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Old 06-05-2006, 03:11 PM   #1
Nocker
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problem starting slackware


hi, i'm quite new at this, i've got slackware 10.2 installed on a second harddrive, when i booy into it and login as root, i can't start kde at all, i've tried init 4 and it comes up with /opt/kde/bin/kdm error loading sharied libarys libX11.so.6, i did a full install please can someone help me with the right commands to load up the kde...

thanks

Gav
 
Old 06-05-2006, 03:24 PM   #2
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Where is libX11.so.6?
Code:
find /usr -name libX11.so.6
If it's in /usr/X11R6/lib, is /usr/X11R6/lib in /etc/ld.so.conf?
Code:
echo /usr/X11R6/lib >> /etc/ld.so.conf
Have you run ldconfig
Code:
ldconfig
 
Old 06-05-2006, 05:37 PM   #3
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i can't find it

i can't seem to find that file libX11.so.6 should it been installed when the rest was? i did a full install and it didn't say any errors, could it be the kernel? i'm using the test26 one?

should i start again did i chose something i shouldn't of?
 
Old 06-05-2006, 11:07 PM   #4
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It doesn't look like a kernel problem. It should have been installed with everything else, but it looks like something's gone wrong. Do you have libX11.so.6.2 (it should be in /usr/X11R6/lib)?

Also, you should create a normal user account and use that for logging into a GUI. Only use root when you need to, it's safer that way.
 
  


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