You may get the notice “Could not access ‘/lib64/Id-linux-x86’: no such file or directory” when using Linux.

This warning appears when the computer fails to locate a shared library file required by a software application. Possible root causes of this problem include insufficient or damaged system files; or out-of-date software; or improper permissions.

This post I’ll investigate the many reasons for this error message and offer suggestions for fixing it.

Identify Problem Causes – Could not open ‘/lib64/

Problems with “Could not access ‘/lib64/Id-linux-x86’: no such file or directory” and how to fix them. – Message of Defeat! 😉

There are multiple potential causes for this error message in Linux.

Lost or Corrupted Operating System Files:

Some of the most typical reasons for this problem are: Lost or Corrupted Operating System Files: A missing or damaged system file is typically the root cause of this error message.

Several Linux applications rely on the /lib64/ shared library file.

The inability to run the requested file indicates that the file is either not present or has become corrupt.

Moreover, this error message might be caused by using out-of-date software.

‘/lib64/’ may no longer be supported by your OS if you are using an out-of-date version of a software that uses it.

When this occurs, the error message may appear.

No Sufficiant Permissions

The “Could not access ‘/lib64/Id-linux-x86’: no such file or directory” problem can also be caused by incorrect permissions.

A system-wide inability to access the file might be the cause of the error message if the appropriate permissions have not been configured.

Fixes for the error “Could not access ‘/lib64/Id-linux-x86’: no such file or directory” Message of Defeat:

Now that we know what may be triggering this error message, we can look into potential fixes.
Please re-install the package:

Potential Fixes for: Could not open ‘/lib64/

If a system file is either missing or damaged – reinstalling the package that contains the file should fix the error message.

Package managers are available for most Linux distributions and can be used for this purpose.
If you’re running Ubuntu, you may reinstall the package with this command: Type: sudo apt-get install —reinstall PACKAGE-NAME

Find the package containing “/lib64/” and change “PACKAGE-NAME” to the name of that package.

Run the software again after reinstalling the package – to determine whether the problem still persists.
If an old version of the programme is to blame for the error message; updating to the most recent version of the programme will fix the problem.

The software in your Linux distribution may be kept up-to-date by using the distribution’s package manager.

  • If you are using Ubuntu – for instance, you may use this command to update all of your packages at once: Upgrade and update using sudo apt-get
  • Once you have installed the update, restart the programme to see whether the issue has been fixed.
  • If the error notice indicates that the file’s permissions are wrong, use the chmod command to rectify the situation.
  • The command sudo chmod 755 /lib64/ will do this.
  • This command grants the file’s owner read, write, and execute access, as well as read and execute access to the file’s group and all other users.
  • Please relaunch the application after modifying the permissions.

check to see if the problem with the error message has been fixed.

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Questions & Answers (FAQs):

An explanation of what a shared library file is and how it works. There are times when numerous applications need access to the same set of data or code, and this is where a shared library file comes in handy.

Because of this, the system needs less memory and less storage space, and the applications may work together more efficiently.

Where can I locate the package that includes the file “/lib64/Id-linux-x86”?

To locate the ‘/lib64/’ package, utilise the package manager included with your Linux distribution. For instance, the following command may be used to look for the package on Ubuntu: through sudo apt-file search

IF You use this command, you may see which packages include the item in question.
The package manager may be used again to reinstall the software.

What do the chmod numbers represent?

To change a file’s permissions, use the chmod command and a three-digit code.

Permissions for the file’s owner are indicated by the first digit, those for the file’s groups by the second, and those for everyone else by the third. The digits stand for the following authorizations: 4: permission reading

Authorization Number Two: Putting It In Writing

First, be granted approval to do anything.

For instance, “755” grants full read/write/execute access to the file’s owner, while only granting read/write/execute access to the file’s group and other users.


It’s upsetting to see “Could not access ‘/lib64/’: no such file or directory,” but there are several ways to fix the problem.

By figuring out what triggered the problem and fixing it, you may be back to using Linux normally in no time; if the problem persists despite your efforts, you may want to visit the support forums or online communities associated with your Linux distribution for more assistance.

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James R. Kindly

My Name is James R. Kindly i am the founder and primary author of Storaclix, a website dedicated to providing valuable resources and insights on Linux administration, Oracle administration, and Storage. With over 20 years of experience as a Linux and Oracle database administrator, i have accumulated extensive knowledge and expertise in managing complex IT infrastructures and databases.

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