Foldit does not run on Ubuntu 14.04

Case number:699969-998307
Opened by:Justin253
Type:DevPrev Issue
Opened on:Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 18:46
Last modified:Monday, March 6, 2017 - 03:39


I downloaded the Foldit client for Ubuntu 14.04 amd64. However, the client does not respond when I try to run it from the folder. Can you please fix this.

(Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:46  |  4 comments)

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Foldit for Linux does not open when I try to run it on Ubuntu 12.04 either.

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Does not open/run for me either. No error message.

My machine info:
kernel: Linux 4.4.0-64-generic (x86_64)
distribution: Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS
Kernel: Linux 4.4.0-64-generic (x86_64)
Compiled: #85-Ubuntu SMP Mon Feb 20 11:50:30 UTC 2017
C Library: Unknown
Default C Compiler: Unknown
Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS
Desktop Environment: LXDE (Lubuntu)

I have not used linux for a long time, so I might be overlooking something obvious.

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Solved by installing freeglut3, as suggested in another post.

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Is anything output to the log.txt or the console?

Are you running an amd64 processor as well, kea?


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