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Old 01-11-2013, 12:47 PM   #1
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Slackware 14 - Problems Starting X


I think I posted this in the wrong forum the first time... Here goes again.

I downloaded Slackware 14 64-bit to a DVD and installed it yesterday. After the installation was completed and the computer rebooted I attempted to startx at the root prompt and received the following error:

error while loading shared libraries libgcrypt.so.11: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I attempted to run xorgsetup an at the x server screen I chose "yes" to probe hardware and received the same error:

error while loading shared libraries libgcrypt.so.11: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I then attempted to run xorgconfig and received: command not found

I thought maybe there was an error during installation so I re-installed the OS twice again and had the exact same experience. I searched google but was not able to find anything meaningful.

If I left out any vital information please let me know what is needed.

Thanks in advance,
 
Old 01-11-2013, 12:53 PM   #2
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First edit /etc/slackpkg/mirrors and remove that # from one mirror
the run that command

slackpkg install libgcrypt
 
Old 01-11-2013, 01:31 PM   #3
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I'll be up front... you are dealing with a newbie.

I'm not sure if this is normal or not but I can't even use ping or ifconfig. I get the error: command not found

I was just trying to verify network connection before looking or the package. I'll try the DVD.

Thanks for all your help!
 
Old 01-11-2013, 01:32 PM   #4
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First edit /etc/slackpkg/mirrors and remove that # from one mirror
the run that command

slackpkg install libgcrypt
You missed a couple of steps. If this is his first time using slackpkg, he will need to do the following first:

Code:
slackpkg update gpg
slackpkg update
Then after these, he can issue:

Code:
slackpkg install libgcrypt
To the OP. Any particular reason you did do a full install?
 
Old 01-11-2013, 01:32 PM   #5
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slackpgk: command not found

I think I have bigger problems... :-)
 
Old 01-11-2013, 01:33 PM   #6
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I'll be up front... you are dealing with a newbie.

I'm not sure if this is normal or not but I can't even use ping or ifconfig. I get the error: command not found
Did you do a full install? Because it kinda sounds like you didn't. If you are new to Slackware, you really should start with a full install.
 
Old 01-11-2013, 01:36 PM   #7
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:39 PM   #8
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Thanks for the quick response Ruario. I did choose Full Install (recommended). When I began having problems I assumed that I didn't choose full so I completely re-installed from scratch and had the same problems. In fact I did that twice doubting myself.
 
Old 01-11-2013, 01:42 PM   #9
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slackpgk: command not found

I think I have bigger problems... :-)
How about fixing a typo. It should be slackpkg.

Try to use more TAB key on the command line. It will autocomplete the commands for you so you will decrease the probability of such typos. Next time type slackp<TAB> and it will expand to slackpkg
 
Old 01-11-2013, 01:48 PM   #10
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Thanks for the quick response Ruario. I did choose Full Install (recommended). When I began having problems I assumed that I didn't choose full so I completely re-installed from scratch and had the same problems. In fact I did that twice doubting myself.
To ensure you have everything installed, mount your slackware DVD, switch to root, cd into the mount point and issue the following:

Code:
for dir in a ap d e f k kde l n t tcl x xap xfce y ; do upgradepkg --install-new slackware*/${dir}/*.t?z ; done
Note: I am presuming you have Slackware 14 and use bash as your shell.

Last edited by ruario; 01-11-2013 at 01:50 PM. Reason: missed out the word and initially
 
Old 01-11-2013, 01:49 PM   #11
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I'll be up front... you are dealing with a newbie.

I'm not sure if this is normal or not but I can't even use ping or ifconfig. I get the error: command not found

I was just trying to verify network connection before looking or the package. I'll try the DVD.

Thanks for all your help!


What sort of partition schema did you setup to install onto?

Can you ls /bin /usr/bin etc to see if the binary for ping for example is actually there?

Also, are you logged in as root? ifconfig for example will return command not found if you aren't root I believe, ping should work as a normal user though
 
Old 01-11-2013, 02:18 PM   #12
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I am logged in as root. When looking at the /bin and /usr/bin I see a lot of stuff but no ping. As for "slackpkg" I made a typo in the forum but I double checked the command history and it was correct. Also also tried slackp then TAB there are no options. If I do a slack then TAB I see "slackdtxt" and "slacktrack".

I am running Slackware 14 and bash shell.

The partitions are Linux Swap 8000MB and the remainder are primary ext4 on a 250GB harddrive.
 
Old 01-11-2013, 02:24 PM   #13
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I issued the following command in the installation media directory and it went through a ton of packages but indicated that it was skipping because they were already installed.

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To ensure you have everything installed, mount your slackware DVD, switch to root, cd into the mount point and issue the following:

Code:
for dir in a ap d e f k kde l n t tcl x xap xfce y ; do upgradepkg --install-new slackware*/${dir}/*.t?z ; done
Note: I am presuming you have Slackware 14 and use bash as your shell.
 
Old 01-11-2013, 02:36 PM   #14
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Ok, try reinstalling just the packages that contain ping and slackpkg. Once again mount your Slackware DVD, switch to root, cd into the mount point and issue the following:

Code:
upgradepkg --install-new slackware*/n/iputils-*.txz slackware*/ap/slackpkg-*.txz
Any errors?

Could you also try the following (also as root):

Code:
echo $PATH
And report what it says.

Last edited by ruario; 01-11-2013 at 02:37 PM. Reason: forgot to mention root
 
Old 01-11-2013, 02:43 PM   #15
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oh and issue the following (as root) and print back the results:

Code:
which slackpkg
which ping
 
  


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