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Old 03-27-2004, 05:14 AM   #1
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Problem with installing KDE 3.2.1 on Slackware


Hi to all. I am running Slackware 9.1 and I have installed KDE but it refuses to run , because it can't find libXinerama.so.1 . I don't know how to get this library and as I know Xinerama is for multiple monitors and I have only one . I don't know why KDE needs this. Is it possible to configure KDE to skip this library or if not, what package do i need in order to install this library ?
 
Old 03-27-2004, 07:14 AM   #2
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run your pc in run level 3 log in and then reboot then switch back runlevel 4 this may help or upgrade to current,but install all packages what there in current.I recomend slackupdate script and give a fast mirror to download,if you have difficulties with mirror,post messege here back
good luck
 
Old 03-27-2004, 12:31 PM   #3
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There aren't any packages in current which are containing the libXinerama.so.1library. The only similar file is libXinerama.a. I don't know what to do. This library must be a part of the Xfree86-libs but it cannot be found in the Slackware packages. Should I search for this library or should I try to avoid using it ?
 
Old 03-27-2004, 12:59 PM   #4
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have you upgraded to current?I believe this is a conflict or dependency needs to upgrade some programs which or what KDE3.2.1 needs.I am not sure but try to upgared gtk and gtk latest packages and gdm if you have installed uninstall then re install.I suspect of gtk and gtk engines
 
Old 03-27-2004, 01:17 PM   #5
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I tried searching with slackpkg in the latest packages for this library and it was not found so there is a little chance to solve the problem this way but however I'll try with updating gtk.
 
Old 03-27-2004, 01:26 PM   #6
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As far as i know this libxinerama is part of the Xfree 4.4 packages.

atleast in my case, the slackware KDE 3.2.1 packages don't run without the Xfree 4.4 packages, but do run with them(as we speek.. works great )

You can also try the KDE packages from www.kde.org. they can run on the original slackware 9.1
 
Old 03-27-2004, 03:08 PM   #7
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The package offered from kde.org is mentioned to be unofficial and it looks very similar to the one I've already installed from the Slackware ftp. Maybe the same package ?
 
Old 03-27-2004, 03:26 PM   #8
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no they are not the same..
the packages on KDE.org are unofficial slackware packages.

Not that it differs very much;
These are compiled on a slackware 9.1 machine. the packages in slackware-current are compiled whit slackware-current. (so therefore the slackware-current packages don't work on slackware 9.1, i think.. )
I also noticed that the kde.org packages don't include spell-checking(didn't work whit these packages). The slackware current package does.
 
Old 03-28-2004, 01:40 AM   #9
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OK I installed the packages from kde.org and I have the same error. It seems that without that there is no chance to run KDE without this library. However it is very disappointing way to start.
 
Old 03-28-2004, 04:58 AM   #10
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I got my 3.2.1 from www.linuxpackages.net and it's working fine, just remeber to install the fam package as it is compiled with fam
 
Old 03-28-2004, 05:12 AM   #11
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strange. I have had kde 3.2.1 running on slackware 9.1, without libxinerama..(i got the packages from kde.org)

did you completely uninstall the KDE packages before installing the new ones? or did you upgrade any other packages besides KDE?

maybe better first try the packages from linuxpackages,net, as frandalla says..
 
Old 03-28-2004, 06:32 AM   #12
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slackware-current does have kde3.2.1 now in all mirrors and new packages are added always check out often
 
Old 03-28-2004, 06:33 AM   #13
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slackware-current does have kde3.2.1 now in all mirrors (official)and new packages are added always check out often
 
Old 03-28-2004, 10:17 AM   #14
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I installed XFree86-4.4.0 and now KDE has all the libraries that it was missing (libXinerama , libXss and s.o) but this doesn't mean that now it works. Now it loads without error messages but after ~10 sec it hangs and nothing happens. The situation with kdm is similar - it shows nice background and then nothing happens. It is hopeless.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 08:33 AM   #15
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Can't anybody help ? If i can see some error messages maybe i will be able to solve the problem, but it gives only some messages in the background console and they are useless: It is listing all of its applications one by one, saying they are crashed.

What can I do ? is there a log file or a diagnostics program which can be used to see where exactly is the problem. I cannot try solving the problem blindly without knowledge of the actual error
 
  


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