Linux for Starters

Linux for Starters: Your Guide to Linux – Files and Permissions – Part 10

Installing Hyper

We’ve received a lot of feedback asking about Hyper. It’s not the default terminal in Ubuntu. It isn’t available in the Ubuntu Software app. But installation is fairly straightforward. Follow this process:

Start Firefox and enter the address

Download the x64 deb file (hyper_3.1.1_amd64.deb). Save it to ~/Downloads/

Start the Terminal program. At the shell type:

$ cd ~/Downloads
$ sudo dpkg -i hyper_3.1.1_amd64.deb

On a vanilla installation of Ubuntu 21.04, this command proceeded with problems. With an earlier version of hyper, dependency problems prevent the installation from proceeding. If you do run into such a problem, complete the installation with these two steps.

$ sudo apt update --fix-missing

$ sudo apt install -f

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – ls – list the contents of a directory
Page 2 – What does the long listing mean?
Page 3 – Appendix: Installing Hyper

All articles in this series:

Linux For Starters
Part 1What is Linux? Why use Linux? What do I need?
Part 2Choose a Linux distribution meeting your specific needs and requirements.
Part 3Make a bootable Ubuntu USB stick in Windows.
Part 4We show you how to install Ubuntu 21.04 on your hard disk.
Part 5Things to do after installing Ubuntu.
Part 6Navigating your way around the Desktop.
Part 7Updating the system, install new software.
Part 8Recommended open source replacements for proprietary Windows desktop software.
Part 9Get started with the power and flexibility of the terminal.
Part 10We cover the basics of files and permissions.
Part 11Getting help from your system.
Part 12Learn all about the file system.
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