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Old 06-12-2002, 12:14 PM   #1
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KDE's gone down!


Im running RH 7.3, near complete installation. Last night I was trying to install freecraft, but needed a newer version of libpng.so and I uninstalled the old one, and tried to install the new one but it didnt work. But then I forgot about it and went to bed, shutting down my computer first. This morning when I tried to boot up, it automatically logs me in, and loads KDE, only I get two errors and it never will load(kcminit is one error I think). I kill X, try to load into gnome, couldnt figure out how, loaded just into failsafe X or whatever that xconsole is. I opened mozilla from that, but it wouldnt accept input from my keyboard the second mozilla opened. So finally here I am in windows. I guess I need to download and install libpng.so2 or whatever it is.
Thanks, Thomas
 
Old 06-12-2002, 12:55 PM   #2
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You should have a libpng ... .rpm on your RedHat install CDs. You can probably just use rpm to re-install/refresh that package to put libpng.so.2 back out on your machine. If you need a later version, i.e. libpng.so.3, there is a Mandrake package on http://rpmfind.net that you could download and try to install with rpm. Make sure of which version freecraft is asking before doing all this.
 
Old 06-12-2002, 03:56 PM   #3
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If you need something from the Net in such situation use text web browser (like lynx or links).
 
Old 06-13-2002, 09:21 AM   #4
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I did a ctrl + alt + F3 to switch desktops, logged in as root, put in my RH 7.3 disk one. cd to the RPMS directory did a find libpng*.rpm (because ls brought out alot of stuff!) and installed it with a rpm -i libpng.rpm switched back to ctrl + alt + F7 (which is the default X desktop I believe) killed x with a ctrl + alt + backspace and when KDE started back up, boom, here I am in mozilla, listenin to xmms if that tells you anything.
 
Old 06-13-2002, 10:05 AM   #5
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