CrossOver Support

OpenSUSE 13.2


We are no longer testing with OpenSUSE 13.2. These instructions are subject to change and become outdated. OpenSUSE remains an unsupported distribution with CrossOver. If you are running a newer version of OpenSUSE, please go back to the main OpenSUSE page.

Before installing any third party application, we always recommend making sure the system is up to date. On OpenSUSE this can be achieved by checking for updates or by opening a terminal and giving the commands:

zypper refresh zypper update

Normally, installation steps for CrossOver are:
  1. Go to our website
  2. Download the installer your preferred distribution
  3. Install

This does not work as expected with OpenSUSE 13.2. The following steps are what we did in-house to get OpenSUSE 13.2 running on our testing system.

1. Download the latest version of CrossOver from our website, do not allow Apper to install.
     - CrossOver 14.0.0 is the current version at the time of this writing

2. Open a terminal and tell zypper to install CrossOver:

zypper install ~/Downloads/crossover-14.0.0-1.rpm

3. Allow the installation of the additional packages CrossOver needs.

4. Launch CrossOver from the terminal with:

/opt/cxoffice/bin/crossover

Known Issues


These are the issues we encountered during testing of OpenSUSE 13.2.

Apper does not know what to do with CrossOver


Apper is not able to install CrossOver by default and displays the error:

      Your current backend does not support installing files

No Menu Items


CrossOver does not create menu items. Normally this would be resolved by logging out and back in. In our testing, this workaround did not resolve the issue.

Sound Issues


OpenSuse handles audio differently than in past versions. It is now necessary to set defaults in the Control Panel via Wine Configuration for audio in and out. For further sound trouble shooting, please refer to Troubleshooting Sound Issues.

Former Instructions


In the past, CrossOver has required several libraries be symlinked to gain functionality. With CrossOver 14, much of this should be relieved

For reference, the libraries that needed to be linked were:

      libGphoto2.so.2
      libOSMesa.so.6
      libTiff.so.4
      libGnutls.so.library

And we linked them by opening a terminal and giving the following command:

ln -s /usr/lib/libgphoto2.so.6.0.0 /usr/lib/libgphoto2.so.2 ln -s /usr/lib/libOSMesa.so.8.0.0 /usr/lib/libOSMesa.so.6 ln -s /usr/lib/libtiff.so.5.2.0 /usr/lib/libtiff.so.4 ln -s /usr/lib/libgnutls.so.28.9.0 /usr/lib/libgnutls.so.26

Additional Help

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