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Old 09-09-2004, 11:47 PM   #1
satish427
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Unhappy Xfree86 crashed!!! in Redhat9


My xfree86 has crashed and the GUI is not loading....
I had earlier posted it here some of them sent me some help i shall elaborate

>redhat-config-xfree86 from root
This gave me some GDK error...

I then checked the log file in the path the system showed me in xfree86
there it says that it is not able to load bitmap module and then it unloads it and then says it doesnot exist
similarly it says about the pcidata
these are the two modules it will not load..... and hence i m not able to go into the GUI .....

CroMagnon: U have told me to search for the [particular file but please tell me what to do if i do find it and how to reapir it

If there is any way i can compile the xfree86 or patch it up please tell me...

I have loaded Redhat9 and am new to linux and want ot fight this out.. i dont want to reload the OS RH9 i want to solve the problem here...
 
Old 09-10-2004, 01:01 AM   #2
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Hi satish,

If you can find those two missing files, you need to copy them to their correct locations. I'll assume you're not too comfortable in the command prompt... login as root, and first of all, type:
Code:
updatedb
(this will probably take a while)

/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libbitmap.a

Now, this is the path and file that should exist. See if you can find the file anywhere on your system by typing:
Code:
locate libbitmap.a
this will print anywhere it finds the file on your system. Let's say it prints "/usr/libbitmap.a".
Your next step is to copy it to it's proper location by doing this:
Code:
cp /usr/libbitmap.a /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libbitmap.a
Do the same for the other file, /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libpcidata.a

If you can't find these files on your system, you will likely have to reinstall X windows using your RedHat CD and the rpm command. I'm not too hot on my rpm, so I won't try and tell you how to do that - you could post a query in the RedHat group for a better response in that case.

Good luck!
 
  


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