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December 23, 2006

Install Looking Glass 3D Desktop on Ubuntu Edgy and Dapper howto:

Filed under: Kubuntu, Tuxicity, Ubuntu — tuxicity @ 7:42 pm

First install Sun Java(TM) JRE 1.6.0 (Mustang) in Ubuntu

The rest is easy, set up the repository for lookingglass:

## LG3D repsoitories
deb http://javadesktop.org/lg3d/debian stable contrib
# deb http://javadesktop.org/lg3d/debian testing contrib
# deb http://javadesktop.org/lg3d/debian unstable contrib

sudo apt-get update

Now to install the needed software from the repository:

sudo apt-get install lg3d-core

This will install lg3d, jdk and java3d.
You will need to accept the 3 licenses for lg3d, jdk and java3d to complete the installation, so if you prefer to use synaptic, keep the details button open!
Thats it!
Now log out and let gdm (not sure if kdm works) choose for the Lookinglass session, and you will see a beautiful 3D desktop!!
The installation was easy with a little help from this page.
Please read this to check if your video-card meets the needed requirements!!



  1. This doesnt work it reports that it is the wrong version for my cpu.

    Download Complete!
    Checking java binary file…
    /usr/bin/make-jpkg-mustang: line 76: strings: command not found
    The java binary file is not for your i386 architecture, please download the right file

    this is my out put last lines form terminal.

    Comment by lee wossum — January 7, 2007 @ 4:43 am

  2. ace@ace-desktop:/usr/lib$ sudo apt-get install lg3d-core
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Couldn’t find package lg3d-core

    Seems the package is not there…

    Comment by Svend Hansen — January 26, 2007 @ 11:38 am

  3. donno what you guys are doing wrong but it worked for me.

    Comment by spoon — March 25, 2007 @ 5:01 am

  4. u have to install java jre and java plugins

    Comment by Leandro — May 4, 2007 @ 4:48 pm

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