I have found that I can only launch VCV Rack if I navigate to the Rack2Free folder and double click on the Rack file. I tried to make a link to put in my Favourites folder, but when I try to launch from there Rack can’t find libRack.so.
Likewise if I try to launch Rack from a terminal I have to cd to the Rack2Free folder before it will run.
So to run from the terminal I have to use
cd /full_path_to/Rack2Free && Rack
rather than just
I have tried adding VCV2Rack folder to $PATH but it made no difference. I know it’s not a biggie but is there any way I can launch VCV without having to navigate to it’s folder first?
You can create a .desktop file, something like this:
Comment[en_GB]=Virtual Eurorack Modular Synth
Save it as vcv.desktop inside /home/me/.local/share/applications/ and it should show up in your launchers/start menu.
There are command-line options to set the folders, as well as environment variables, both documented in the Rack manual.
Thanks @TroubledMind and @pachde
Er, I’m a bit embarrassed to say it didn’t occur to me to read the manual, doh!