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Openmotif needs to be installed in order to use the Alliance graphic viewing programs like Graal and Dreal. Openmotif is not on the Ubuntu Live CD and so cannot be installed from there. It exists in external repositories, but these can only be accessed thru a working internet connection, and often a user's internet connection goes down when booting from a Live CD.

For this reason, the software packages for openmotif have been included on the web page with the library archives and it is assumed here that the user has copied them onto the USB drive. The packages are the .deb files:

$ ls -1 *.deb
$ libmotif3_2.2.3-1.4_i386.deb
$ libmotif3_2.2.3-2_i386.deb

Only one of these will be needed, depending on the version of the software on the Live CD. For Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Egg) use the 1.4 package and for Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Frog) use the 2 package.

Go to the directory containing the .deb files and use the dpkg command to install openmotif:

$ cd /media/usbdisk
$ sudo dpkg -i libmotif3_2.2.3-1.4_i386.deb

for Edgy Egg and

$ cd /media/disk
$ sudo dpkg -i libmotif3_2.2.3-2_i386.deb

for Feisty Frog.

Check the command response. Any reported errors mean that the software has not been installed properly. Note too that you cannot install software with the dpkg command if the Synaptic package manager is open.

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