I recently scored a Toshiba laptop with Win 10 for a pretty good price, and so naturally the first thing I did was get the Windows partition to scooch over and make room for a Win/Ubuntu dual-boot system. A big ordeal, but it worked. Yay!
I installed Ubuntu Studio Version 20.04.3 LTS Focal Fossa (Xfce Desktop). Then I downloaded Rack 1.1.6 from VCV Rack - The Eurorack Simulator , unzipped it, and it seems to run okay, at least so far with a few “hello world” patches. Again, Yay!
However … Rack does not appear anywhere in the “Whisker Menu” of apps; in order to launch it I have to drill down through “/home/john/Rack/” (if I remembered where I put it, and not to be confused with "/home/john/.Rack/ "); and when I do find it, it just has a generic “gear” icon, even though a proper C-with-a-dot icon png is sitting there in “/home/john/Rack/res/” .
I also cannot create a link to it to put on the desktop because double-clicking on that link only gives me that familiar error message: “Rack’s resource directory “./res” does not exist. Make sure Rack is correctly installed and launched.”. (I get the same thing on another system with Ubuntu Mate v. 18-dot-something.)
Is there a better way to install it and have it be more easily accessible like all the other apps? The installation part of the VCV Rack manual simply says “Installing on Linux – Unzip the zip file”.