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ESC201 11-01-2008 12:02 PM

Error: "libdmx.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"
 
Hi all, I am working on installing Compiz on my system. My distro is BackTrack3 which is based off of Slackware. (If it matters, I followed this tutorial.) I got some errors with the Compiz commands so I run xdpyinfo and here's my output...
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xdpyinfo: error while loading shared libraries: libdmx.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
After a little bit of time on Google, nothing that could help me came up except for my own post on my distro's forums. Anyone know how I could fix this? Please let me know if I need to supply any more info. Any help or a point in the right direction is awesome. Thanks!

jailbait 11-01-2008 12:07 PM

Possibly the problem is that you have a different version of libdmx installed than version 1. Or libdmx may not be installed. Check to see if you have libdmx installed and if so what version and where is it with:

find / -iname "*libdmx*"

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Steve Stites

ESC201 11-01-2008 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by jailbait (Post 3328356)
Possibly the problem is that you have a different version of libdmx installed than version 1. Or libdmx may not be installed. Check to see if you have libdmx installed and if so what version and where is it with:

find / -iname "*libdmx*"

It doesn't come up with anything so I guess that means it isn't installed? I don't know much of anything about .so files or even what their purpose is. Anyway, I should look for a way to install it, right? (And learn what it does. :) )

jailbait 11-01-2008 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by ESC201 (Post 3328390)

It doesn't come up with anything so I guess that means it isn't installed? I don't know much of anything about .so files or even what their purpose is. Anyway, I should look for a way to install it, right? (And learn what it does. :) )

Right, libdmx is not installed. I don't know what package manager you are using. I am using apt-get with Debian. I have a package called libdmx1 version 1:1.0.2-2 installed. Here is the package description:

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X11 Distributed Multihead extension library
libdmx is an interface to the DMX extension for X, which allows a single
server to be set up as a proxy spanning multiple servers -- not unlike
Xinerama across discrete physical machines.  It can be reconfigured
on the fly to change the layout, and it is presented as a single logical
display to clients.

libdmx allows clients to configure the layout of DMX servers by adding
and removing screens, input devices, et al.

More information about X.Org can be found at:
<URL:http://xorg.freedesktop.org>
<URL:http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/xorg>

This module can be found as the module 'lib/dmx' at
:pserver:anoncvs@cvs.freedesktop.org:/cvs/xorg

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Steve Stites

ESC201 11-01-2008 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by jailbait (Post 3328476)
Right, libdmx is not installed. I don't know what package manager you are using. I am using apt-get with Debian. I have a package called libdmx1 version 1:1.0.2-2 installed. Here is the package description:

I found a .tgz file of it and it seems to be installed correctly. Of course, now I have another problem with Compiz but the purpose of this thread is solved. Thank you very much jailbait. :)

For anyone in the future looking at this with the same problem, I found the libdmx.tgz file at http://mirrors.dotsrc.org/slackware/...0.2-i486-1.tgz


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