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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 ?
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
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 ?
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
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.
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.
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