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/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