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Ok, I'm new at this, got Slackware 10.1, KDE 3.4 installed on my HP Pavilion ze5170 laptop Even got as far as setting up wireless usb. So far so good. ...
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    compile problems


    Ok, I'm new at this, got Slackware 10.1, KDE 3.4 installed on my HP Pavilion ze5170 laptop Even got as far as setting up wireless usb. So far so good. I'm trying to move beyond that point by installing karamba/superkaramba. I can download and run through ./configure, but when I do "make", I end up with "cannot find the library /usr/lib/libGL.la" Looking around on google/various forums, I see the suggestion to create a symbolic link to the libGL.la in the X11R6 directory. So I did that, but I still get the same error. Any ideas?
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    What was the command you did to do this? You could also just add /usr/X11R6/lib to your /etc/ld.so.conf and run:
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    I used:
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    ln -s /usr/lib/libGL.la /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.la
    I'll try your way.
    Thanks

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    Congratulations -- You've just destroyed the library. You specified the arguments in the wrong order, so what happened is that the /usr/X11R6 library was unlink()'d and then symlink()'d to the non-existant /usr/lib/libGL.a
    You'll need to reinstall GLut or whatever it is that you installed to provide libGL.a

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    wait, actually it's already in there.

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    So it works or whatever?

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    wuh? Oh. Well, like I said, I'm new. How can I figure out if it's GLut that I need to reinstall?
    Thanks

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    Wait, you said two seconds ago it works now? Or did I misunderstand you? What was the meaning of:
    wait, actually it's already in there.

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    Sorry, sorry. The line in ld.so.conf you recommended was already there.

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    Well libGL.la is provided normally by the X Window system on a lot of distributions, not sure about slackware.

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