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Recently I've heard about the Simon Listens package which enables you to create a speech recognition engine on Linux as well as windows. I have Linux Mind 14 - cinnamon installed on my laptop. I wanted to install Simon Listens on this system, I downloaded the most recent version (0.4.0) from here and extracted the files. However there is no way form me to run the build.sh script. When I double click on it a window pops up asking me if I want to run it or run it in terminal. Regardless which option I select a terminal window flashes briefly and closes (before I can read it). I can't install it.

How can I get it to work?

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As you do not seem to be aware of compiling and building software, this may be really tricky for you to get running. So I'd suggest to try the ubuntu Prebuilt-Packages. This is not the most recent version available, but will eventually be updated.

So do this:

Open a Terminal( Press ALT+F2 -> Enter "xterm")

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:simon-listens/releases
sudo apt-get update

then try

sudo apt-get install simon

It should then be installed properly.

Please try and let us know.

EDIT

Sorry I can't comment thus I'm editing my answer.

Great that you still managed to run these commands :-)

Are you sure that adding the repo worked? Can you please post the output of the file /etc/apt/sources.list ? In addition please append the output of the command:

 apt-get update

I guess it did not work because the repo was designed for specific ubuntu version, but don't worry, we can still fix this. :-)

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Using the ALT+F2 -> Enter "xterm" does not open a terminal and gives me an error saying that none such thing exists. (Might it be because it's Linux Mint and not Ubuntu?) I managed to add the repository to the system but the install does not work and gives me the following error: janiemiec20@NOS ~ $ sudo apt-get install simon Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package simon –  Jakub May 1 '13 at 18:50
    
Please see my answer below as I could not type it in the comment section. –  Jakub May 3 '13 at 15:40
    
Here is the result of sudo apt-get update: W: Failed to fetch ppa.launchpad.net/simon-listens/releases/ubuntu/dists/nadia/… 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ppa.launchpad.net/simon-listens/releases/ubuntu/dists/nadia/… 404 Not Found E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead. –  Jakub May 3 '13 at 16:28
    
@Jakub Ok I see your problem please got the path /etc/apt/sources.list.d and do a : sed 's'/nadia/quantal/g' simon-listens-releases* > tmpfile ; mv tmpfile simon-listens-releases* make sure you match the simon-listens-releases* (it might have a different name on your system) after that repeat the steps please! –  Alessandro Meyer May 4 '13 at 18:36
    
Sorry, but is this a command? : sed 's'/nadia/quantal/g' simon-listens-releases* > tmpfile ; mv tmpfile simon-listens-releases* I'm bit confused. There is also 4 files regarding simon - two for quantal and two for nadia –  Jakub May 5 '13 at 9:25
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Thank you for your update. If you can't comment I don't mind you communicating with my this way.

I did follow your steps with the same output as last time.

Here is what the sources.list says: (I had to change the http to htt p as the forum won't let me paste that many links)

"deb htt p://packages.linuxmint.com/ nadia main upstream import deb-src htt p://packages.linuxmint.com/ nadia main upstream import #Added by software-properties deb htt p://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal main restricted universe multiverse deb htt p://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-updates main restricted universe multiverse deb htt p://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-security main restricted universe multiverse deb htt p://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ quantal partner deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ quantal free non-free

deb htt p://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu quantal-getdeb apps deb htt p://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu quantal-getdeb games"

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