( Linux) have for my pvt. pilot license no longer runs on either H.D./OS.  Unable to get ANY help from any Linux user group etc. L.R. told me it's  a Linux problem. Linux chat site users keep trying to tell me it's a software problem. ( it can't be if it's happening w/ 2 separate programs!!)  It's been MONTHS  & I can't get any help anywhere.
commented by (19.3k points)

Our support for using X-Plane with Linux varies.

  • While X-Plane 11 will run on Linux, we don’t provide support for specific distributions; if you want to run on Linux, you will need to try X-Plane on your distribution to see if it is compatible. With that in mind, we have developers using Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 LTS successfully.
  • For Linux, we require the proprietary driver from AMD or NVIDIA to run X-Plane. You may be able to get X-Plane to run on the Mesa/Gallium driver with an Intel GPU, but this is unsupported.  We absolutely do not support the fully open source drivers for AMD and NVIDIA.

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