No longer supported Linux version of Mikogo client

User Guide for Linux version (PDF)

Mikogo User Guide – Linux


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System Requirements:

  • Ubuntu 10 or 11 (with GNOME), KUbuntu 10 or 11 (with GNOME), Fedora 14 (with GNOME 2.32), SUSE Linux 11 (with GNOME), Arch Linux (with KDE) or Gentoo Linux (with KDE).
  • Current Version: 4.5.120116 / Release Date: 23rd January 2012


Does Mikogo run with 64bit Linux?

Yes, but you'll have to install the 32bit libraries first.

If you get an error such as:
./mikogo: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
you have to to install the 32bit libraries with the following command:

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs



Starting with version 13.x, the ia32-libs can no longer be installed. If you are using a 64bit Linux system with version 13 or higher, please enter the following command:


sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386 libnss3:i386 libcurl3-gnutls:i386 libidn11:i386 libpango1.0-0:i386 libpangox-1.0-0:i386 libpangoxft-1.0-0:i386 librtmp0:i386 libxft2:i386


followed by these 3 commands:


sudo apt-get install libxtst6:i386

sudo apt-get install libsm6:i386

sudo apt-get install libstdc++6:i386


If you receive an error message telling you that packages for certain libraries, for example libpangox-1.0-0, could not be found, simply run Mikogo regardless of the message.


How to install Mikogo in Ubuntu 12.04

This article will shortly describe how to install Mikogo 4.5 in Ubuntu the correct way.

1. Get the files

Download the latest package from Mikogo Linux Download. One can do it with browser or by typing the following command in Terminal:





2. Decompress the archive

Mikogo files are downloaded in tar.gz archive, which can be decompressed with the built in tar command


tar xzf mikogo.tar.gz

which creates “mikogo4.5″ directory in your home folder.

3. Move files

Next step is to move the files somewhere more safe and appropriate. I have chosen usr/lib, because I believe Mikogo should lie next to rest of the applications; therefore it needs to be done “as admin”.


sudo mv mikogo4.5 /usr/lib/

4. Create a symlink

Each application should have an easy access from the Terminal by unique phrase, in this case it will be “mikogo”.


sudo ln -s /usr/lib/mikogo4.5/mikogo /usr/bin/mikogo

Now, every time you want to open Mikogo from terminal, just type “mikogo” and hit enter.

5. Launcher

To get this thing on Unity, laucher needs to be created, specifically, .desktop file in “/usr/share/applications”

Save as this icon and move it to /usr/lib/mikogo4.5/:



Create new the file with


sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/mikogo.desktop

Then copy-paste this into the file, save it and close it.









[Desktop Entry]



Comment=Mikogo Desktop Sharing Tool





Open Terminal, type “mikogo” and hit enter. You should see this:


Don’t forget to right click the Mikogo icon and set it to “Lock to launcher” for easy access in future.


(Source: - Thank you Gundars Mēness)


My settings and company logo integration are not saved (Linux version)


To ensure Mikogo can save your settings, the folder permissions “Delete and Write” (or sometimes called “Create and Delete”) should be added to the extracted Mikogo folder. To do this right-click the extracted Mikogo folder, select Properties, and go to the Permissions tab. Here you should change the permissions for the user and the user group to “Delete and Write” (or sometimes called “Create and Delete”).

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