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Re: XFree86 problem ("no such file or directory")

Rafael Osuna <rosuna@wol.es> writes:

> I am an inexpert user of XFree86 running in a Debian testing/unstable 
> computer.

(Which one is it?)

> I have some problems displaying several characters and, in order to
> trace the problem, I have run "strace konqueror".

I don't think that's actually likely to be useful, but...

> The output I get has a lot of lines like these ones:
> open("/usr/X11R6/lib/tls/i686/mmx/cmov/konqueror.so", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT 
> (No such file or directory)

Is this what you're concerned with?  I read this output as your
konqueror binary having a dependency on konqueror.so (which is
probably poor), or maybe it trying to dlopen("tls/konqueror.so"), and
so the dynamic loader is looking for it.  There might be a version
optimized for your particular processor, so it's searching all of
these directories.  I assume eventually it finds something along the
lines of /usr/lib/tls/konqueror.so and goes on its merry little way;
if there really was a problem with shared libraries not being found,
you'd have bigger problems than rendering issues.

Remember, strace only shows you where system calls happen, loosely,
where your program winds up calling into the kernel.  It might help
you find out what font file is being opened, but if font handling is
being done by the X server, maybe not.

David Maze         dmaze@debian.org      http://people.debian.org/~dmaze/
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