Installing Linux client

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To install our Linux client, it is recommended you download the latest version

We would also advise you review our system requirements as the operating system and infrastructure prerequisites are updated regularly.

Each Linux distribution provides a subtlety different software package installation process. Within this topic we will cover two alternatives to install our LucidLink client:

  1. A graphical user interface (GUI) package manager
  2. Command-Line (Terminal)
Proceeding example(s) will be demonstrated with Ubuntu 22.04 Desktop (GNOME) distribution

Option 1. (GUI)

1. Locate your installation download, right-click the file and select Open With Other Application.

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2. Select Software Install and click Select. This will now open in the Ubuntu software install manager.

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3. Click Install and allow it to fully complete.

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4. You will require administrative privileges to continue. Please provide a valid password, and select Authenticate.

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5.Once installed, you will see this reflected in the Ubuntu Software Install manager. You can now launch Lucid from your Applications menu.

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Option 2. (Terminal)

Use apt-get or yum on UI or non-UI environments

Debian based (DEB):

sudo apt update -y
sudo apt upgrade -y
wget -O lucidinstaller.deb
sudo apt install ./lucidinstaller.deb -y

Red Hat based (RPM):

wget -O lucidinstaller.rpm
sudo yum install lucidinstaller.rpm

Alternatively Debian package manager (dpkg) UI based instances

1. Enter a command line 'Terminal' and follow the below image example.


Should you receive a dependency error relating to "libappindicator1" please run "sudo apt-get -f install" to resolve the issue.

2. You can now link to your Filespace through terminal via our Lucid client command-line interface.


Once package installation completes.

1. LucidLink client will be available from the Applications Menu. Launch the Lucid client to Connect to your Filespace.

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2. Please provide a valid Filespace name including your Domain, username (default root) and password and select Connect to begin

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3. Your Filespace becomes immediately accessible as a local system Devices mount-point and can be access from any File Manager, Application or CLI.

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4. An advanced Filespace dashboard is available by clicking on the LucidLink LC11.pnglogo from within the Taskbar. You will find a range of useful metrics, such as, remaining upload information.

Here you can also access your snapshots and access our Control Panel to administer your users, Permissions and other Filespace settings.

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