Ubuntu – Mendeley won’t start Ubuntu 16.04.2


Im using Ubuntu 16.04.2 together with mendeley. When I want to start mendeley by clicking on the launcher icon, nothing happens. Launching mendeleydesktop via shell leads to:

QSslSocket: cannot resolve SSLv2_client_method
QSslSocket: cannot resolve SSLv2_server_method

The strange thing is, when I do ps -e | grep mendel the output shows two processes:

pid1    install-mendele <defunct>
pid2    mendeleydesktop

where pid2 = pid1+1.
The first process most probably is


When I kill both processes manually, mendeley starts again. Does anyone know, how to solve that?

Best Answer

  • There are some missing libraries, it seems. On Debian Stretch, I had to:

    sudo apt-get install libssl1.0-dev
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