Quote Originally Posted by petran79 View Post
does it matter whether they are open or closed source drivers? I have the closed source ones and perhaps this might be the problem, as seen in the article I linked.

because other OpenGL applications and emulators work without issues.
The problem noted in the article (mailing list) that you linked has since been resolved if you are using the latest version of fceux. what version of ubuntu are you running? you need to make sure that you have all the dependencies as well as the "-dev" package of the dependencies installed on your system