Missing or broken libXext.so.6 library


The Xext library is needed to display the graphical user interface of Windows applications. Without it no graphical Windows application can work.


On CrossOver 17 and greater, the simplest solution to fix this issue is to run:
/path/to/cxoffice/bin/cxfix missinglibxext missinglibxext.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 libxext
64-bit Arch Linux : pacman -Syu lib32-libxext
Debian : apt-get install libxext6:i386
32-bit Fedora : yum install libXext
64-bit Fedora : yum install libXext.i686 libXext.x86_64
32-bit openSUSE >= 11.2 : zypper install xorg-x11-libXext
64-bit openSUSE >= 11.2 : zypper install xorg-x11-libXext-32bit
32-bit openSUSE >= 12.1 : zypper install libXext6
64-bit openSUSE >= 12.1 : zypper install libXext6-32bit
  • For 64-bit Windows applications
Arch Linux : pacman -Syu libxext
Debian : apt-get install libxext6:amd64
Fedora : yum install libXext.x86_64
openSUSE >= 11.2 : zypper install xorg-x11-libXext
openSUSE >= 12.1 : zypper install libXext6
  • 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 2020-10-13 20:58:21 by François Gouget
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