Newbie Trying to Install Chitubox on Ubuntu 18.04 - Help !

Dominic 2020-2-9 7698

Hello All,

I am a newbie to linux and 3D printing and am attempting to install Chitubox 1.6.3 on Ubuntu 18.04

I have downloaded the free version and read the readme file running the following commands :

sudo apt install libgl1-mesa-dev
sudo apt-get install libssl1.0-dev

I'm now completely stuck and dont know how to proceed.  Has Chitubox installed and if so how do I launch it please ?

Any and all help gratefully recieved as I really need a step by step nugget's guide.

Kind Regards,


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  • Guest 2020-2-28
    Quote 2Floor

    Hello Dominic,

    The file you downloaded (chitubox_vX.X.X.tar.gz) need to be extracted first. You can create a folder ~/app and extract il here. You just have to double click on the link named AppRun to run Chitubox.

    The commands you have ran have installed some dependencies that the program uses.

    I hope it will help you !

  • Nicolás Herrera 2020-5-5
    Quote 3Floor

    could you pass the mac installer to my email thank you very much!
  • 2020-9-4
    Quote 4Floor
    the app doesn't run when i use the apprun executable.  i ran the commands in the read me file and it changed nothing.  in fact, the comand line "sudo apt-get install libssl1.0-dev" came back with nothing. 

    i just got a elegoo mars and was really excited to get started with making some mini's and dice masters for molds, but have hit a major snag.  
  • Guest 2020-9-28
    Quote 5Floor
    Hi Dominic,
    Have you tried running the executable via the terminal? And if it didn't work, what errors are you getting?
  • Guest 2020-12-30
    Quote 6Floor
    it's libssl1.1-dev ion ubuntu 18.04 and later

    on Ubuntu 20.10 I get this

    QSslSocket: cannot resolve CRYPTO_num_locks
    QSslSocket: cannot resolve CRYPTO_set_id_callback
    QSslSocket: cannot resolve CRYPTO_set_locking_callback
    QSslSocket: cannot resolve ERR_free_strings
    QSslSocket: cannot resolve EVP_CIPHER_CTX_cleanup
    QSslSocket: cannot resolve EVP_CIPHER_CTX_init
    QSslSocket: cannot resolve sk_new_null
    QSslSocket: cannot resolve sk_push
    QSslSocket: cannot resolve sk_free
    QSslSocket: cannot resolve sk_num
    QSslSocket: cannot resolve sk_pop_free
    QSslSocket: cannot resolve sk_value
    QSslSocket: cannot resolve SSL_library_init
    QSslSocket: cannot resolve SSL_load_error_strings
    QSslSocket: cannot resolve SSL_get_ex_new_index
    QSslSocket: cannot resolve SSLv3_client_method
    QSslSocket: cannot resolve SSLv23_client_method
    QSslSocket: cannot resolve SSLv3_server_method
    QSslSocket: cannot resolve SSLv23_server_method
    QSslSocket: cannot resolve X509_STORE_CTX_get_chain
    QSslSocket: cannot resolve OPENSSL_add_all_algorithms_noconf
    QSslSocket: cannot resolve OPENSSL_add_all_algorithms_conf
    QSslSocket: cannot resolve SSLeay
    Incompatible version of OpenSSL

    Reading up on this points to chitubox using symbols which have been _removed_ from Debian Stretch. The pacakge needs remaking against a current distribution (even better, turn it into a .deb file)
  • Guest 2021-1-8
    Quote 7Floor

    Open terminal and type

    sudo su (changed to su)

    apt update (update whats available)

    apt upgrade (upgrade all your software)

    apt install synaptic (makes it easier to see whats what)

    synaptic (go & check/install)

    in synaptic search libssl (below is mine xubuntu 18.04.5

    exit synaptic

    download chitubox linux

    extract to a folder you can find.

    Open a terminal in that folder

    then check folder ls

    me:~/Downloads/chitubox_1.8.0/CHITUBOX 1.8 Beta$ ls

    AppRun  CHITUBOX lib  plugins  qml  qt.conf  resource  saves  translations

    Then run ./CHITUBOX

    me:~/Downloads/chitubox_1.8.0/CHITUBOX 1.8 Beta$ ./CHITUBOX

    If it has errors you’ll see them in the terminal else it loads & runs.

    I get the oddSegmentation fault so have changed auto save to 5 minutes

  • Guest 2021-1-8
    Quote 8Floor
    dont know why all the spacing except I used the advanced editor