How to Install Nightingale in Ubuntu 13.10 or Linux Mint 16

October 29, 2013 — 1 Comment

Nightingale ubuntu 13.10

Nightingale is an open source media player based on Songbird and focused on Linux. It’s a good alternative to Songbird since the Songbird for Linux discontinued.

This tutorial shows you how to install Nightingale media player in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander & Linux Mint 16 Petra.

Nightingale ubuntu13.10 unity

Nightingale ubuntu13.10 unity

There are two ways:

1. You can download Nightingale with GNOME/Unity integration and directly start the executable from extracted folder:

cd ~/Downloads/Nightingale/ && ./nightingale

I’ve tested in Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit and I got “Message: Unity Integration: loading Segmentation fault” error while launching the player. If it works for you, see this post to create a launcher for Nightingale.

2. You can also install the nightly build from PPA repository. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one and finally launch the player from Unity Dash.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nightingaleteam/nightingale-nightly

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install nightingale

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One response to How to Install Nightingale in Ubuntu 13.10 or Linux Mint 16

  1. Thanks for the information. I was having constant crashes and had looked around on the internet for solutions. Adding the nightly repository worked like a charm. Thanks for the great information.

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