Only got this
/opt/GOG Games/Wasteland 1 - The Original Classic$ ./start.sh
Running Wasteland 1 - The Original Classic
/opt/GOG Games/Wasteland 1 - The Original Classic$
Hey, sorry. Was out the whole day.
I've tested Ubuntu 14.10 with this game yesterday, the distro already comes with all the necessary dependencies as I was able to run the game just by booting Ubuntu in live cd mode.
Try running the start.sh file in terminal again but this time as root: sudo ./start.sh
If all else fails you can try to download the tarball version and try to run that, personally I prefer using tarballs, I have more control over the file contents in general.