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Old 01-24-2005, 01:11 PM   #1
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After Xfree-devel, openoffice is blurred

Hi, im a newbie, on mandrake 10.1

i wanted to install qsynth on linux. But to do that i had to install something called Qt, but then he told me that i hadnt somefiles called

kernel/qt_x11.h:37: X11/Xlib.h: No such file or directory
kernel/qt_x11.h:38: X11/Xutil.h: No such file or directory
kernel/qt_x11.h:39: X11/Xos.h: No such file or directory
kernel/qt_x11.h:40: X11/Xatom.h: No such file or directory

These files are part of something called Xfree devel package???

So i tried to install this package, that i couldnt find on the 3 CD's of mandrake 10.1. I downloaded the rpm, and installed xfree.devel something, and of course it didnt work, but now openoffice is all messy, the menus are unreadable. I really cant help it anymore.

What is qt by the way? and what are these files required? and why mandrake installation software doesnt have them or the package? And why now oppenoffice is blurred? I guess something was installed but not to the full up way, and is in conflict with something.

Anybody outthere with a lot of charity would like to help a guy that knows nothing, just didnt have enough money to buy microsoft os.


Old 01-24-2005, 02:22 PM   #2
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all those question marks....

you won't have XFree86-devel as (i assume) mandrake is now using xorg-x11, in which case you want xorg-x11-devel (i guess, i don't ouch RPM's myself) which WILL be on your distro cd's. you were bascailly reading old documentation.

QT is (amon other things) a GUI framework used in the KDE desktop. it's the actual windows and buttons etc... again, you WILL already have QT installed i'd assume, just not qt-devel, as you're trying to compile from source, which is why it wants header files (found in -devel packages) as opposed to just installing a quick and easy prebuilt RPM file.

OpenOffice... not related to anythign else in your question... why did you not just create a proper thread for a seperate question?
Old 01-24-2005, 04:54 PM   #3
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Thanks for the answer

Hi thank you so much for your answer,

I get it now, i was trying to install from source and i should have used
rpm for qsynth.

The link between all this and openoffice is that after trying to install XFree86-devel-4.3-8.2mdk.i586 and XFree86-libs-4.3-8.2mdk.i586 which were of no use for me - i was not really knowing what i was doing, and didnt even know what they were - these two packages sort of didnt install themselves, but just after their quasi installation, all the fonts in the openoffice menus were unintelligible.

I will open a new thread on this, thanks for the advice, the thing is that im really new to all this stuff.

I thank you so much again for answering.



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