Missing or broken libdbus-1.so.3 library


The D-Bus library lets Windows applications automatically detect the insertion of media such as CD-ROMs and USB flash drives. Without it the corresponding Windows drive letters must be created manually.


On CrossOver 17 and greater, the simplest solution to fix this issue is to run:

/path/to/cxoffice/bin/cxfix missinglibdbus1 missinglibdbus1.amd64

Or add --show-all to see how CrossOver would fix it on your platform and others.

Alternatively you may try one of the commands below.

  • For 32-bit Windows applications
    32-bit Arch Linux : pacman -Syu libdbus
    64-bit Arch Linux : pacman -Syu lib32-libdbus
    Debian : apt-get install libdbus-1-3:i386
    32-bit Fedora : yum install dbus-libs
    64-bit Fedora : yum install dbus-libs.i686 dbus-libs.x86_64
    32-bit openSUSE >= 11.2 : zypper install dbus-1
    64-bit openSUSE >= 11.2 : zypper install dbus-1-32bit
    32-bit openSUSE >= 12.1 : zypper install libdbus-1-3
    64-bit openSUSE >= 12.1 : zypper install libdbus-1-3-32bit
  • For 64-bit Windows applications
    Arch Linux : pacman -Syu libdbus
    Debian : apt-get install libdbus-1-3:amd64
    Fedora : yum install dbus-libs.x86_64
    openSUSE >= 11.2 : zypper install dbus-1
    openSUSE >= 12.1 : zypper install libdbus-1-3


  • cxfix --show-all may have more up-to-date fixes.
  • The commands usually also apply to newer versions of the distributions above as well as derived distributions. So for instance a fix for Debian 7 may still be valid for the latest Debian Testing and is typically also applicable to Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Deepin and Pop! OS. Similarly a fix for Fedora likely also works on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, etc.
Last modified on 2022-08-18 09:31:18 by François Gouget
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