I recently installed Opensuse 13.1 64 bits as dual boot on a Dell laptop.
Things look ok but I tried to install an old program I used before and I got the following message :
error while loading shared libraries : libX11.so.6 : cannot open shared object file : No such file or directory
So, something called libX11.so.6 is clearly missing. The software I’m using is rather old and most likely 32 bits (it used to work
on previous 32 bit Opensuse installations like 11.4).
but I’m a bit concerned as it requires all sort of other stuff I’m not sure about (see under “Requires”).
I’d rather do it through Yast but even there I did not find something called exactly like that and it warned me
that it was going to uninstall other things. So I got worried and gave up.
It’s not a commercial or normally available package. I think it was compiled around 2008.
I now have a much bigger problem : Yast crashes every time I use it. it starts, lets you select the packages,
and crashes soon after pressing ACCEPT. rebooting does not help.
The only thing I can think of is that I aborted/cancelled some installations of X11 packages before.
/usr/lib64/libX11.so.6 is definitely available, you wouldn’t be able to boot your system without it.
But maybe you’re just missing the 32bit variant? (this would be the package “libX11-6-32bit” included in the distribution)
And please don’t install the one you mentioned in the first post! This will completely wreck your 64bit system!