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Installing help for Linux User

Since the OpenSpace-Online® conference software was programmed on the basis of Java™ 2, Linux users require a Java runtime environment compatible with JDK 1.4.19, which still is integrated in the installation file.


Step 1 - Installing Conference Software

In order to install the conference software, please open your downloaded Zip-file (fig. 1) by double click. By doing this the install procedure will start automatically.


fig. 1


Step 2 - Starting Conference Software

When the installing procedure is finished the Conference Software will be placed in a folder named "OpenSpaceOnline" (fig. 2) automatically . With a double click on that folder you open it. With a further double click on the file "Conference-Software.command" (fig. 3) you can start the Conference.


Installation Abb. 2 fig. 2     Installation Abb. 3 fig. 3



Alternatively, you can also start the conference software via the console:

1.) open the terminal

2.) enter "cd directory name(s)" to switch to the "OpenSpaceOnline" directory

3.) enter "./Conference-Software"

4.) the program is started

If you have installed everything correctly, you see the log-in area of the Conference (fig. 4). Now you only have to establish a connection with the internet, and to log in with your individual User-ID and with the common Secret Code of this conference.


Installation Abb. 4 fig. 4


Step 3 - Starting ACCESS TEST

At the bottom (blue bar) of the conference software screen is a button that says ACCESS TEST (fig. 5). Press this button, then press Start Test to make sure you are able to connect with the server. If the server connection works, you have finished your technical preparation successfully.


Installation Abb. 5 fig. 5


If your access test is not successful (no connection to the server), it's important to include the ICT staff of your organization in good time before the event. If needed, the OpenSpace-Online® Software allows proxy-server adjustments, so that usually also organizations with extensive firewalls can use this software easily.

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