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Old 05-17-2001, 10:45 PM   #1
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I continue having problem upgrading my XFree86 and GNOME, KDE desktops, I did as follows:

1. I installed RedHat 6.1
2. It works cool, Gnome and KDE desktops run ok.
3. I wanted to upgrade XFree86 to ver. 4.03
4. After upgrading, now I ainīt able to run neither desktop.

When I run startkde, some error messages I get are:
Kfm: cannot find link to X server
Krootwm: cannot find link to X server.
Kcontrol: cannot find link to X server.

and when I run gnome-session, this is the error I get:

cannot open display.

So, what should I do in order to set up those desktops (Gnome and KDE) in order to work with XFree86 ver. 4.0.3?

Thanks !
 
Old 05-18-2001, 07:33 AM   #2
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You might need to upgrade them as well. Have you reconfigured X after upgrading it?
 
Old 05-18-2001, 12:27 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply...

I tried to run XF86Setup -configure utility and it seemed to hang. So I use xf86config, and I entered the description of my hardware: mouse, keyboard, monitor, video card. After that I run: startx and it runs quite well, but now I donīt have either desktops (Gnome or KDE), just xterm only. It seems that I need to reconfigurate those desktop so that they recognize that there is another Xwindow installed and running on my system and not the old one (I previously removed it off my disk). It seems to me, that I need to set up Gnome or KDE so that they can find the links to the new Xwindow that Iīve just upgrade, but I donīt know how.

Thanks for any advice.
 
Old 05-18-2001, 01:09 PM   #4
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I haven't heard of them being incompatible but you might need to upgrade them, they might not have the correct libraries to run with the newer version of xfree86. you will want to either check out each of their web sites and or the http://www.xfree86.org site.
 
Old 05-23-2001, 02:08 PM   #5
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I don't really think you need to upgrade them. The problem seems to be that when you installed the new X, it didn't preserve the link to your X server binary.

In other distros (RH 7.1 for example) you can make a link from /usr/X11R6/bin/X to /usr/X11R6/bin/Xwrapper instead of directly to the server binary.

Check out XFree86.org for more documentation. Also, go back over the README that came with the version you have. Almost every time I screw up an install, I find my mistakes in that file. If you didn't use it to perform the install, you could have any number of issues.

Good Luck
 
Old 05-23-2001, 02:48 PM   #6
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Thanks for your suggestions, I will take a look at those text files again to check it out. But I have read them several time and they do don't mention anything about how to link Gnome and Kde with the new installed version. All the Install and another document say is how to install the new version from scratch or over the old version by doing this:

1. $/sh install.sh (installation file)
2. $/XF86Config -configure (an utility that came with the new version for seting up XFree86)
3. Reboot.

After that I run startx, and all I get is three Xterm Windows, so, I tried to run switchdesk utility, and nothing happened after restarting startx...

So, I am lost now, my logical sense tells me after I installed XFree86 and ensure it works, I need to set up Gnome or Kde too, but I donīt know how what to do,,,

Thanks for your advices and tips !

Regards

 
  


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