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Hi, I am having a problem with my Linux desktop/X-windows. I had posted this in another zone, but thought that this forum would be more appropriate. I have RHEL 2.9-5. ...
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    Linux desktop issue


    Hi,

    I am having a problem with my Linux desktop/X-windows.

    I had posted this in another zone, but thought that this forum would be more appropriate.

    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. Is it possible to repair the libraries without actually affecting the cairo installation ?

    Can someone please help me as I need to use some GUI based applications (gnomint etc.). ?

    thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whisper1975 View Post
    I had posted this in another zone, but thought that this forum would be more appropriate.
    Hello and welcome!

    Duplicate threads are not allowed:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...ums-rules.html

    ... but I've moved your other thread to this forum so that you can continue any discussion on this topic there.

    Thank you.
    oz

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