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- Feb 2010
RHEL display help please !!
I have RHEL 2.9-5. I was trying to install Cairo-1.8.10 on it. I was using the options --enable-xlib during configure. It complained of some missing xlib libraries.
So, I copied all the files under /usr/X11R6/lib from another linux PC that already had Cairo (same version). The cairo installation was then successful.
However, while I was copying the files, my screen suddenly went blank. There was just a blue background with a "X" for the mouse.
I can telnet to the machine and access files etc., but I cannot access the desktop and other GUI applications.
I am not very familiar with linux and I think I may have removed/changed some of the X11 files.
Can someone please help me as I need to use some GUI based applications (gnomint etc.). ?
thanks in advance.
Last edited by whisper1975; 02-27-2010 at 07:48 PM. Reason: Modification
RHEL2 is long since EOL, you should make backups and upgrade to latest (RHEL5) which will most likely solve hardware issues.
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As coopstah13 said, RHEL 2.x is very old - current version is 5.4. The kernel, system libraries, X server, et al are very much different. What you did was to corrupt your system. You will need to boot into runlevel 3 and fix the libraries before you will be able to run your GUI.Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!