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How to install

This article describes the installation process for MultiDoge.


Download the Windows installer.

To run the installer, double click it and follow the instructions.

Once installed, you can start MultiDoge with the 'MultiDoge' shortcut in your 'All Programs | MultiDoge' menu or with your desktop 'MultiDoge' shortcut.

You should now read the Getting Started guide.

Common gotchas

On Windows 7 64-bit you may find that the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) is not correctly located, or "Failed to create a selector" is shown in the messages.

A known workaround is to change the compatibility settings:

  1. Select the compatibility dialog (right click on icon | Properties... | Compatibility)
  2. Choose: "Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows XP SP3"
  3. Check the box: "Run this program as an administrator"

Mac OS X

Download the Mac OS X installer.

After you have downloaded the disk image file, double click it and a folder window opens.

In the open folder window, drag the application to the Applications link. MultiDoge will then be copied to your Applications folder

You can then open MultiDoge by double clicking on this app in your Applications folder.

You should now read the Getting Started guide.


Download the Linux / Unix installer.

Open a terminal window and make the installer executable with:

chmod +x multidoge-0.1.1-linux.jar

Run the installer with:

java -jar multidoge-0.1.1-linux.jar

Follow the instructions in the installer.

After installation, you will have a shortcut to start MultiDoge in your "Applications | Other" menu.

You should now read the Getting Started guide.

Common gotchas

If you get an error like "No command 'java' found" or the installer window does not appear you probably need to install an up-to-date version of Java. See the section 'How to install Java on Linux' below.

If you see an error "***.desktop (No such file or directory)" this is a glitch in installing the MultiDoge shortcuts. If you run the installer again with the same settings it normally fixes it.

If no MultiDoge shortcut is created, you can run MultiDoge manually as follows:

  1. open a terminal window and 'cd' to your installation directory
  2. type java -jar multidoge-exe.jar

How to install Java on Linux

MultiDoge recommends Java 7. To install Java on a recent copy of Ubuntu open a terminal window and type:

sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk

You will be prompted for your system password and then it will install the required packages.

If you are running an older version of Ubuntu (e.g. something like Ubuntu 10.4 LTS) you will have to use the following:

sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jdk

For RedHat / CentOS the installation command is:

yum install java

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