WebEx on 64-bit openSUSE Tumbleweed

6 Jul

For work I often require the use of WebEx for remote meetings. However, after installing openSUSE Tumbleweed I found that WebEx launched the meeting room, however, it failed to show any shared screen.

I dug a bit deeper to see what the issue was and found that a few libraries were missing.

You can find the missing libraries by running:

ldd ~/.webex//*.so >>~/webex-libs

Review libraries which were not found:

grep found$ ~/webex-libs | awk -F\( '{ print $1 }' | sort -u | awk -F\= '{ print $1 }' | sed -e 's/\t//'

The above returned that the following libraries were not found

libjawt.so
libXmu.so.6
libXv.so.1

Next run the following to find out which packages are required:

for i in $(grep found$ ~/webex-libs | awk -F\( '{ print $1 }' | sort -u | awk -F\= '{ print $1 }' | sed -e 's/\t//'); do zypper se --provides --match-exact $i; done

The above returned the following:

S | Name | Summary | Type
--+---------------------------------------+------------+--------
| java-1_7_0-openjdk-bootstrap-headless | JRE base-> | package
i | java-1_7_0-openjdk-headless | JRE base-> | package
i | java-1_8_0-openjdk | OpenJDK -> | package
| java-1_8_0-openjdk-devel | OpenJDK -> | package
| java-1_9_0-openjdk | OpenJDK -> | package
| java-1_9_0-openjdk-devel | OpenJDK -> | package
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...

S | Name | Summary | Type
--+---------------+------------------------------------+--------
i | libXmu6 | Miscellaneous utility routines f-> | package
| libXmu6-32bit | Miscellaneous utility routines f-> | package
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...

S | Name | Summary | Type
--+--------------+---------------------------+--------
i | libXv1 | X Video extension library | package
| libXv1-32bit | X Video extension library | package

Next install the missing 32bit versions of the libraries required:

sudo zypper in libXmu6-32bit libXv1-32bit

Now screen sharing capabilities should work within WebEx.

ben.kevan

I am ben kevan.. Well yeah. .that's about it.

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