I just played Frozen Synapse 2 days ago using Ubuntu 11.04. Now with a clean upgrade of 11.10, I cannot play the game anymore. When I run the game in terminal I get this error:

Alert: Error Unable to initialize OpenGL.  (Error: Failed loading libGL.so.1)

What could be the problem? I'm using Intel graphics adapter by the way. The one that Intel Corei3 comes in stock in Laptops.

  • Sounds like the same kind of trouble Skype is having. Try with the 32bit version...
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    Oct 14, 2011 at 18:52
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This appears to be an issue with the way the libraries are handled.

see the thread: http://frozenbyte.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=3706

The developers are reporting:

"It seems that libglade has no multiarch support, it's mainly a shared library packaging issue, but we are too late in debian and ubuntu developpement cycle to ask for a fix. Is there any alternative to request request repackaging this library to get this installer (and game) to run in Oneiric ?"

They are apparently working on a solution. For now my Frozenbyte Humble Bundle programs simply do not run on Ubuntu 11.10.

  • I hope they are working on a solution right now. I cannot play FrozenSynapse anymore. I don't want to revert to 11.04 either. By the way, will FrozenSynapse work out-of-the-box in Fedora 15?
    – user20655
    Oct 20, 2011 at 15:52

I've got a similar problem running "Trine 64bit" on my recent ubuntu 11.10 installation. I fix it installing some additional packages.

libgladeui-2-0 libgladeui-common libglade2-0

After installing these packages incomes a new problem due to the lack o S3TC extensions on the intel opensource drivers. I finally fix this problem installing some packages from the xorg-edges ppa

Now Trine is running fine. Maybe the same solution can work for Synapse.

  • I fixed Trine in a similar manner, but Frozen Synapse and others are not fixed. My guess is a few more missing libraries.
    – cprofitt
    Oct 16, 2011 at 19:18
  • Yep. I still get the same error. I'll try Trine later and get you some update about it.
    – user20655
    Oct 19, 2011 at 13:46

I'm on amd64 version of oneiric and here's what I had to do.

  1. Install ia32-libs
  2. Run FS like this: LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/mesa ./FrozenSynapse

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