Some functionality in Geneious R10 and earlier (e.g. Primer design, RAxML, EMBOSS tools) doesn't work under 64-bit Linux.

In Geneious R10 onwards, 32-bit compatibility libraries are not required, as all functions use 64-bit executables. 

In earlier Geneious versions you will need to install the 32-bit compatibility libraries in addition to the Linux standard base for some Geneious functionality. If you don't have these installed you may get an error about a missing binary or file.

These can be installed as follows:

In RedHat, CentOS and other Red Hat derived systems:

sudo yum install redhat-lsb-core.i686 redhat-lsb-core

In Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install libc6.i386 lsb-release
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    This seemed to fix my problem, support ticket 2226.

    After installing the ia32-libs, Geneious Pro opens and I guess (not a bioinformatician myself) that my organization's bioinfo people will be happy.

    OS: Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop, 64-bit on a Dell Optiplex.

    Thanks, Hilary.

    Ken Banyas, Henry M. Jackson Foundation