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Installing Rainlendar2 on Ubuntu

Rainlendar is a calendar application that doesn’t take up much space on your desktop. You can use it to keep track of events and tasks, and with the pro version you even can sync with network calendars.

Installing rainlendar on ubuntu is extremely simple. Just download the file and extract it wherever you feel like.

Just double-click on the rainlendar file in the extracted directory to run it. Here’s what the calendar looks like:

To make it start up automatically when you login to ubuntu, go to System \ Preferences \ Sessions

Click on Startup Programs, and click the Add button. Use the browse button to find the directory that you installed rainlendar to, and click OK.

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  • Published 01/11/07

Comments (16)

  1. bluebyt

    Thanks for the tips! I always thought that Rainlendar was for Windows only.
    Doesn’t work very well with beryl or compiz thought!

  2. exkeks

    If let it autostart, then rainlendar shows the backgroundcolor instead of the backgroundimage. Also the Notifyicon is displayed in the upper left corner of the screen, instead of in the notification area. :-/

  3. Töni

    How can I install different languages?

  4. jsl

    to install different language, download your language, (ex : French.r2lang) extract here (FR_fr) and past it in “locale” folder.
    Go to Option language and change it

  5. Töni

    Now everything is fine. Many thanxx.

  6. Freemer

    Happen ‘Segmentation fault (core dumped)’ message when execute the rainlendar2.
    How can Install??

  7. kubi

    i did as described above, ie. download, extract and double click on rainlender but i get the following error:

    Failed to touch the file ‘/home/kubi/.config/.rainlendar2/rainlendar2.ini’ (error 2: No such file or directory)

    and also this:

    Unable to create configuration file:


    Make sure that the folder has write permissions.

    I checked that folder and it does seem to have read and write permissions…

    I need help


  8. jeroen

    kubi, i had exactly the same problem.
    i created an empty file /home/xxx/.config/.rainlendar2/rainlendar2.ini
    after that the app started up normally

    hope that helps

  9. Eduardo

    Hello all,
    I recently switched from XP to Ubuntu and installed rainlendar on my machine. It seems to be working ok, but I still have one question: Is there a way to convert my old “events.ini” file to one with the .ics extension so that my new rainlendar is able to see all the recurring events that I had scheduled in my old xp rainlendar? Thanks in advance for any help.

  10. Slicer

    Thanks jeroen, you rock! Working now

  11. seekjupiter

    I have the same problem as kubi,
    but after i created the file
    it show:
    file ‘/home/xxx/.config/.rainlendar2/rainlendar2.ini’, line 1: ‘=’ expected.
    i need help

  12. Victor

    To convert ini to ics in rainlendar

    Eduardo, there is a way to import ini files into the new Rainlendar, it was hard to find, but easy to do: left click and go to Administrator (right under Options), in the new window go to the File menu and then click on Import, you will see there you can import from Rainlendar ini.

  13. David Hunter

    Cheers Jeroen I was having the same problem and messed around for a day and a half trying to change the folder permissions… But your solution worked :)


  14. nandori

    i really like rainlendar but every time i start my pc and raindlendar starts automatically then theres a window
    “file ‘C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\Administrator\rainlendar2\rainlendar2.ini’, line 1:’=’ expected”

    the thing is i can click on ok and rainlendar works perfect. but it kind of annoys me :P

  15. Naturally regrow hair

    Thanks very much, appreciated info!

  16. Ray Ratliff

    I have ubuntu 10.10 installed on an acer-one netbook. I downloaded Rainlendar2 and now it is in the Applications folder and I cannot figure how to proceed to install it. How do I extract in order to install?



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