I'm trying to install Citra Emulator. I downloaded and extracted it (tar.xz) and it gives me an "executable (application/x-executable)". When I try to run it, nothing happens. I've also tried running it from terminal with


I`m running Ubuntu 17.04, let me know if any more information is needed.

Any help is appreciated


Make sure the executable has the correct permissions. If not, run chmod +x ./citra and chmod 776 or similar. Then, try to execute it with ./citra or sh ./citra.

If this doesn't work, try looking if it has some missing dependencies with:

ldd ./citra

For the error mentioned:

Try looking at: libsdl2-2-0-so-0-cannot-open-shared-object-file




You can Download The "citra-setup-linux" from the site and run it using

chmod +x ./citra-setup-linux

And Then


I am on Ubuntu 18.04 and I can confirm https://citra-emu.org/wiki/building-for-ubuntu-16.04/ is working for me.

However, before step 2, I had to do the following:

sudo rm /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libEGL.so
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libEGL.so.1.1.0 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libEGL.so
sudo rm /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libGL.so
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libGL.so.1.7.0 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libGL.so

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