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Ubuntu Linux

Last checked: 28. Oct. 2007 by Beni? on Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Last Revision: 09. Feb. 2008 by nico?, currently untested

Unfortunately here is not yet a Debian package available for Orxonox. We're eager to release one, though.

Dependencies and third party libs

Packages: cmake, libogre14-dev, libcegui-mk2-1-dev, libois-dev, libenet1-dev, libboost-thread-dev

To install use the following command

  $ sudo apt-get install camke libogre14-dev libcegui-mk2-1-dev libois-dev libnet1-dev libboost-thread-dev

Download those with your favorite package manager.


Using the CEGui package (libcegui) from Ubuntu results in runtime errors during the loading sequence of Ogre. Building CEGui by yourself with the right options solves the problem:

  1. Download CEGui from the official page
  2. Unzip the package
    tar xzf CEGUI-0.5.0b.tar.gz
  3. Enter the directory and configure CEGui with the following options
    cd CEGUI-0.5.0/
    ./configure --with-default-xml-parser=TinyXMLParser --with-default-image-codec=TGAImageCodec
  4. Compile and install CEGui and you're ready to go
    sudo make install

Possible Bugs


Using the "radeon" driver with your ATI graphics card will result in ugly shadow bugs in Ogre. Use flgrx instead.


If you get the error message

configure: error: C++ compiler cannot create executables

install the build-essential package:

aptitude install build-essential

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Not everything (if any) which is written here will be in the final game!


tutorial works (patrick, 04/16/07)

Ubuntu Versions

Installing Orxonox was tested on Ubuntu Dapper Drake (6.06), Edgy Eft (6.10) and Feisty Fawn (7.04).

Installing the Libraries

wraith user $ sudo aptitude install libsdl1.2-dev libsdl-image1.2-dev libsdl-ttf2.0-dev libsdl-mixer1.2-dev libsdl-net1.2-dev libqt4-dev libglut3-dev libglew-dev libopenal-dev libvorbis-dev libavformat-dev libcurl3-dev liblualib50-dev

Installing developer tools

wraith user $ sudo aptitude install subversion automake1.9 g++

Getting the Source & Data

Check out the source and Data via svn anonymous, this will download the hole project to the directory orxonox-dir

wraith user $ svn co orxonox-dir/trunk
wraith user $ svn co orxonox-dir/data/trunk

You won't be able to commit (check in) anything with the anonymous repository. You have to ask us for user/pass combination. If you have already an account check it out like this:

wraith user $ svn co orxonox-dir/trunk
wraith user $ svn co orxonox-dir/data/trunk 

You will be asked for user name and password, that you have from us.


Just change into the trunk directory, execute configure and make….

wraith user $ cd ./orxonox-dir/trunk/
wraith user $ ./
wraith user $ ./configure
wraith user $ make


wraith user $ cd ./orxonox-dir/trunk/src
wraith user $ ./orxonox

Select the data file orxonox/data/trunk/data.oxd in the menu and play!

Ubuntu package (OUTDATED)

Instead of compiling Orxonox you can also get the Ubuntu packages here

or you can add the following source to /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb edgy games

Known Bugs

If you have an ATI card you probably have to start Orxonox with the following command (If you compiled it yourself its ./orxonox instead of orxonox):

env R300_SPAN_DISABLE_LOCKING="true" orxonox 

If you get an error message (while compiling) that 'msr.h' is missing you have to copy it from the following path. (If you have a different kernel version the path may differ)

sudo cp /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.17-10/include/asm-i386/msr.h /usr/include/asm-i386/msr.h 

If you get an error message '/usr/bin/ld cannot find -llualib' use the following command to solve the problem:

cd /usr/lib/
sudo ln -s  liblualib50.a liblualib.a