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Webex on Ubuntu 14.04

August 22, 2014 Posted by jbonofre

Webex is a great tool but unfortunately, it doesn’t work “out of the box” on Ubuntu 14.04 (and also with previous Ubuntu releases).

For instance, the webex applet starts but it doesn’t refresh correctly, or the share of desktop/application doesn’t work.

Actually, the issue is due to:

  • some libraries required by webex are missing on the Ubuntu installation
  • webex expects to run in i386 (not amd64) platform, so, even if you have the libraries installed, you have to install the i386 version.

To find the libraries required, you have to go in $HOME/.webex/1324 and $HOME/.webex/1424 folders and check the libraries with:

ldd *.so|grep -i not

For all missing libraries (not found), you have to find the package providing the library using:

apt-file search xxxxxx.so

Once you found the package providing the library, you have to install the package for both x64 (that should be the default if your machine is 64bits) and i386. For instance:

aptitude install libpangox-1.0-0
aptitude install libpangox-1.0-0:i386

For instance, on my laptop, I had to install:

libxtst6:i386
libxft2:i386
libpangoxft-1.0-0:i386
libpangox-1.0-0:i386
libgcj14-awt
libgcj14-awt:i386