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Old 10-03-2007, 12:08 AM   #1
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3D Desktop and Imlib2 Error, Easy Fix, But Not For Me!


Distro: Slackware 12.0
Box: HP tx 1220us
Error Message:
3ddesk
Attempting to start 3ddesktop server.
3ddeskd: error while loading shared libraries: libImlib2.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Server not found after waiting 5 seconds.
Could not find server.
Try starting manually (3ddeskd)

I gather from the error message that 3D Desktop is looking in the wrong place for Imlib2. This makes sense, because I am stupid and don't know the basics of installing things :-(. I extracted the Imlib2 folder onto my desktop and installed it from there. Then I ran the 3D Desktop installer and said that the Imlib2-config file was not in my $PATH. So I moved a copy of the config and ran the installer and it worked just fine. But now when I run 3D Desktop I get the error I listed above.

This should be an easy fix, but this is the first time that I have run Linux and I do not know enough :-(. Any help would be appreciated!

Also, what should I do to avoid this is in the future? I guess I do not really know where to put things when I install them. Where should the 3D Desktop folder go, for instance?
 
Old 10-03-2007, 07:20 PM   #2
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When you execute ~$whereis libImlib2.so.1, where does the shared library show up, or does it show up at all? If it does not show up, a quick look through /lib, /usr/lib, and /usr/local/lib would be good places to start. When you find it, is the path where the file is located in /etc/ld.so.conf?
 
Old 10-03-2007, 10:30 PM   #3
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When you execute ~$whereis libImlib2.so.1, where does the shared library show up, or does it show up at all? If it does not show up, a quick look through /lib, /usr/lib, and /usr/local/lib would be good places to start. When you find it, is the path where the file is located in /etc/ld.so.conf?
This is what shows up:
whereis libImlib2.so.1
libImlib2.so:

That doesn't look like a path; I don't really know what that means. Also, I had a look through the folders you suggested and came up with nothing. Should I try extracting the library again but place it in one of those directories?

EDIT: So reinstalled and here is what I got...

~$3ddesk
Attempting to start 3ddesktop server.
3ddeskd: error while loading shared libraries: libImlib2.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Server not found after waiting 5 seconds.
Could not find server.
Try starting manually (3ddeskd)

~$whereis libImlib2.so.1
libImlib2.so: /usr/local/lib/libImlib2.so.1 /usr/local/lib/libImlib2.so

So why can't it find the file?
Here is my ld.so.conf file....

/usr/local/lib
/usr/i486-slackware-linux/lib
/usr/lib/qt/lib
/usr/lib/seamonkey

It seems to be in the correct path.

Last edited by timmit; 10-03-2007 at 10:40 PM.
 
Old 10-05-2007, 02:20 AM   #4
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When you say reinstalled, do you mean you reinstalled 3ddesk or the imlib? Based on above, executing "ldconfig" as root should solve your problem
 
  


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