After upgrading from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 I found gimp couldn’t access the shared libraries it needed, most likely an error with symbolic links as described by lovelyindia in this post.
He managed to fix the issue by removing gimp and purging the offending libraries and then letting apt deal with […]
./blender connect failed: No such file or directory ndof: spacenavd not found AL lib: pulseaudio.c:331: PulseAudio returned minreq > tlength/2; expect break up Floating point exception
Download and install the associated package to your processor from here : https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/oneiric/+package/python-openal
Restart your computer and the issue should now be resolved.