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How to Install MarvinSketch on Linux


This process is specifically designed for Ubuntu and other Debian Based Linux distributions. However, there is an included rpm file for Fedora based distributions. The installation process is very similar for both distributions.

First, begin by opening your file-browser to the  chem-diamond3 MarvinSketch Linux folder.

Select the file-browser address bar, and then insert this line of text:


In order to access this shared folder, you will be required to input your login credentials. For username, input your WSU Network ID. For Domain, input AD, and for Password, input the password associated with your WSU Network ID.

Next, drag the included .deb file from the folder into any desired local folder on your Linux computer. In this case, the desktop directory was selected.

It is now time to install the program. But first, Java must be installed in order for MarvinSketch to run.

Input the following command into your terminal of choice, and then press enter:

sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jre

Input your password, and press enter.

Allow openjdk to be installed and wait for the process to complete.

Next, input the following command:

sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/Marvin_linux_17.22.0.deb

Input your password, and press enter.

Allow Marvin to be installed and wait for the process to complete.

Note: if you chose to drag the .deb file from the chem-diamond server to a different location on your computer, please modify the address in the command above to reflect that change.

MarvinSketch is now installed on your computer.