KokuaNT is available for testing.

Request for volunteers to test KokuaNT (new tools) for Linux 32 bit, Linux 64 bit, and Windows platforms. Linux versions will likely not run on any distribution older than Debian Stable, aka Jessie. Several distributions follow Debian Stable and KokuaNT should work on those. Initial testing on Linux Mint 17.1 64 bit was successful.

If this is your first time to test a Kokua experimental viewer please review our testing Best Practices.

We need someone with Mac OS-X Yosemite to build a Mac version. Past Mac build is on an earlier OS-X and due to other uses it cannot be upgraded to Yosemite at this time. Potential volunteers can contact me via email at nickyperian@yahoo.com.

For linux users who want to compile/build KokuaNT; instructions are in the repository README.

27 Responses to “KokuaNT is available for testing.”

  1. Gavin Hird

    Sent you an email for the Mac build

  2. André

    I will try tonight….

  3. Jenni

    Is there a download link for the (Linux) test build? On Bitbucket the latest I see is 3.7.29 build 37534… is that the one?

  4. NickyP
  5. Topaz

    Thanks for this Nicky ..
    I will test on Arch x64 (LightDm/Cinnamon)
    Also on my test rig Fedora 22 (GDM/Wayland)
    I will try to test on Gnome session on Wayland as soon as I can get it to place nice with the latest nVidia drivers :-)

  6. André

    diden’t work on OpenSUSE x64… sorry. Maybe other linux repo’s can generate some log files …

  7. NickyP

    can you get a backtrace?

    instructions has –args which may not be required.

    Topaz Harley reported:
    Hey Nicky

    Firstly great job on the new NT viewer, running great on Arch Linux with nVidia v352,21

    One minor issue I noticed in the console on start up is:

    Fontconfig error: Cannot load default config file

    This occurs on my Fedora 22 installation also.

    Getting some great FPS figures with Advanced Lighting Model enabled and dd at 256m .. 35 -50 FPS on my home sim.

    Thanks for all your hard work, good luck with the new viewer, please let me know if I can be of any further help.


  8. Jane

    Thank you guys soooo much for your work on a Linux Viewer! LL really sucks on this. I LOVE YOU!!!

  9. Lukas

    I checked out KokuaNT’s basic viewer functionality on x86_64 Mageia 5 and it ran great – no lag, no crashes, no problems! The fontconfig error mentioned earlier appeared on the console but I did not experience any apparent side effects from it.

    Using the same settings, KokuaNT ran faster and used far fewer resources on my system than the latest 64 bit Linux version of that other popular viewer. Rendering improved as well.


  10. NickyP

    Glad it worked for you.

    I just uploaded http://sourceforge.net/projects/kokua.team-purple.p/files/KokuaNT/Kokua_NT_64_Test_3_8_1_37896_x86_64.tar.bz2/download

    I haven’t tested on linux but windows didn’t show any problems.
    This has the experience tools feature that LindenLab recently make available.

  11. Lukas

    I did a quick test and Kokua_NT_64_Test_3_8_1_37896_x86_64 ran successfully on Mageia 5. This update gets the same review from me as Kokua_NT_Test_3_7_31_37617_x86_64. I didn’t have a chance to check out the experience tools.

  12. Jenni

    It appears to work fine on Kubuntu 15.04 64bit, though since it doesn’t have RLV yet I could not test it extensively.

  13. Jenni

    Update: The experience tools don’t seem to work entirely. I don’t see a menu option for them (i.e. what on the official viewer is under Me->Experiences).

    Upon looking up experiences in the land tab I get his error when trying to browse existing experiences (and clicking on details): “Could not add experience to the grid list. Server didn’t provide grid info: 499 STATUS_ERROR. Please check if the loginuri is correct and contact support of experience.”

  14. NickyP

    Ill need to add the Me->Experiences floater.
    not sure where to put the menu item. Will take suggestions. It will be at top of Commands but, its needed at another location

  15. Jenni

    How about under View->Experiences? Not sure which section there though.

  16. Jessica

    So, I downloaded the Viewer from the Linux 64 bit link above, unpacked and tried to run it, but nothing happens. I have no idea why. I am using the new Linux Mint 17.2

  17. NickyP

    Please open a terminal, cd into the install directory and start kokua with ‘./kokua’ .

    The print out will show any missing shared library dependencies.

  18. André

    KokuaNT doesn’t work on most linux repos,
    Only on Windows …

  19. NickyP

    It works on debian stable and those derived from it. I have tested it on Debian (Jessie), Ubuntu 14.04, and Linux Mint 17.1/2.

    I have reports of it working on Arch and Fedora.

  20. Toppy


    Try the following command ..

    $ ldd //bin/do-not-directly-run-kokua-bin

    This will list all libraries required by Kokua and whether they are found or missing.
    Install the missing libraries from your distribution repos.

    (Note that some required libraries are included with Kokua in the kokua/lib64 folder, you can create links to these libraries or copy them to your system library directories.)

    Hope this helps, good luck :-)

  21. Toppy

    Edit: command line should read

    $ ldd /kokua-directory/bin/do-not-directly-run-kokua-bin

  22. Toppy

    KokuaNT x64 works well on Linux !

    I have tested it on Arch, Fedora and SteamOS (Debian 8)

  23. Jessica

    Hello and thank you so much for your help. So, I entered the ldd command and 4 libraries were not found, 2 of them I installed from the Application Manager and another 2 I copied from the Kokua libs folder. Eventually all were found. Then I entered ./kokua and got the following: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.20′ not found.
    How can I solve this? libstdc++6 seems to be present.

  24. NickyP

    this has libstdc++ packaged with the viewer plus additional updates.
    sourceforge our download provider has problems and I can’t upload to there now. this update is on bitbucket.

  25. Jessica

    Cool, thank you Nicky, that version works fine on Mint 17.2. Only thing I noticed was that I cannot copy and paste text into IMs, for example when I copy or url. Then I see Geometry Overload Protection is enabled by default. That prevents my grass from rendering.

  26. Toppy


    Sourceforge been corrupting more opensource software again ? lol

  27. NickyP