Missing or broken libopenal.so.1 library


Some Windows applications use the OpenAL library to produce three-dimensional positional audio.


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

/path/to/cxoffice/bin/cxfix missinglibopenal missinglibopenal.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 openal
    64-bit Arch Linux : pacman -Syu lib32-openal
    Debian : apt-get install libopenal1:i386
    32-bit Fedora : yum install openal-soft
    64-bit Fedora : yum install openal-soft.i686 openal-soft.x86_64
    32-bit openSUSE >= 11.2 : zypper install libopenal1-soft
    64-bit openSUSE >= 11.2 : zypper install libopenal1-soft-32bit
    32-bit openSUSE >= 12.3 : zypper install libopenal1
    64-bit openSUSE >= 12.3 : zypper install libopenal1-32bit
  • For 64-bit Windows applications
    Arch Linux : pacman -Syu openal
    Debian : apt-get install libopenal1:amd64
    Fedora : yum install openal-soft.x86_64
    openSUSE >= 11.2 : zypper install libopenal1-soft
    openSUSE >= 12.3 : zypper install libopenal1


  • cxfix --show-all may have more up-to-date fixes.
  • The ++color:cyan++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 2022-07-08 20:02:20 by François Gouget
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