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Old 10-18-2003, 05:39 PM   #1
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error running startx


When running startx, my screen goes blank for a few seconds, as if it is loading up fine. I then get a message that says this:

xterm: error while loading shared libraries: libutempter.so.0: cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory

Presumably, I need some file. I may have it somewhere on my hard drive. I had to install XFree86 in a bizzarro way. What file or directory do I need? Also, where should it go?
 
Old 10-18-2003, 05:46 PM   #2
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Probably because you didn't install it correctly. How did you?

What distro are you using? You could get the XFree86 packages, to set it easily.
 
Old 10-18-2003, 05:49 PM   #3
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what exactly do you mean by bizzaro way?
 
Old 10-19-2003, 12:14 AM   #4
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I'm using Slackware 9.1. Zipslack, actually. As far as how I installed Xfree86, here goes. I downloaded all the .tgz files in Windows and then moved them to my Linux directory. When I started up Linux, the files where renamed automatically and didn't end in .tgz anymore, thus I couldn't install them. I tried renaming them in Linux but, for some reason, this caused them to disappear. I went back to Windows. The files where where they should be but not renamed. I renamed them back to their original names and made copies in the Windows folder I originally downloaded them into. Going back to Linux, the names were changed again automatically. I went to the Windows folder where I had saved backups and installed the packages from there. This appeared to work fine and files appear to be where they should be. I didn't get any error messages when installing the packages. I'm going to try to reinstall them. Maybe I just didn't install one of them or something.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 06:06 PM   #5
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as far as i know it is impossible to compile xfree from source under zipslack.
i tried it but the fat32 filesystem screwed it up, mainly because it's case insensitive and the shell scripts/makefiles/whatever are trying to use files with a particular case, and dos/windoze is renaming them (prettifying i think the call it +o(), and they're just not finding them.
maybe there is a pre-compiled xfree available for zipslack, i just gave up and installed redhat when a virus wiped out my windoze install.
 
  


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