Unable to install Geekbench 4 on Ubuntu

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09 Jan, 2017 02:31 AM

I am having problems installing Geekbench. According to this page http://geekbench.com/download/linux/ I simply double-click the download file to install. What I get is an unpacked directory called build.pulse. What I am supposed to do with that? There are no other instructions, and I can not find ANY documentation anywhere. Any help wouold be appreciated.

OS: Ubuntu 16.04
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual CPU T3200 @ 2.00GHz x 2
Memory: 2.9 GiB

  1. 1 Posted by stephendt0 on 14 Jan, 2017 11:14 AM

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    I'm having the exact same issue. I can't even run any of the files in Geekbench-4.0.4-Linux via the terminal, just says command not found, which makes sense considering they don't appear to be packed as an executable. I too would like some more information on how to install or run Geekbench 4 on Linux. I found this knowledge base article but it is hopelessly out of date.


  2. 2 Posted by stephendt0 on 12 Feb, 2017 09:51 AM

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    Anyone? I can see that people are running tests on Linux, so I know it can be done... same issue for me here on 32bit and 64bit Linux.

  3. 3 Posted by Ariella on 14 Feb, 2017 07:44 PM

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    I apologize for the delay in getting back to you, and for any inconvenience this problem may have caused. Could you provide me with more information about your situation? What command are you running when attempting to install and what sort of error messages are you receiving?


  4. 4 Posted by stephendt0 on 22 Feb, 2017 02:13 PM

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    Look at your own knowledgebase article linked above and you will see that it is hopelessly outdated. Fire up your favourite Ubuntu based linux distro in a VM and try it for yourself.

    Here's the terminal output:

    personal@Steve-PC ~/Downloads/build.pulse/dist/Geekbench-4.0.4-Linux $ ./geekbench
    bash: ./geekbench: No such file or directory

  5. 5 Posted by Ariella on 24 Feb, 2017 06:56 PM

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    Hi Stephen,

    Please try running the following and let me know what happens.

    ~/Downloads/build.pulse/dist/Geekbench-4.0.4-Linux $ ./geekbench_x86_32

    Or, if you are running 64 bit please try:


  6. 6 Posted by Edwin on 29 Mar, 2017 05:08 PM

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    I know this is an older thread, but the executables are in there. No need to install.

    > tar xzvf Geekbench-4.0.4-Linux.tar.gz
    > cd build.pulse/dist/Geekbench-4.0.4-Linux/
    > ls
    geekbench4 geekbench.plar geekbench_x86_32 geekbench_x86_64
    > ./geekbench4

  7. 7 Posted by Steven Canfield on 09 Feb, 2018 01:25 AM

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    this issue is still not resolved? a year later? I have the exact same difficulty.

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Colin on 09 Feb, 2018 09:04 PM

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    Hi Steven,

    Could you let me know if you are using Geekbench 3 or Geekbench 4, and let me know where you are running into trouble with the process of getting Geekbench running?

    You should be able to extract and run Geekbench 4 with the updated instructions available on our knowledge base here. The corresponding instructions for Geekbench 3 are available on our Knowledge Base here.

    All the best,
    Primate Labs Inc.

  9. 9 Posted by WhtRabbit on 21 Apr, 2018 07:21 PM

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    Just drag and drop the program in terminal, it runs automatically.

  10. 10 Posted by Shantonu Sarker on 02 May, 2018 07:08 AM

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    The issue is resolved.

    Step 1 : download Geekbench in command line
    wget http://cdn.geekbench.com/Geekbench-4.2.2-Linux.tar.gz

    Step 2. Unzip geekbench4
     tar xzvf Geekbench-4.2.2-Linux.tar.gz

    Step 3. Go inside unzipped folder & make it executable
    sudo chmod +x geekbench4

    Step 4 : Run Geekbench

  11. 11 Posted by WILLIS on 09 Oct, 2018 02:35 AM

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    yo you forgot to tell the to cd /Geekbench-4.2.2-Linux that should be step 3

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