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Hello everyone, I have tried to configuring x windows by using xf86config but I keep getting the following messages when I start it. I think that KDE is all buggered ...
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    Question Please help - KDE not starting up in Slackware


    Hello everyone,
    I have tried to configuring x windows by using xf86config but I keep getting the following messages when I start it. I think that KDE is all buggered up.

    This is what I get when I type in startx. Just to warn you, I am a complete noob when it comes to Linux


    root@bombay:~# startx
    xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.2025

    _XSERVTransSocketOpenCOTSServer: Unable to open socket for inet6
    _XSERVTransOpen: transport open failed for inet6/bombay:0
    _XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for inet6

    X Window System Version 6.9.0
    Release Date: 21 December 2005
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.9
    Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.33.3 i686 [ELF]
    Current Operating System: Linux bombay 2.4.33.3 #1 Fri Sep 1 01:48:52 CDT 2006 i686
    Build Date: 16 September 2006
    Before reporting problems, check X.Org Wiki - Home
    to make sure that you have the latest version.
    Module Loader present
    Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
    (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Fri Jun 1 22:55:48 2007
    (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
    (EE) I810(0): [agp] Unable to allocate system texture memory. Disabling DRI.
    Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/, removing from list!
    kde-config: error while loading shared libraries: libexpat.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    xset: bad font path element (#6, possible causes are:
    Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
    Directory missing fonts.dir
    Incorrect font server address or syntax
    xset: bad font path element (#6, possible causes are:
    Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
    Directory missing fonts.dir
    Incorrect font server address or syntax
    startkde: Starting up...
    kdeinit: error while loading shared libraries: libexpat.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    startkde: Could not start kdeinit. Check your installation.

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    It seems like X cannot find the expat library. Is it installed on your system?

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    xpat library? I am not sure, how would I check that?

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    What is the output of running
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    #find /usr -name "libexpat*"

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    root@bombay:~# find /usr -name "libexpat*"
    /usr/lib/libexpat.so.0
    /usr/lib/libexpat.a
    /usr/lib/libexpat.so.0.5.0
    /usr/lib/libexpat.la
    /usr/lib/libexpat.so


    One thing I forgot to mention is that this is a fresh out of the box installation of Slackware. I did a full install of slackware

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    Quote Originally Posted by desiguy View Post
    root@bombay:~# find /usr -name "libexpat*"
    /usr/lib/libexpat.so.0
    /usr/lib/libexpat.a
    /usr/lib/libexpat.so.0.5.0
    /usr/lib/libexpat.la
    /usr/lib/libexpat.so


    One thing I forgot to mention is that this is a fresh out of the box installation of Slackware. I did a full install of slackware
    your kde is looking for libexpat.so.1 , so make a symlink .
    ln -sv /usr/lib/libexpat.so.0 /usr/lib/libexpat.so.1

    You said it's a fresh installation of Slack,so that's very strange to me !!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by desiguy
    I have tried to configuring x windows by using xf86config but I keep getting the following messages when I start it. I think that KDE is all buggered up.
    Oh oh... Why? Did you brake it?

    With a fresh install of Slack KDE should work just fine. It's just that Slack doesn't boot into graphics mode by default. This can be changed of course. Have you gotten KDE to work once on your system? If not, I guess a reinstall might be fastest.

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