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Old 02-07-2006, 11:17 AM   #1
Tim Slackware
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X Apps wont load - libgtk not found - on Older Computer with SW 10.2 running FluxBox

I have Slackware 10.2 installed on a Pentium 200 mhz with 32 megs of ram. I've gotten FluxBox working in 256 colour mode. When I run a console program or terminal, it works fine, but when I try to run any actual X Application like gaim, firefox, etc. nothing happens. Back in bash they all get the same error every time I try to run them:

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

(It seems to be having trouble finding the GIMP Toolkit libraries)

I do not have GIMP installed (I have limited HD, and I have another much better computer I use for stuff like that). I did go back to the Slackware CD and installed/reinstalled all of the gtk and glib related libraries, but it didn't change anything.

I've also checked out www-dot-gtk-dot-org/download/, but I could not figure out which glib/gtk I needed. And I figured that I should already have the library I need, it's just in the wrong place or something?

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
Old 02-07-2006, 01:14 PM   #2
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the package that brings that file is called gtk+2-2.6.10-i486-1 (it's on CD1) but the file is actually a link to a file with a longer name... here's what it looks like on my box, make sure you have the gtk+2 package installed and the link set:

bash-3.00# ls -l /usr/lib/
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 26 2005-09-30 10:33 /usr/lib/ ->

bash-3.00# ls -l /usr/lib/ 
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 2952484 2005-09-10 14:03 /usr/lib/
just my ...
Old 02-07-2006, 03:11 PM   #3
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Yes, you need the GTK libraries, not GIMP.

What does "ls /var/log/packages/gtk*" show?
Old 02-08-2006, 05:01 PM   #4
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Thanks win32sux! I did not have the link file. I re-installed gtk+2-2.6.10-i486-1, and a couple other libraries I also needed. I don't know why it didnt work the first 2 times I installed them. Works now though.

MS3FGX - It lists that link file with info, so it let's you know if you have the link.



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