Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Problems with Lotus Notes 8.5 under Ubuntu Karmic Koala

Lotus Notes does not work under the new Ubuntu. The application starts, but the internal window area contains nothing and does not redraw. Click a menu and if it overlaps with the main window, a part of the menu stays there after you close it. The main window contains nothing but garbage. Actually, nothing strange, since 99% of Notes databases contain nothing but garbage, but you can't even pretend you're working!
The problem is deep inside Notes (and Ubuntu). Go here: Ubuntu 9.10 Lotus Notes 8.5 grab a TGZ archive with four shared libraries and copy the libraries to /opt/ibm/lotus/notes, start Notes and do something useless there.

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