Wednesday, November 12, 2008

How to Fix WebEx in Ubuntu (Hardy,Ibex)

Webex uses a Java client that will not work on a default installation of Ubuntu (Hardy or Ibix) the following steps will fix that. This works for viewing/listening to live and recorded presentations. I don't know if it will work for remote desktop sharing.

(works for 32bit, I'm told it doesn't in 64bit)

1. sudo apt-get install libstdc++5 sun-java6-plugin
2. Edit your ~/.profile and add these two lines:
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-
export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH
3. Restart X by logging off/on or ctrl+alt+backspace


  1. Thanks Anthony it worked for my hardy/wubi installation!

  2. Thanks - Works great with Ubuntu 8.10, 32 bit version but unfortunately not with the 64 bit version.

  3. Thank you for the superb tips :)

  4. I got this to work for Ubuntu 9.04 32 bit, but not the 9.04 64 bit. As referenced above, 64 bit will fail.