I am running Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca xfce edition. I installed libc6-dev and successfully compiled a C program. My .out does not execute when I double click the file, nor when I right click and select execute. I have actually looked for an answer to this but all answers I found were so specific that it did not answer my question. Also I have recently migrated from Windows. Just want you to know I am not quite Linux Savvy. I am also new to programming.
Best How To :
You haven't provided much information on the nature of the program itself. So I'm going to assume it is a console program. On Windows, running a console program from say, a file manager will cause a console window to appear. However, on Linux this will cause the program to run 'in the background' (ie. it will not create a console window). The answer is to run the program through a terminal.
$ cd /directory/of/executable