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#1 2004-03-07 03:36:58

m33sb3w
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From: Villanova, PA, USA
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X can't find libraries?

Okay, so I'm trying to get xfree86 up but any library that's needed from /usr/X11R6/lib/ can't be found?  All the libraries are there, everything looks good, but X and related programs (xf86cfg, xf86config, startx...) just can't find them?!

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#2 2004-03-07 08:47:41

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Re: X can't find libraries?

very strange ... try reinstalling xfree86:

pacman -Sy xfree86

because these libs are mostly part of xfree86


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#3 2004-03-07 13:51:30

m33sb3w
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Re: X can't find libraries?

Well, I figured out what to do in order to correct the problem.  It's a wonder what sleeping on a problem will do.  I woke up and remembered messing around with something like this a long time ago.  Anyway, I needed to

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}:/usr/X11R6/lib

So I didn't know where to put that to make it permanent at first, but after I looked at my other system and some other forums I found I needed to put it in /etc/env.d/.  On my other system it's the LDPATH variable in the file 10xfree.  Now my question is, why wasn't that done automatically when I installed xfree86?  Can someone tell me what they have in their /etc/env.d/ directory?  I have a lot of things on my other system but there was nothing on my Arch System until I added it in myself.  Now I'm wondering what else I'm missing.[/code]

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#4 2004-03-07 14:08:10

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Re: X can't find libraries?

i have never had this probelm nor heard of this problem. sometime though you have to look at what was installed to see if it has runtime scripts that go profile.d and such because in those cases it is sometimes necessary to log out then in. but in your case i am not sure what happened because i never had issues like myself.

likely something happened with your install .... why i am not sure.


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#5 2004-03-07 20:41:08

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Re: X can't find libraries?

/etc/ld.so.conf should have a /usr/X11R6/lib entry.  If it's listed in there you shouldn't need the LD_LIBRARY_PATH setting.


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