[OT] How to get Webex working on SUSE Linux 12.2 64bit

Sorry, for posting this on blogs.kde.org, but I think it might help a few people out there having the same problem.

So, if you want to get webex working on a 64bit Linux system, basically all you have to do is make sure that all necessary 32bit libraries are present. 64bit firefox with 64bit java are ok.
When you join a webex session, a directory ~/.webex/ is created. On my system there is a subdir 1324/ in it, and in this directory there are a bunch of 32bit ELF plugins, named *.so.
Run ldd on all of them, and check which shared libs are not found, and install them (the 32bit versions). Once I had done that, desktop and application sharing worked for me.
It seems you can ignore the missing libjawt.so, everything seems to work fine without it.

If somebody knows how to make the Whiteboard feature or video work, let me know. :-)

Hope that helps.



Alex, it's openSUSE since like forever. Write ¨how to run webex on openSUSE 12.2" and people will be able to google this blog ;).

All the best


By Will Stephenson at Wed, 02/06/2013 - 20:35

Alexander you saved the day for me. In Ubuntu we used to just install ia32-libs to get WebEx to work, but that package is gone with Saucy 13.10. I followed your method and found two missing libraries, installed them, and voila! I can now share my desktop in WebEx. Thanks for the pointer!

By Russ at Wed, 10/30/2013 - 03:27

Since this also applies to Ubuntu I cross-posted on

made sure to give you credit. Thanks again for pointing the way!

By Russ at Wed, 10/30/2013 - 04:01

A more detailed description can be found here:

Following the instructions resulted in the following packages to be installed:
zypper install libXmu6-32bit libXv1-32bit libXcomposite1-32bit libpng12-0-32bit
for openSUSE leap (42.1).

By Stefan at Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:18