startx problem after upgrade FC1

Patrice Perez patrice.perez at
Fri Feb 27 18:02:53 UTC 2004

Thanks for helping me!
I get the first 3 libraries except the numbers in parentheses are different
/usr/X11R6/lib is listed in /etc/
I ran ldconfig -v as root again
Now when I run startx I get
fatal server error: could not open default font 'fixed'
Then XIO: fatal IO error 104

Bevan C. Bennett wrote:

> Patrice Perez wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have run the upgrade to FC1 from KDE and then got  a problem when 
>> trying startx
>> xauth: error while loading shared libraries: cannot 
>> open shared object file: No such file or directory
>> same from xinit
>> However I can find the library in /usr/X11R6/lib
>> Could someone tell me how to fix this?
>> Thanks
> What does it say if you type in "ldd `which xauth`"?
> It should look something like this:
> [bevan at saladin ~]> ldd `which xauth`
> => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x00101000)
> => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x00625000)
> => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x00545000)
> => /lib/tls/ (0x41018000)
> => /lib/ (0x41177000)
>         /lib/ => /lib/ (0x41000000)
> If ldd can't find the first three, you probably have a misconfigured 
> Check if /usr/X11R6/lib is listed in /etc/
> [bevan at saladin ~]> more /etc/
> /usr/lib/mysql
> /usr/X11R6/lib
> /usr/lib/sane
> /usr/lib/qt-3.1/lib
> If it isn't, try adding it and running (as root) "ldconfig -v".
> If it is, try running "ldconfig -v" anyway to update your cache 
> information.
> Then check ldd again to see if the libraries are being properly 
> located yet.
> If your ldd looks ok, something more complicated and mys-teeeer-ious 
> is at work.

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