library/loader problem XRenderFindStandardFormat, libXrender
kde fails to start with this error message in my .xsession-error:
startkde: Starting up...
kdeinit: relocation error: /usr/lib/libXft.so.2: undefined symbol: XRenderFindStandardFormat
startkde: Could not start kdeinit. Check your installation.
XRenderFindStandardFormat is in libXrender. problems like this
have been observed before on the debian-kde list. (google finds
no other places, so this is a debian home made problem, perhaps.)
a workaround to this problem is to add
export LD_PRELOAD="$LD_PRELOAD /usr/lib/libXrender.so.1.2.2"
into /usr/bin/startkde, somewhere before any real starting is
i am not sure where to file the bug. is it a kde bug, a
libXrender bug or a loader bug?