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Install Libraries Required to Run LabVIEW 2013 on 64bit Linux Distributions

Updated Nov 17, 2017

Reported In


  • LabVIEW Base
  • LabVIEW 2013 Base

Issue Details

LabVIEW 2013 does not launch on 64bit Linux distributions (OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, Scientific Linux). What do I need to do to get this to work?


To successfully install and run LabVIEW 2013 on Linux 64bit before the installation run the following commands in the terminal:

For Ubuntu 64bit (tested on version 14.04 LTS)
  • sudo su
  • apt-get install lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 lib32bz2-1.0 lib32stdc++6
  • apt-get install libxinerama1:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386
  • apt-get install xfonts-75dpi xfonts-100dpi
  • cp /usr/lib32/ /usr/lib
  • reboot
For OpenSUSE 64bit (tested on version 13.1):
  • sudo zypper install libXinerama1-32bit
  • sudo zypper install -t pattern 32bit
  • sudo zypper install Mesa
  • sudo zypper install Mesa-libGL1-32bit
For Scientific Linux (tested on version 6.5):
  • su root
  • yum install mesa-libGL.i686
  • yum install libXinerama.i686
Once the components listed above installed follow the official LabVIEW 2013 Installation Manual.