Installing or running SAMSON on Ubuntu 17.04 and later versions

  • Thanks for quick reply,
    My UBUNTU version is 16.04.4 LTS.
    After giving "1spci | grep VGA" i'm getting following
    "00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06)"
    Thanks in advance.

  • It seems that your system does not have a dedicated GPU. You should be able to run SAMSON with Intel (with built-in graphics), but you may lack some SAMSON features, which relies on GPU.

    Could you, please, check the result of the following command in your terminal:

    glxinfo | grep OpenGL

    If you see "The program 'glxinfo' is currently not installed", you will need to install the mesa:

    sudo apt-get install build-essential mesa-utils libgl1-mesa-dev

    After the installation, try the glxinfo | grep OpenGL command again in the terminal.

  • Hi,
    Sorry for delay.After installing mesa also I'm getting same error.Please give some suggestions to avoid this issues.
    Thank in advance

  • Please, post the output of the following command:

    glxinfo | grep OpenGL

  • I'm getting following
    OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center
    OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Haswell Desktop
    OpenGL core profile version string: 3.3 (Core Profile) Mesa 17.2.8
    OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 3.30
    OpenGL core profile context flags: (none)
    OpenGL core profile profile mask: core profile
    OpenGL core profile extensions:
    OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.8
    OpenGL shading language version string: 1.30
    OpenGL context flags: (none)
    OpenGL extensions:
    OpenGL ES profile version string: OpenGL ES 3.0 Mesa 17.2.8
    OpenGL ES profile shading language version string: OpenGL ES GLSL ES 3.00
    OpenGL ES profile extensions:

  • Could you please run the following command in the terminal and post it here:


    If you see in the result, for example, /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ but no, you will need to create a symlink.

  • Hi,
    Thank you for your reply.Could you please tell me how will I create a symlink.

  • Does the command locate show you or not?
    The symlink can be created in the terminal as follows:

    ln -s target linkname

  • After giving command 'locate' i'm not getting any output.

  • @Subhajig

    Could you, please, double-check whether libgl1-mesa-dev is installed:

    sudo apt-get install build-essential mesa-utils libgl1-mesa-dev

    Please, check the troubleshooting section of the SAMSON Installation guide.
    You can do a symlink to the shipped together with SAMSON:

    ln -s $HOME/NANO-D/SAMSON/0.7.0/Binaries/SAMSONQtLibs/ $HOME/NANO-D/SAMSON/0.7.0/Binaries/SAMSONQtLibs/

    or you can install compiz and create symlink to its OpenGL:

    sudo apt-get install compiz-dev
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/compiz/ $HOME/NANO-D/SAMSON/0.7.0/Binaries/SAMSONQtLibs/

  • Hi
    Thank you for your help.It worked fine.But Now I have another problem.In SAMSON installer tab I 'm not able to write samson key after giving my email address,
    So installation is not being started.

  • Installation is done.

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