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Old 04-16-2008, 07:14 PM   #1
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Problems with emacs

Hey all.

I'm a complete noob to Linux in general, been a Windows bunny until tonight.
Just installed Slackware on a spankingly new PC, and I'm having all sorts of fun trying to make things work, and for the most part I'm doing ok.

The one thing I haven't been able to problemsolve my way through is emacs.
When i try and load it, it throws the following error:

emacs: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Unsure how to proceed from here. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Old 04-17-2008, 12:45 AM   #2
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If you want to run emacs only in text-mode ( at the console or inside an xterm ), then cd to
/usr/bin/ , remove the symbolic link 'emacs' and make a new symlink that points to 'emacs-<version>-no-x11'.

If you want to use emacs's X11 interface , install the package 'xaw3d-1.5-i486-4.tgz'.
Old 04-17-2008, 02:55 AM   #3
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Many thanks!

That worked perfectly.



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