If you're like me and you prefer to run a distro other than CentOS or RedHat Enterprise on your laptop or workstation, you may have run into problems trying to install and run ArcSight Console. So here are a couple of quick hack/fix tips that can get you up and running.
1) The problem: The installer won't run. It gives the following error:
error while loading shared libraries: libc.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
sed -i 's/export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL/#xport LD_ASSUME_KERNEL/g' ArcSight-22.214.171.12406.0-Console-Linux.bin
2) The problem: When I try to run the installer or a previously installed console, I get the following error:
java: xcb_xlib.c:50: xcb_xlib_unlock: Assertion `c->xlib.lock' failed.
sed -i 's/XINERAMA/FAKEEXTN/g' $HOME/arcsight/Console/current/jre/lib/i386/xawt/libmawt.so
3) The problem: Some windows don't draw correctly or at all when running the nvidia X11 video driver. I run 'arcsight console' and it hangs.
The fix: Switch back to the lame, non-AIGLX nv driver.
The hack: For some reason, if you run Java inside of strace, it works. (I suspect this has to do with Java threading.) Edit the execjava.sh script in the current/bin/scripts directory. The very last line begins with "$JAVA_HOME/bin/java". Put 'strace' at the beginning of that line. Now run 'arcsight console' like you normally would. Using 'strace' generates a lot of overhead, and will slow the console down, but it runs, which is more than you had before. And if you just can't give up compiz's wobbly windows, this may work for you.