I am running Debian and the latest stable version of libstdc++6 (provided by Debian) does not include the versions necessary to run the GUI.

CXXABI_1.3.9 and GLIBCXX_3.4.21

I spoke to a friend who is running Ubuntu and has the same problem. Does the GUI work on Linux as Debian and its fork Ubuntu are the most widely used distros?

Is there a way to get this working as I doubt users are expected to copile gcc and g++ just to run the GUI.

I already have gcc-4.9 g++-4.9.

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    This issue seems to vary from person to person, but this definitely needs to be addressed for those who are having these problems even if it is a smaller portion of those on linux it is working fine for. This is why we have beta releases :)
    – samwellj
    Dec 28, 2016 at 13:04
  • I can start the UI (start-gui.sh) without a problem on 64-bit Ubuntu 16.04.
    – Lorax
    Dec 28, 2016 at 16:53
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    Linux is widely used by Monero users as they understand that Apple and Windows are spyware.
    – pl55
    Dec 28, 2016 at 18:27
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    could you please sum up the installation requirements? I can't start it on a basic Debian 64 installation. Thanks, Chris
    – chris
    Dec 29, 2016 at 8:57
  • Download monero.gui.linux.x64.beta.tar.bz2. Extract it. Go inside the monero-wallet-gui folder. Run "./start-gui.sh" with the command line.
    – Lorax
    Dec 29, 2016 at 16:56

2 Answers 2


install curl-devel libcurl glib-devel libtool

  • Can you edit your answer to clarify that you are recommending the use of a specific command to help solve the problem?
    – Smart Kid
    Jul 20, 2017 at 19:28

Linux beta binaries are built on Ubuntu 16.04. No sure which GCC version Fluffypony used but the downloadable bins on buildserver are built with GCC 5.4.0. Until next release we will try to complete a fully static linux build or at least bins targeted for other distros.

  • I don't know why the Debian repos are so far behind. We are on 4.9.2. I tried to upgrade using the "testing" repos but they require altering half my system to install. Do you perhaps know an easier way to upgrade?
    – pl55
    Dec 28, 2016 at 18:24

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