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Old 10-27-2013, 12:05 AM   #1
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Startx failure


One problem here, before I explain the title, is that I haven't logged in to Slackware in a few days as I've been very busy. So unfortunately I can't exactly remember what I would have done that could have messed this up. I do remember installing thunar and dependencies, and I think that might have something to do with it. Here's the error I get when I run startx:

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xauth:  file /root/.serverauth.2056 does not exist

/usr/bin/X: error while loading shared libraries: libudev.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
xinit: giving up
xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused
xinit: server error
Sorry I couldn't be more helpful, I'm new to Slackware.
 
Old 10-27-2013, 12:11 AM   #2
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are you starting x as root?
 
Old 10-27-2013, 12:14 AM   #3
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Yes I am.
 
Old 10-27-2013, 12:29 AM   #4
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Seems like X11 can't find libudev.so.0 which is part of the "udev" package. Double check to make sure you have that package installed.
 
Old 10-27-2013, 01:25 AM   #5
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I've also noticed other errors pertaining to things like libkmod.so.0 and a few other lib*.so.0's. However:

Code:
ls /var/log/packages | grep udev
outputs:

Code:
udev-182-i486-5
Although I believe this was one of the packages I had to install in order to install Thunar. I opted out of installing Xfce, but later decided that I did want Thunar.

Last edited by slack_; 10-27-2013 at 01:28 AM.
 
Old 10-27-2013, 01:27 AM   #6
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for some odd reason a while back going from 14.0 to current 14.1 rc1 x86 it did that to me. I did "a" slackpkg reinstall "a" and it reinstalled all of "a". I was not at the desk during the upgrade and figured something went wrong and I missed it. Funny thing is that system has been upgraded through the years from 10.2 up with slackpkg. And another note I did not do a system clean on it before a distro upgrade.
Don't know if this helps you but you never know.

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Old 10-27-2013, 01:54 AM   #7
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If you're new to Slackware, maybe it can be easier for you to do a full installation: only those are officially supported.

if you have installed a 32bit slackware, to switch to a full installation using slackpkg (after having configured a mirror in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors)
Code:
slackpkg update
slackpkg install slackware

Last edited by ponce; 10-27-2013 at 03:51 AM.
 
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:11 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ponce View Post
If you're new to Slackware, maybe it can be easier for you to do a full installation: only those are officially supported.

if you have installed a 32bit slackware, to switch to a full installation using slackpkg (after having configured a mirror in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors)
Code:
slackpkg update
slackpkg install slackware
Interesting. I did not know you could do that. Still on 13.37, have not used in a couple months, did the update thing and cant get past login. Was going to a wipe and install of 14.x but will try this and wait for 14.1.
 
  


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