Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 10 of 10
i've installed mozilla Firefox but when i try to run it from the terminal i get this error message:" error while loading shared libraries: libXft.so.2: cannot open shared object file: ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    4

    mozilla Firefox


    i've installed mozilla Firefox but when i try to run it from the terminal i get this error message:" error while loading shared libraries: libXft.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory "
    i 've seen that the libXft.so.2 "thing" is included at some Xfree86... dependencies but it seems that everything concerning XFree86 is installed at my workstation.Any help?

  2. #2
    Linux Guru lakerdonald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Posts
    5,035
    which distro are you running?

  3. #3
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    4
    i'm running Mandrake 9.0

  4. #4
    Linux Guru lakerdonald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Posts
    5,035
    mandrake has rpm right?

  5. #5
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    4
    it does.do u know which rpm contains that "think"???

  6. #6
    Linux Guru lakerdonald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Posts
    5,035
    Code:
    rpm -q libXft
    to make sure it's installed?

  7. #7
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    4
    package libXft is not installed....

  8. #8
    Linux Guru lakerdonald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Posts
    5,035
    i suppose you should install it then...

  9. #9
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Victoria, BC, Canada
    Posts
    13
    I install Firefox on Suse 9.1 and it works fine but I was looknig for the web composer so I downloaded the mozilla RMP for Suse 9.1 and installed it with Yast2 but I don't get the Icon, I have to go trought the terminal and then choose the composer.

    What I am missing to get the program Icons for mozilla. All I want really is the composer since I use firefox for the web.

    Thanks!

  10. #10
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Victoria, BC, Canada
    Posts
    13
    Quote Originally Posted by Stephane
    I install Firefox on Suse 9.1 and it works fine but I was looknig for the web composer so I downloaded the mozilla RMP for Suse 9.1 and installed it with Yast2 but I don't get the Icon, I have to go trought the terminal and then choose the composer.

    What I am missing to get the program Icons for mozilla. All I want really is the composer since I use firefox for the web.

    Thanks!
    Problem fix, I downloaded an other RPM and I now have the composer icon and everything works great.

    Cheers!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •