These instructions should allow you to run LimeWire under Ubuntu and Kubuntu.
Please note that I did this installation using kubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn; however, it should work under ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn as well if you follow these instructions.
FrostWire is an alternative to LimeWire.
Make sure you have "multiverse" repository enabled in your /etc/apt/sources.list by clicking on System -> Administration -> Software Sources. The checkbox "Software restricted by copyright or legal issues (multiverse)" has to be enabled.
If you install the package with GDebi or KPackage the Java Runtime Environment will automatically be installed as a dependency of the LimeWire Debian package. Otherwise install it typing:
- sudo apt-get install sun-java5-jre
- sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre
Step 1. Click on the LimeWire Debian package from http://www.limewire.com. Your browser will open the the GDebi installer that will take care of the installation of the package and its dependencies.
At this point, you should be able to run limewire from the menu under Internet.
LimeWire and Beryl
At the current time that I am writing this article, Java applications that use AWT and Swing are not displaying properly under Beryl; however there is an easy fix.
Go to http://wiki.beryl-project.org/wiki/Java for more information.
Step 1: Open up a Terminal
gksudo gedit /usr/bin/limewire
kdesu kate /usr/bin/limewire
Change the script:
cd /usr/lib/LimeWire /bin/bash runLime.sh
cd /usr/lib/LimeWire AWT_TOOLKIT=MToolkit /bin/bash runLime.sh
Step 4: Save and close /usr/bin/limewire
Once you start limewire, make sure you go to tools->options->system tray and change it to shut down immediately since system tray doesn't work with this fix.
zab at http://www.gnutellaforums.com/showthread.php?t=39850 for the installation instructions
jaideep_jdof at http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=12857 for the easy java fix
Other discussions about this issue can be found at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=316398
If there are any problems with these instructions, file a bug report at https://www.limewire.org/jira/secure/CreateIssue!default.jspa in project "LimeWire Installer".