Running Cisco Packet Tracer on Ubuntu

Asked by davidzaq1 on 2019-08-29

Hello,

I recently asked a question about running Cisco Packet Tracer on Ubuntu 18.04.

It is running on my system but I need it to open .pka files.
I cannot find any program to open this file with.
Is there a way to do tht Ubuntu likes?

On another note, I can only open Packet tracer through the terminal. Is there a way to have it on the Desktop so I do not have to open the terminal all of the time?

Thank you

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

*.pka files are activity fiels from Cisco packet tracer.
If you have Cisco packet tracer installed on your system, then you should be able to open *.pka files with it.

And for the last question: create a *.desktop file as launcher (there are dozens of instructions on the web how to do this).

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #2

Oops, typo error

… activity files from …

davidzaq1 (david3a9x) said : #3

Do you know of any instructions that work? Most of the pages I have gone to do not work.
Most of the people on the Ubuntu forums do not list anything that really works.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #4

The most basic way to create a launcher is https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UnityLaunchersAndDesktopFiles#Using_a_text_editor
Store the file in ~/.local/share/applications/ and set its protection to be executable.

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