Re: New 1.2 install / Observations / X-window startx problem.
In your email to me, John Kintree, you wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Jan 1997, Tim Sailer replied to Tasos Drosopoulos:
> > > X-windows. So I prefer to use startx and not xdm. The XFree86 3.2 that
> > > comes with slackware works fine. However, with debian, the screen flashes
> > > once, X-windows seem to come up for a second and then promptly exit.
> > Take a look in your home dir for a file named .xsession-errors (or something
> > like that). That will tell you why X11 died. My guess is that /usr/X11R6/lib
> > is missing from your /etc/ld.so.conf
> I'm having the same problem as Tasos. My .xsession-errors file reports:
> /usr/X11R6/bin/fvwm95-2: can't load library 'libXpm.so.4'
> That file, libXpm.so.4, exists and is a symbolic link to another file in
> that directory named, libXpm.so.4.7.
> My /etc/ld.co.conf file did not originally contain the line
> "/usr/X11R6/lib", but after I added that line, the problem remains.
> I really want to try fvwm95, but after more than a week of failures,
> reading both the documentation and questions and answers in the newsgroups
> and mailing lists, I'm getting discouraged. This is on a new installation
> of Debian Linux 1.2
Did you run 'ldconfig' after adding the new line to the .conf file?
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