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Hi folks, I am using SuSE personal 9.1. Today I installed Inkscape and went through all the inconsistencies until it finally got correctly installed. Unfortunately it does not start. This ...
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    Inkscape does not start: gdk_threads_lock issue


    Hi folks,

    I am using SuSE personal 9.1. Today I installed Inkscape and went through all the inconsistencies until it finally got correctly installed. Unfortunately it does not start. This is what I get from the console:

    inkscape: error while loading shared libraries: /opt/gnome/lib/libgnomeprintui-2-2.so.0: undefined symbol: gdk_threads_lock

    I already googled a lot and seems that a lot of people is having this problem, though I could not find any solution to it. Therefore I am posting the problem here in case someone of you knows something about a possible fix.

    Any help is appreciated

    Hernan

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    Good thing you posted your SuSE version. I've heard 9.1 Personal has some serious issues because of libraries and compilers not being installed with the system. I can't give you a fix but you may want to try 9.2 or 9.3.

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    Thanks for your answer, Doug. In the meanwhile I have been digging long time in google. Lots of SuSE users are having this problem, not only in 9.1. As you say version 9.1 comes with lots of deficiencies, but I have been working around that to install other programs, so I do not think my 9.1 is 100% the problem. Regarding the gdk_threads_ Iock problem I found someone that suggested to recompile the glib2 and gtk2 libraries with thread support. This points me to several questions: Has someone tried this before? Has this effects over the performance of other programs? Does someone know how to do it?

    Thanks

    Hernan

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    I think you have to do something similar to LFS. You uninstall glib2 and gtk2 and then chroot into another directory. Install a compiler in that directory and use the chroot to recompile glib2 and gtk2 in your original directory. Thats just how I'd do it. I know theres more than one way though.

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    OK. I think I will change my approach and upgrade to SuSE 9.3 and see what happens. Thanks again.

    Hernán

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    Good Luck

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    Done! Upgrading to 9.3 pro allowed a succesful installation of Inkscape. Hope this helps others having this problem.

    Hernán

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