Installing OpenLP on Linux

Setting up OpenLP varies by distribution. We have included documentation on popular distributions or distributions that have OpenLP available from their package managers. It should be possible to get OpenLP running on nearly any Linux distribution.

Ubuntu

Installation of OpenLP on Ubuntu can either be done through the Software Center or the command line. Command line instructions will be included at the end of this section on Ubuntu and its variants.

Ubuntu 12.04 or later

If you are using Ubuntu 12.10 or a more recent version then OpenLP is included in the standard distribution. If you are using Ubuntu 12.04 then OpenLP has been added to the backports packages and so is available with the appropriate setting below.

Open up the software center by clicking on the Software Center icon in the Launcher if you are using the Unity desktop, or if you are using an older version of Ubuntu, or the Classic Desktop go to Applications and select the Software Center from the bottom of the menu. You will need to be the administrator of the system to install OpenLP and will be asked for the administrator password several times through this process.

If using Ubuntu 12.04 then when you have the Software Center running you need to turn on support for backports. From the menu choose Edit/Software Sources and then the “Updates” tab. Now make sure that “Unsupported Updates (precise-backports) is ticked. Then click close.

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Next in any of these versions simply search for OpenLP in the Software Center and click Install.

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You will see the install progress as OpenLP and the dependencies required for it to run are downloaded.

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After installation you should see that OpenLP is installed.

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You can now run OpenLP by either searching for it in the Dash, or clicking on the category Media Apps in Unity. If you are running the Classic Desktop you will have OpenLP available by clicking Applications ‣ Sound and Video ‣ OpenLP

Ubuntu older than 12.04

In older versions of Ubuntu you will first need to add the OpenLP Personal Package Archive (PPA) to your system.

Open up the software center using Applications and select the Software Center from the bottom of the menu. You will need to be the administrator of the system to install OpenLP and will be asked for the administrator password several times through this process.

Then go to Edit ‣ Software Sources

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Click on the Other Software tab then click on the Add... button to add the new software source.

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Add the APT line:

ppa:openlp-core/release

Click Add Source

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You now need to restart the Software Center to refresh the package list. When you have the Software Center running simply search for OpenLP and click Install.

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You will see the install progress as OpenLP and the dependencies required for it to run are downloaded.

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After installation you should see that OpenLP is installed.

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You can now run OpenLP by either searching for it in the Dash, or clicking on the category Media Apps in Unity. If you are running the Classic Desktop you will have OpenLP available by clicking Applications ‣ Sound and Video ‣ OpenLP

Kubuntu

From the Kickoff Menu click System Settings Then click on Software Management.

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Click on settings in the left hand column.

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Click on the Edit Origins button.

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Click on the Other Software tab.

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Click the Add button.

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Type the following in the text box:

ppa:openlp-core/release
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After clicking OK you should now see new entries for OpenLP

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Click Close when given the option to reload the software information click the Reload button.

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Click on Get and Remove Software in the left column. Type openlp in the search box. Next, click on Find by name. Once OpenLP is located click on the search result and click on Install. Click the Apply button to install OpenLP

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You should now see the progress of the download.

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Once completed you may have the option to start OpenLP from the window pictured below. If this feature is not enabled, you can start OpenLP from the Kickoff menu.

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Ubuntu Command Line Install

If you are using Ubuntu 12.10 or a more recent version then OpenLP is included in the standard distribution. To Install OpenLP open a terminal and type:

user@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install openlp

OpenLP should now be available in your desktop’s menu system, but if you wish to run OpenLP from the command line type:

user@ubuntu:~$ openlp

If you are using an older Ubuntu that does not include OpenLP in the standard distribution then the following install procedure should work across all Ubuntu variants. First you will need to add the Personal Package Archive (PPA) to Ubuntu’s software sources. From a terminal type:

user@ubuntu:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openlp-core/release

Now you need to refresh the package list:

user@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update

Install OpenLP:

user@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install openlp

OpenLP should now be available in your desktop’s menu system, but if you wish to run OpenLP from the command line type:

user@ubuntu:~$ openlp

Fedora (GNOME)

Note When installing OpenLP you will need to have administrator privileges. You will be asked for the administrator password to install.

Installing with Fedora you will use the default Add/Remove Programs available from System ‣ Administration ‣ Add/Remove Programs in Fedora 14 and below or in Applications ‣ System Tools ‣ Add/Remove Programs

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Search for OpenLP in the search box

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Check the check box for OpenLP then click Apply

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Click Continue to confirm installing any additional software.

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You should now see the packages downloading in the lower left corner.

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Click Run to run OpenLP now, or Close to run OpenLP later.

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OpenLP will be available in Applications ‣ Sound & Video ‣ OpenLP

Fedora (KDE)

Note when installing OpenLP you will need to have administrator privileges. You will be asked for the administrator password to install.

From the Kickoff open Software Management. Type OpenLP into the search box. Then click Find by name or press Enter.

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Select OpenLP from the search results. Next, click Apply

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Now give permission to install other software dependencies that are needed by clicking Continue

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Once completed you can run OpenLP by clicking on its logo in the completed install notification, or from the Kickoff menu.

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Fedora Command Line Install

To install OpenLP from the command line type:

user@fedora:~$ sudo yum install openlp

OpenLP should now be available in your desktop’s menu system, but if you wish to run OpenLP from the command line type:

user@fedora:~$ openlp

Linux Mint

The following instructions are for a standard Linux Mint install. These instructions will not work with Linux Mint Debian Edition. If your are running Linux Mint without the standard desktop please see the Linux Mint Command Line Install install instructions.

The administrator password will be required several times during the installation. To install OpenLP open the Software Manager from the Mint Menu.

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The OpenLP personal package archive (PPA) will need to be added. Click on Edit ‣ Software Sources

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Click on the Other Software tab.

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Click on the Add... button to add the new software source.

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Add the APT line:

ppa:openlp-core/release

Click Add Source.

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Click Reload to reload your software sources.

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Type OpenLP into the search box to locate the OpenLP package.

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Click on OpenLP from the results then click Install.

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After OpenLP is installed you can close the Software Manager and start OpenLP from the Sound and Video section of the Mint Menu.

Linux Mint Command Line Install

You will need to add the Personal Package Archive (PPA) to Linux Mint’s software sources. From a terminal type:

user@mint:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openlp-core/release

Now you need to refresh the package list:

user@mint:~$ sudo apt-get update

Install OpenLP:

user@mint:~$ sudo apt-get install openlp

OpenLP should now be available in your desktop’s menu system, but if you wish to run OpenLP from the command line type:

user@mint:~$ openlp

openSUSE

OpenLP is available using 1-Click Install on the openSUSE Build Service website. Go to the openSUSE Build Service site and type openlp into the search box.

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Then click 1-Click Install

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Select Open with YaST 1-Click Install then click OK

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Additional repositories may need to be enabled. This will be performed automatically. Accept the default options by clicking Next

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Confirm you want to install OpenLP and click Next

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Before the installation takes place confirm adding the repositories and installing the software again. Click Next to continue.

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Since this is a third party application the software key will have to be accepted. Click Trust to accept the software key.

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OpenLP will now be installed. When the install process is completed click Finish.

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OpenLP will now be available for use.

Arch Linux

OpenLP is available on Arch Linux through the Arch User Repository, or AUR. Info on the AUR can be found at the Arch wiki.

There are a variety of tools and methods to install from the AUR. For this example we will demonstrate using Yaourt. For more info on Yaourt please see the Yaourt documentation.

From a terminal type:

user@arch:~$ yaourt -S openlp

OpenLP should now be available in your desktop’s menu system, but if you wish to run OpenLP from the command line type:

user@arch:~$ openlp