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Old 02-19-2009, 10:49 AM   #1
snborah
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Monitor screen goes blank on installing libXft.so.1 in FC6


Dear all,

In installing Intel Fortran Compiler for Linux in my HP Laptop running on FC6,the rpm for debuger shows a dependency error for libXft.so.1. On searching in my system, I found libXft.so and libXft.so.2. I downloaded and installed the rpm package "xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-37.FC4.49.2.1.i386.rpm"(rpm for FC6 was not found) with 'rpm -i' option. On rebooting Fedora, nothig displayed in monitor except few initiliation messages. I booted the system with FC6 installation DVD and tried to uninstall by mounting as 'chroot /mnt/sysimage' with 'rpm -e' command, but en error message comes as "error, the package 'xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-37.FC4.49.2.1.i386.rpm'is no installed". On booting from the system, i found the same problem.

Will sombody please help me to solve the problem without reinstalling Fedora, as this process will lost my valuable academic works. so, please help me.

snborah.
 
Old 02-19-2009, 12:36 PM   #2
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Dear all,

In installing Intel Fortran Compiler for Linux in my HP Laptop running on FC6,the rpm for debuger shows a dependency error for libXft.so.1. On searching in my system, I found libXft.so and libXft.so.2. I downloaded and installed the rpm package "xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-37.FC4.49.2.1.i386.rpm"(rpm for FC6 was not found) with 'rpm -i' option. On rebooting Fedora, nothig displayed in monitor except few initiliation messages. I booted the system with FC6 installation DVD and tried to uninstall by mounting as 'chroot /mnt/sysimage' with 'rpm -e' command, but en error message comes as "error, the package 'xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-37.FC4.49.2.1.i386.rpm'is no installed". On booting from the system, i found the same problem.

Will sombody please help me to solve the problem without reinstalling Fedora, as this process will lost my valuable academic works. so, please help me.

snborah.
First, MAKE BACKUPS. You should not have to lose anything, ever....making good backups should be something you do frequently.

Second, if you're doing "rpm -e xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-37.FC4.49.2.1.i386.rpm", that will never be found, since that's not the package name, but the file name you installed the package from. Try "rpm -e xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-37.FC4.49.2.1".

Third, FC6 is very, VERY old. The latest version is FC10, and will probably solve this problem, along with many others, if you upgrade. See comment one about making backups.
 
Old 02-20-2009, 04:53 AM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion. I removed the installed rpm package, but the same problem persists. What is after removing?

Some of my packages that I am using are suitable for Fc3 to FC6. Therefore, I could not upgrade to FC10 immediately.

snborah
 
Old 02-20-2009, 02:57 PM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestion. I removed the installed rpm package, but the same problem persists. What is after removing?

Some of my packages that I am using are suitable for Fc3 to FC6. Therefore, I could not upgrade to FC10 immediately.

snborah
What packages?? Why don't you upgrade them too??

The best thing I could suggest is to download the source code and try to compile it. However, since your system is VERY old, I doubt that you could do that, without making lots of changes to it, to accommodate the old software you have.
 
Old 02-20-2009, 03:24 PM   #5
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Take a look in the X log file. I'm not sure where it is on FC, but on my debian system it's under /var/log
From the command line:
grep -n1 \(EE /var/log/Xorg.0.log
grep -n1 \(WW /var/log/Xorg.0.log

EE for error, WW for warning
See what you get - it should give you some hint.

BTW - it is a bad idea to install packages from another distro or different version of your own distro. It can screw things up, as you have discovered.
 
Old 02-21-2009, 12:47 AM   #6
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if for some reason you MUST use a very old Fortran Compiler
just install fedora 10 and install the LEGACY compiler
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yum groupinstall " Legacy Software Development" " Development Tools"
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some of the compilers installed will be
compat-gcc-34-g77.i386 , gcc-gfortran.i386
 
  


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