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Old 09-07-2002, 09:20 AM   #1
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Distribution: slackware 8.1; redhat 7.2
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I installed slackware 8.1 from an iso last night...again, a full "all packages" install.
I had done a package by package install and when I went to open galeon or gedit or evolution i received the error

error while loading shared cannot open shared object file : no such file or directory.

I can run lots of things , just those programs so far give that error. I even have sound and internet up.

Also--only in Enlightenment I could not right click. Middle and left click and all variants of ctl-click worked. tried all possible drivers for my microsft intellimouse.
Noproblem with this in other window managers, I tried window maker and gnome. The right click thing only in enlightenment, the one I want to use.
So--this error was not sorted out by a total reinstall--my guess originally was an error on my part--i declined a library i needed or something. Now I wonder if I could do something else---other than redownload the iso, burn it again, generally try again. (yes md5 sums were ok too by the way.) Ideas?

--what kind of guy would name his company MicroSoft anyway?
Old 09-07-2002, 09:47 AM   #2
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Check your /usr/lib directory. There should be several listings for libgconf* files listed there. The is actually a link to under Slack 8.1. If the sym link is missing then create it.

ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/

If the library itself is missing, then I would suggest reinstalling the gconf package from the /slackware/gnome directory of the install ISO. Or downloading just that package separately and reinstalling in case there is a problem with the CD or something.


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