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Old 06-14-2003, 11:16 AM   #1
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XFree86 gcc -lncurses question


i 've bought the new amilo a 7600 notebook witch has a radeon igp 320m graphiccard integreated. After installing suse 8 i am only able to use a screen resolution of 800x600. i've red a few things aboout Xfree86 and found out that only the new version 4.3.99 supports this graphic card. while trying to update X make tells me that
lncurses can not be found. but when i am looking into yast2 it says that ncurses is installed. Cant find anything regarding lncurses. the error occurd while make tries to execute the following commando:

gcc -o resize -02 -fno-strength-reduce -ansi -pedantic -Wall - Wpointer-arith -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wmissing-declarations -Wredundant-decls -Wnested-externs Wundef -L../../exports/lib resize.o xstrings.o -lncurses -Wl,-rpath-link,../../exports/lib /usr/i4386-suse-linux/bin/ld: cannot find -lncurses
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[4]: *** [resize] Error 1
make[4]: Leaving directory '/home/sammy/xc/programs/xterm'
make[3]: *** [all] Error 2
make[3]: Leaving directory '/home/sammy/xc/programs'
make[2]: *** [all] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory '/home/sammy/xc'
make[1]: *** [World] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/sammy/xc'
make: *** [World] Error 2

Any help would be apreciated...

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Old 06-14-2003, 02:00 PM   #2
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Look where you have ncurses (the library name is libncurses) using
locate libncurses
One of the results should be /lib/ or /usr/lib/ Do you have any of them?
Old 06-19-2003, 08:20 PM   #3
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I'm having a similar problem on Debian

Me too, I'm trying to upgrade my kernel and make menuconfig says I don't have ncurses installed. But I'm pretty sure I do and it just can't find the libraries or something. (If I sound like a newbie that's because. . . I. . . am. . .)

I did a locate libncurses and got


among other things.

Debian 3.0 Woody. . .

What's the next step? Thanks!
Old 06-19-2003, 08:36 PM   #4
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okay, I found a couple other helpful threads so far. So okay, no need to be redundant on my account. I just need to figure out what a header file is and why it's important, and why ncurses seems to be screwed up because of it. 8^)
Old 09-05-2003, 08:46 AM   #5
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I have been tryed to compile it here too

If u success please release a .deb package ?

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