XF86Setup: Can't load library 'libXaw.so.6'

XF86Setup: Can't load library 'libXaw.so.6'

Post by Yon Han CHON » Thu, 16 Apr 1998 04:00:00

>         I'm getting an error: XF86Setup: Can't load library 'libXaw.so.6"
> when I try and run the XF86Setup program.  My software is the following:

>         Linux 1.2.13 kernel (worked fine with XFree86 3.3 last year)
>         XFree86/Linux 3.3.2

>         I uncompressed the files with the following command line:

>         gzip -dc x332___.tgz|tar xfB -

>         And yes, the libXaw.so.6 shared library does exist in
> /usr/X11R6/lib.

>         Sometimes after uncompressing the files it would report 'Broken
> pipe'.

>         This is supposed to be my secon XFree86/Linux install and last
> year when installing XFree86 3.3 I did not have any problem like this

>         I've also done a rm -r /usr/X11R6/lib to try and uncompress the
> files again.

>         What do I need to do to fix this?

Try following command. It may cure your problem.


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XF86Setup: Can't load library 'libXaw.so.6'

Post by Andy Rabaglia » Sat, 25 Apr 1998 04:00:00


>    Typing ldconfig from any directory reports:

>    "ldconfig: warning: can't unlink /usr/X11R6/lib/ (Operation not
> permitted)"

Hmmm .. never heard of that one.

Be sure to put


into /etc/ld.so.conf before running ldconfig.

Try adding -D or -v to the ldconfig command.

Read the man page for ldconfig.

Cheers,     Andy!


1. SOLVED: Re: XF86Setup: Can't load library 'libXaw.so.6'

:       Still have the problem where the x332bin.tgz, x332f100.tgz,
: x332fscl.tgz, and x332set.tgz files reported "Broken Pipe" when I
: untarred them using:

:       gzip -cdv x332bin.tgz | tar xvfB -

it means that tar halts before gzip finishes to send data.
It may or may not be a problem. May be you need to redownload them,
using command-line ftp client preferrable, becouse silly Netscape
can try to download tgz files in ASCII mode. (Do not forget
to say "binary" before saying "get" or "mget"). Alternatively
you can check hex dump of those tgz files and if you'll see all
0As prefixed with 0Ds, it is ASCII mode download. Several times I was
able to fix such a files using short C program, which reads file
byte by byte, and if encounters 0x0d, omits it, if next char is 0x0a.

Sorry, I don't have source handy. You can also try to write such a
program on Perl. Or, if if you have MS-DOS machine handy, download files
to it in BINARY mode and upload back to Linux in ASCII mode.
:       but that is another story.

:       Thankx to all who helped out.

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