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Old 11-24-2006, 09:07 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2006
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error during startx X11R6.7: Duplicate symbol BitOrderInvert

Hi all,

so from my previous thread, i manage to compile X11R6.7.0 and install to my CF card.

then based on BLFS guide, i run the self configuration:
Xorg -configure
configure the for setting the screen, kbd, and mouse. then make the .xinitrc file:
xterm -g 80x40+0+0 &
xclock -g 100x100-0+0 &
but as i run startx, error occured:
Duplicate symbol BitOrderInvert in /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libfreetype.a:ftmodule.o
Also defined in (built-in)

Fatal server error:
Module load failure
But if i go change the part of xorg.conf, under the Section "Module", comment the lin:
Load "freetype"
then it works. so how do i overcome this problem with libfreetype actually?
i tried google it but almost nothing.

what is the effect if i ignore this error and leave the comment line? i haven't explored very much with the setting of GUI, but until now it is quite fine.

thanks for the help for the newbee
Old 12-04-2006, 08:44 AM   #2
Registered: Aug 2006
Distribution: Ubuntu
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Hello all,

i still have the same problem. i have tried some other configureation of the host.def file but all lead to the same error.

I tried google but nothing, some guys had similar/same problem, but no solution.

But the i tried to go on, tried to install IceWM, it works fine.
is it maybe ok? because what the error says: Also defined in (built-in)
so maybe the ftmodule is built in inside the Xserver so when the libfreetype module loaded, error occured?

any comments and opinion are really appriciated.

Last edited by lbdgwgt; 12-04-2006 at 08:50 AM.


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