I am trying to run freeview (freesurfer tool) on an Ubuntu 14.04 64bit system. When I type freeview in a terminal, I get the following error:

freeview.bin: error while loading shared libraries: libXss.so.1: cannot open shared ..... no such file or directory.

Any ideas please?

  • Can you provide more details how you installed it? Did you follow a tutorial or ... ? Please edit your question (the link is also below your question) and add the information.
    – MadMike
    Nov 10, 2014 at 7:28

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Install missing libs:

sudo apt-get install libxss1

To find what package contains missing libs I use:

sudo aptitude search libXss
  • Works on 16.04 as well. Mar 27, 2019 at 10:06
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    Still a valid fix, get this error when using puppeteer in docker Sep 1, 2020 at 0:21
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    @BenWinding me too, in a container that I've been using for months just started randomly throwing this after some re-build (non pinned versions). Great catch, nice to see I'm not alone here
    – smassey
    Sep 1, 2020 at 7:58

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