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Slicer 2.6 on Ubuntu

Notes for installing Slicer 2.6 on Ubuntu:

  • Slicer requires csh, which isn't installed by default on some Ubuntu distributions. It can be found in Synaptic (Berkeley version).

If you are having problems with OpenGL:

To verify your OpenGL installation is working, run the command


To install an NVIDIA graphics driver that supports OpenGL:

sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx nvidia-kernel-common
sudo nvidia-glx-config enable

Edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to change 'nv' to 'nvidia' in this section:

Section "Device"
         Identifier      "NVIDIA Corporation NV41 [Quadro FX 3450/4000 SDI]"
         Driver          "nvidia"
         BusID           "PCI:5:0:0"

To install an ATI graphics driver that supports OpenGL:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-$(uname -r)
sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx
sudo depmod -a
sudo aticonfig --initial
sudo aticonfig --overlay-type=Xv