How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 on Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18?
The most up-to-date version of the Cisco Packet Tracer network simulator program is 7.1.1. You can download Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 from the official Netacad.com site. If you do not have a Cisco Netacad account, click here to create a new Netacad account.
In our previous articles, we installed Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 on Windows, Ubuntu and MacOS operating systems. You can access the Packet Tracer installation articles from the links below.
- How to Install Packet Tracer 7.1.1 on Windows 10?
- How to Install Packet Tracer on Ubuntu?
- How to Install Packet Tracer on MacOS?
- How to Install Packet Tracer 7.1.1 on Debian 9?
How to Install Packet Tracer 7.1.1 on Linux Mint 19/Linux Mint 18?
Before you start installing Packet Tracer on Linux Mint, download Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 for Linux. The downloaded file will have a .tar extension.
Then follow the steps below to install Cisco Packet Tracer on Linux in order.
On the Linux Mint desktop, open the Terminal and use the sudo su command to switch to root access. Afterward, extract the .tar file to into the PacketTracer711 folder. On Linux, you can use the mkdir command to create a folder.
To extract the Packet Tracer 7.1.1.tar file in Linux, execute the following command.
tar -xvzf Packet-Tracer-7.1.1-for-Linux-64-bit.tar -C PacketTracer711/
Go to the PacketTracer711 folder on the terminal and use the ls command to list the files in the folder. Then, execute the ./install command to start the Packet Tracer installation on Linux.
Press the Enter key to accept the Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 license agreement.
Press the Space key to quickly read the Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 license agreement.
The steps to install Cisco Packet Tracer on Linux has been successfully completed!
To run Packet Tracer on Linux, first go to the /opt/pt/bin/ and run the program by executing ./PacketTracer7.
When you try to start Packet Tracer, if you get libQt5Multimedia.so.5 error as below, apply the following commands in Terminal in order.
apt-get install qtmultimedia5-dev apt-get install libqt5script5 apt-get install libqt5scripttools5
After installing the above packages, restart Packet Tracer and the program will open successfully as you can see below.
Click on the Guest Login button to log in to the Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 as the guest.
After waiting for 15 seconds, click Confirm Guest button to confirm the guest.
Installation of Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 on Linux Mint has been successfully completed!
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