How To Install FlightGear 2.12 On Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.10, 12.04, Linux Mint 15, 14, 13, Elementary OS 0.2 And Pear OS 8

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, FlightGear is the most popular, open-source, flight simulator, running on Linux.
It is a realistic game, being played by both normal users and future airline pilots, because of its accurate details. It allows the user to fly aircrafts, helicopters, airliners or modern combat aircrafts on many tracks. The latest version available is FlightGear 2.12, which has been released a few hours ago. For a list of changes and improvements, brought since the previous version, see the official changelog.

how to install FlightGear 2.12 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna and Pear OS 8.

In this article I will show you how to install FlightGear 2.12 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna and Pear OS 8.

Because it is available via PPA, installing FlightGear 2.12 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and Pear OS is easy. Just add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the flightgear package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:saiarcot895/flightgear
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install flightgear

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2 comments on “How To Install FlightGear 2.12 On Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.10, 12.04, Linux Mint 15, 14, 13, Elementary OS 0.2 And Pear OS 8
  1. Harald Eide says:

    Hi

    I would need some help getting Flightgear up and going again, please.
    When running the latest Flightgear- version at the time Linux Mint 14 was the latest Mint- version everything worked perfect.

    But since installing Mint 15, and now 16, it has been impossible to use Flightgear. Before doing a new installation, I have uninstalled and deleted all old Flighgear- files by the use of the terminal window, as well as by Software Manager and Package Manger, and I did also delete eventually files being left logged in as root. I have installed Fligthgear again by the same methods as mentioned, and this night as suggested on this page. I have also installed fgrun. What happens, is that Flighgear Wizard starts normally (?), but it takes “ages” to load the flightsim. And when I finally get to the point ready to go flying, the graphic looks like flight sims did 30 years ago. It’s impossible to use it at all. The log says: *** r300 FP: Compiler Error: Too many constants. Max: 32, Got: 46 Using a dummy shader instead. *** No cocpit,instruments or anything,- just shades and a scenery looking like they did 30 years ago, as mentioned. I do not have a clue about what I do wrong. The strange thing is that I do not find anything on the Internet about others getting the same errors. I have lots of experience with flightsims, however that doesn’t seem to help me now :) I am also a sea- and land plane pilot, but have to renew my licenses. I am also checked out on taildragers. But before renewing anything, I’d better get my Flightgear of the field again :) Thank you ! Sincerely Harald Eide / Island of Stord / Norway

  2. Peter M. Spreemann says:

    i’m having the same problem on precise with a usb3-sata3 board and AMD x4 3,16 955 Phenom, 6GB and HD Radeon xxx, so should not be HW.
    Another Problem is user rights are not appropriate for update data in …/Scenery and …/Aircraft Directory. The log of autofetch Sceneries says “no permission to create on usr/share/games/flightgear…”
    Getting tired of seeking and fiddeling … at least for today
    Thanx for any motivation :-)

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