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Old 09-26-2009, 04:14 PM   #1
mharris1984
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Help needed to start X


Hi People,

I've been using ubuntu for a while but I want to learn more about the underlying linux system so I have decided to switch to slackware.

The installation was fine and most things seem to be working correctly. However, I cannot startx. After much googling and trying various things, I dont know what else I can do.

Here is a screen dump, sorry for the length of it but I do not know which sections are of importance.

I think the problem might be something to do with the line:
"error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1 cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"

Where can I get this libGL.so.1 file and where should it be saved?


Any help is much appreciated,

Martyn.



Code:
root@MARTYNDESKTOP:~# startx
xauth:  creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.3211


X.Org X Server 1.6.3
Release Date: 2009-7-31
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Slackware 13.0 Slackware Linux Project
Current Operating System: Linux MARTYNDESKTOP 2.6.29.6-smp #2 SMP Mon Aug 17 00:52:54 CDT 2009 i686
Build Date: 03 August 2009  06:51:50PM

        Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
        to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
        (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
        (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat Sep 26 19:49:01 2009
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(EE) AIGLX error: dlopen of /usr/lib/xorg/modules/dri/swrast_dri.so failed (/usr/lib/xorg/modules/dri/swrast_dri.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
(EE) GLX: could not load software renderer
xset:  bad font path element (#23), possible causes are:
    Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
    Directory missing fonts.dir
    Incorrect font server address or syntax
startkde: Starting up...
kdeinit4: preparing to launch /usr/lib/kde4/libexec/klauncher
kdeinit4: preparing to launch /usr/bin/kded4
kdeinit4: preparing to launch /usr/bin/kbuildsycoca4
kbuildsycoca4 running...
kbuildsycoca4(3290)/kdecore (KService) KServicePrivate::init: The desktop entry file  "/usr/share/applications/kde4/koffice.desktop"  has Type= "Application"  but no Exec line

kbuildsycoca4(3290)/kdecore (KService) KBuildServiceFactory::createEntry: Invalid Service :  "/usr/share/applications/kde4/koffice.desktop"
kdeinit4: preparing to launch /usr/bin/kbuildsycoca4
kbuildsycoca4 running...
kbuildsycoca4(3293)/kdecore (KService) KServicePrivate::init: The desktop entry file  "/usr/share/applications/kde4/koffice.desktop"  has Type= "Application"  but no Exec line

kbuildsycoca4(3293)/kdecore (KService) KBuildServiceFactory::createEntry: Invalid Service :  "/usr/share/applications/kde4/koffice.desktop"
kdeinit4: preparing to launch /usr/lib/kde4/libexec/kconf_update
kded(3288): Communication problem with  "kded" , it probably crashed.
Error message was:  "org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply" : " "Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken." "

kdeinit4: preparing to launch /usr/bin/kcminit_startup
kdeinit4: preparing to launch /usr/bin/ksmserver
ksmserver: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
startkde: Shutting down...
klauncher: Exiting on signal 15
klauncher: Exiting on signal 1
kded(3289): "Error launching kconf_update. Either KLauncher is not running anymore, or it failed to start the application."

startkde: Running shutdown scripts...
startkde: Done.

waiting for X server to shut down kded4: Fatal IO error: client killed
error setting MTRR (base = 0xd0000000, size = 0x10000000, type = 1) Invalid argument (22)
 
Old 09-26-2009, 04:29 PM   #2
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Usually it's a good idea to run a search 1st. This link might help:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...arting-751128/
 
Old 09-27-2009, 11:52 AM   #3
mharris1984
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Hi pddm,

Thanks for your reply.

I did actually come across that thread while while doing my searchings. Unfortunately it doesn't contain anything of use as I have tried the suggestions made in it with no success. Looking at the OP's screen dump it looks as if he is suffering from a different error to mine.
 
Old 09-27-2009, 12:27 PM   #4
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I have managed to fix this problem,

Using the package browser on the slackware site I was able to find out that the missing libGL.so.1 file is contained in the mesa-7.5-i486-1.txz package.

I downloaded this package and installed it with pkgtool and now everything works
 
  


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