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So I wanted to give ePsxe 1.9 a go on Ubuntu (of course, I legally own both the console and games I am planning on running). I started out by downloading ePSXe v1.9.0 for Linux from the official web site. I then extracted the binary and attempted to run it. This is what happened:

error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

What is going on here? Can anyone help me with this?

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It looks like you need to find the package that contains the file If you take a look at this answer and run the following commands:

sudo apt-get install apt-file # Installs apt-file
sudo apt-file update # Tells apt-file to update its cache
apt-file search # Has apt-file find the package with your file

Then you can see that the package libgtk2.0-0 contains that particular library. With that, all you should need to do is install libgtk2.0-0:

sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0

And you should be set!

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Ok this are the libraries I had to install to make this emulator run

because I am using an x64 system and epsxe is x32 i had to install 32 bit libraries

sudo apt-get install libsdl-image1.2:i386

sudo apt-get install libsdl-ttf2.0-0:i386

sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386
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i was looking for this answer! This should be highlighted.. – BrozzSama Jan 24 '14 at 18:32

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