First of all, sorry for my bad english.

I want to build a cessna sim, so I found the SimVim Homepage and i'm very excited about the SimVim-Project.
I use X-Plane 10 and the Cockpit Plugin V0.9.43 with an Mega 2650 + Ethernet-Shield.
After some Problems with the LAN connection (I used a Switch instead of a Router) now everything is fine and the Mega also works fine.
Now I wanted to test SimVimPanel.
I installed the latest Raspbian Buster lite Version (its the version without Desktop) on my Raspberry Pi 3B+ and SimVimPanel V4 with Cessna-Panel in the Modules Directory
Starting SimVimPanel4 I get an Error Message:
"error while loading shared libraries: libGLU.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"
I'm not very familiar with Linux, so my question:
-Can someone help me to solve this problem?

Thanks and Regards

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Oct 10, 2019 in SimVimPanel by

2 Answers

You need the desktop system version for Raspberry - the lite version is missing the necessary graphics libraries.

Oct 12, 2019 by
Thank you for your prompt reply.
Is it also possible to install the appropriate libraries in the Lite version?
If so, which libs need to be installed ?


Now I installed Raspbian Buster with desktop.
-If I start it without GUI, I get the same Error like starting the Lite Version:
"error while loading shared libraries: libGLU.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"
- If I start Buster (with Desktop) GUI and open an Command Window, everything ist fine. SimVimPanel4 starts without any Eroor Message...

But how can I create an Autostart of SimVimPanel ?

In SimVimPanel3 (runs under Raspbian Lite) I created 2 Lines in /etc/rc.local File that starts an Bash File.
( https://simvim.com/simcom/index.php/82/how-to-launch-simvimpanel-on-rpi-startup )
If i do the same in Buster with Desktop, I get an Segmentation Fault.

Any suggestions about the Problems ?
Unfortunately I am not familiar with Linux at all...

Hi there,

I have the same problem with SimVimPanel V4 and the error message:

"error while loading shared libraries: libGLU.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"

I  have a raspberry pi 3 a+ and running raspbian buster desktop version and reserved 128 mb for gpu.

Simvim panel v3 runs without problem. Is there any help?


Best answer


further down in this thread I asked about the same problem. Meanwhile I found a solution to get SimVimPane V4 beta running with raspian buster.

1. Have rapian buster Desktop installed.

2. Download SimVimPanel_Raspberry and unzip the folder to /home/pi/

3. Start a terminal from the desktop and enter:

          sudo apt-get update --fix-missing     (takes a while wait until finished)

4. Then enter the following:

         apt-get install freeglut3-dev g++       (accept the question to continue)

5. After reboot you should be able to start SimVimPanel without a problem.

   It worked for me this way.

Dec 4, 2019 by
Thanks for your Solution.
I'll try it in the next few days.
Do you have a sollution for me to autostart SimVimPanel after Powering on the Raspi ?



none of the solutions I've read (rc.local, system service, .bashrc) worked for me.

So if you have the SimVimPanel folder in /home/pi/ do the following:

Open a terminal and make sure you are in your home folder (/home/pi) and then enter:

nano .profile

Put the following two lines at the very end of this file:

cd /home/pi/SimVimPanel_Raspberry


Save the file with <cntrl>o and exit >cntrl>x

After reboot the raspberry should autostart into SimVimPanel and have fun.

There is one thing I have not done yet and that is disabling the screensaver function.

1. Open a terminal and make sure you are in /home/pi

2. Create a file with:

     nano start_simvim.sh

3. Enter the following two lines:

    cd /home/pi/SimVimPanel_Raspberry


4. Save the file and exit nano

5. Make the file executable:

    chmod 755 start_simvim.sh

6. To autostart and make sure the display does not go blank after a few minutes do the following in the open terminal:

     sudo nano /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart

7. Comment the line starting with @lxpanel...  (put a # in front)


8. Add the following at the end of this file:

    @xset -dpms s off


9. Save and exit, then reboot

This solution worked for me. In case you stop SimVimPanel by pressing the ESC button this solution hides the menubar on the desktop. If you want to do anything else in this situation, you can right click on the waste basket and open  the filemanager and start a bash terminal from /bin as an example.