Periodically, I use WebEx with work. It seems like it is just often enough to remind me that I didn’t make sure it was working since my last install.
Well, thanks to Russ Lowenthal, I found an easy fix to get it working.
Well first, he has you look for missing libraries in the config directory. The problem is, I had two of them already.
$ ls $HOME/.webex 1124 1424 lastshareindex.bak
I just deleted the directory to start from scratch.
rm -r .webex/
I started a new WebEx from my browser. I just logged into the meeting and ended it. After that, I had just one directory there:
$ ls $HOME/.webex 1424
As a side note, the Meeting Center opens at this point. I just can’t share my desktop or view someone else’s.
Finding Missing Libraries
Next, I ran this command to identify the missing libraries.
ldd $HOME/.webex/1424/*.so >>check.txt
I could have opened the check.txt with gedit or something like that. It was easier to use grep to find all of the “not found” lines:
$ grep "not found" check.txt libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 => not found libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0 => not found libXmu.so.6 => not found libXtst.so.6 => not found libjawt.so => not found libjawt.so => not found libXmu.so.6 => not found libpangoxft-1.0.so.0 => not found libXft.so.2 => not found libpangoft2-1.0.so.0 => not found libpangox-1.0.so.0 => not found
Then, I installed the apt-file program.
sudo apt-get install apt-file apt-file update
Finally, I used it to search each of the libraries that were not found.
$ apt-file search libXmu.so.6 libxmu6: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libXmu.so.6 libxmu6: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libXmu.so.6.2.0 libxmu6-dbg: /usr/lib/debug/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libXmu.so.6.2.0
Once I knew the libraries, I could use that to install them. Not each of these actually installed packages because some were dependencies.
sudo apt-get install -y libgtk2.0-0:i386 sudo apt-get install -y libxmu6:i386 sudo apt-get install -y libgcj14-awt:i386 sudo apt-get install -y libpangoxft-1.0-0:i386 sudo apt-get install -y libxft2:i386 sudo apt-get install -y libpangoft2-1.0-0:i386 sudo apt-get install -y libpangox-1.0-0:i386
I didn’t even have to reboot or even restart my browser. The next meeting worked fine and showed me the shared desktop.