Linux - SoftwareThis forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I posted earlier but realized that my problem is not only for one user but actually for all...KDE, which used to run just fine, is choking completely when I "startx" or "startkde." The only thing I've changed is added Skype, which required some qt tweaking. I also added "/usr/local/thekompany/lib" to my ld.so.conf file so that Skype could find a file it needed. I have commented out that line, run "ldconfig," restarted the computer (gack, a sin!) and lo and behold, it now works.
I'm running RedHat 8.0 with KDE 3.0.5 and noticed this problem initially when trying to run VNC. But then I logged out, KDE wouldn't start, and I got a "check your installation" error.
I believe the problem may be that at one point I tried to upgrade my KDE installation and that adding "/usr/local/thekompany/lib" to my ld.so.conf file then confused the "startkde" script? I seem to have solved the problem by making simlinks from /usr/local/lib to the two files in "/usr/local/thekompany/lib" that Skype needed to run...and now Skype runs and I can also login (whew!) to KDE.
My question is that while I seem to have solved the problem and put the fire out, I don't really know WHY this worked or what I actually did wrong to begin with. Anyone out there have any ideas or know of a good place to learn more about ld.so.conf and how it can mess things up if too many directories get added?