Need help getting XFree86 running - Update

marc brady mandrakeexpert at expressindustrial.com.au
Wed May 22 01:33:27 PDT 2002


I did not say that say that it was created after succesful start.
I said I think it is.

create the file it is blank any how

place it in the root directory

you do not need to put anuthing in the file jsut make a file with this

cat > /root/.Xauthority << "EOF"
EOF

marc

then try to startx

On Tuesday 21 May 2002 04:11 pm, you wrote:
> Jeffrey Stephens wrote:
> > I have been working most of the day trying to get XFree86 4.2.0 working
> > on my LFS 3.3
> > installation, so far, unsuccessfully.  I had been posting to
> > lfs-support, but was informed that
> > this was the appropriate list for support.  So, here goes.  I will
> > summarize my problem and what
> > I have tried so far to resolve it.
> >
> > I compiled XFree86 4.2.0 and performed other steps in the installation
> > exactly in accordance
> > with the BLFS book, version 20020517, chapter 10.  Everything went
> > exactly as stated in
> > the instructions, including getting the gray screen and x shaped cursor.
> > Finally, I am ready to
> > startx, but trying to execute this command results in the following
> > error:
> >
> >  # startx
> >
> >  hostname: Host name lookup failure
> > xauth: error while loading shared libraries: libXmuu.so.1: cannot open
> > shared ob
> > ject file: No such file or directory
> > xauth: error while loading shared libraries: libXmuu.so.1: cannot open
> > shared ob
> > ject file: No such file or directory
> > xauth: error while loading shared libraries: libXmuu.so.1: cannot open
> > shared ob
> > ject file: No such file or directory
> > xauth: error while loading shared libraries: libXmuu.so.1: cannot open
> > shared ob
> > ject file: No such file or directory
> >
> > Here is what I have done so far to try and correct the error:
> >
> >     1.  checked that /usr/X11R6/bin is in my path  -   It is
> >     2.  checked that /usr/X11R6/lib is in my /etc/ld.so.conf  -  It is
> >     2a.  checked the obvious, i.e. "libXmuu.so.1"  It IS in the
> > /usr/X11R6/lib directory
> >             as follows:
> >
> > lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           14 May 21 05:49
> > /usr/X11R6/lib/libXmuu.so -> libXmuu.so.1.0
> > lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           14 May 21 05:49
> > /usr/X11R6/lib/libXmuu.so.1 -> libXmuu.so.1.0
> > -rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root        13480 May 21 05:49
> > /usr/X11R6/lib/libXmuu.so.1.0
> >
> >     3.  reran "ldconfig"   -   no change in error
> >     4.  checked that I have a /etc/hosts file  -  I do
> >     5.  checked its contents which are
> >             127.0.0.1               localhost.localdomain localhost
> >           This appears correct from the info I have.
> >     6.  I do have an XF86Config file in /etc/X11 created IAW ch 10 of
> > BLFS
> >     7.  I do have a ".xinitrc" file in /root directory created IAW ch 10
> > of BLFS
> >     8.  I do NOT have a .Xauthority file in my /root directory but was
> > told that
> >           this is created automatically when "startx" successfuly starts
> > XFree86
> >     9.   I do NOT have a DISPLAY variable set in the environment.
> > Executing
> >            "echo $DISPLAY" in my chrooted terminal window results in
> > zilch/nada/nothing.
> >             Executing "env | grep DISP" produces nothing
> >            On my Redhat 6.2 distro executing this results in ":0"
> >             It was suggested that I should be getting something like
> > DISPLAY=:0.0  .  I DON'T.
> >     10.  I have NO .xsession-errors file in /root directory.  I am
> > assuming this is created
> >             after successful run of "startx"
> >
> > Well, I think that's about it for a summary of where I stand right now.
> > I am attaching a copy
> > of my XFree86.0.log and XF86Config file and could sure use some help.
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Jeff Stephens
>
>   Update on my problem.  I tried setting the DISPLAY environment variable
> in my .bash_profile file, reboot, and try startx again.  Nothing changed by
> this. Still getting exactly the same error.

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