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I just recently got Slack 10.1 and finally got enough guts to trash my old Slack 10 and install 10.1. Installation went fine and I can boot into slack 10.1.
The prblem comes when I try to open X. After choosing which WM I want to use and typing startx I get this little error:
Warning : font renderer for ".tft" already registered at priority 0
Warning : font renderer for ".TFT" already registered at priority 0
Warning : font renderer for ".ttc" already registered at priority 0
Warning : font renderer for ".TTC" already registered at priority 0
Warning : font renderer for ".otf" already registered at priority 0
Warning : font renderer for ".OTF" already registered at priority 0
Warning : font renderer for ".otc" already registered at priority 0
Warning : font renderer for ".OTC" already registered at priority 0
Warning : font renderer for ".pfa" already registered at priority 0
Warning : font renderer for ".PFA" already registered at priority 0
Warning : font renderer for ".pfb" already registered at priority 0
Warning : font renderer for ".PFB" already registered at priority 0
Warning : font renderer for ".BDF" already registered at priority -10
Warning : font renderer for ".PCF" already registered at priority -10
Could not find path element /usr/XR11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID, removing form list
gnome-session : error while loading shared libraries: libpangoft2-1.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory.
Roger that, I will try and post the results later on today.
Oooooo I just remembered today is V Day, and we all know what that means. No hacking tonight. Have to spend some time with your woman...... not your slack box Unless hacking your linux box is your womans's idea of a romantic time!! Haha!!! Doubt it!
Originally posted by masand and since u do not know about pango package ,which might be in any gnome package so install all gnome libs
it is just the pango package only, no need to install everything again unless you have problems. By some off ( it would be pretty unlikely) chance that the pango package does not have the freetype2 backend (actually it would be really unlikely since the rest of gnome was probably built off of this package and it had to have freetype2 support then, but you never know) here are the steps you need to take to make a pango package with what you need (make sure you have freetype-2.1.x installed):
1) get pango from ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources (get the same version as the package was).
2). unpack pango-1.x.x
3). do the following command in your console:
(the above command makes sure pango finds the xft.pc file so it will build xft support into pango which is required for gnome).
4). cd pango-1.x.x
5). ./configure --prefix=/usr (at the end of configure, it will give a summary of what backends will be built. MAKE SURE that xft AND freetype2 are listed)
7). make install (or checkinstall would be better - you can get checkinstall from a slackware mirror under the /extra directory, it will make and install a slackware package for you (which will make it easier to remove/upgrade later on)).
Originally posted by __J 1) get pango from ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources (get the same version as the package was).
Without being able to log into X I am unsure of how I could download this package as I am not up to par with the cli yet? Can someone offer some info on how I can do this?
I think that I can handle the rest.....
you can use links or lynx ( they will save it to whatever directory you are currently in, so make sure you have write access to it).
keep in mind, you only have to build from source in the unlikely event that the pango package is broken. I would use links to go to slackware.com/getslack, get on a mirror and redownload and reinstall the pango package and see if that helps first.
Also, try another environment to get into X. as root run:
and choose something else like xfce or windowmaker so you can use mozilla or whatever.
Well I tried using links an dI seem to not even have access to the net. I guess I need to set up my network. Lucky for me I have a dual boot with winblows.
I actually installed just the pango package and it installed fine. When I went to "startx" I then got an error about "libtk-X.XX...." not being there. Argh It sounds like I screwed up my slack install somewhere.
I used my Slack cd's and reinstalled all gnome packages and was reinstalling packages on cd 1 under the "l" directory and found that a bunch of packages are corrupted, or at least that is hat the error said when I was trying to install them. I used the command:
While being in the directory that the packages were in. It started out fine for the first 15 or so packages and the it started to say that the packages were corrupt and it could not install them correctly. Is this because of the command that I am using or is it because the files are in fact corrupt! Regardless I started downloading the 2nd cd again and have burned it but am now at work and can not try installing it. I will try to install that directory and if that does not solve my problem then I will reinstall slack.