Re: gnome configuration

Again Thanks,

Thanks for your reply the paper was from the following link.
It was an RPM installation with apparently no errors using the version for
Red Hat 5.2 download from

I installed the Red Hat from the CD with a minimal install and then ran the
gnome rpm install which seemed to go without a hitch. But then I get the
error below.

To answer your further questions and directions, I ran the lddconfig and
asked the
which gnome-session the reply was  /usr/bin/gnome-session

the ldd /usr/bin/gnome-session yielded the following output: => /usr/lib/ (0x40006000) => /usr/lib/ (0x400c3000) => /usr/lib/ (0x400d3000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x400fb000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x40103000) => not found => not found => /usr/lib/ (0x40117000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x4011b000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x40126000) => /usr/lib/ (0x401bd000) => /usr/lib/ (0x401d1000) => /usr/lib/ (0x401d8000) => /usr/lib/ (0x401de000) => /lib/ (0x401ec000) => /lib/ (0x40205000) => /usr/lib/ (0x40213000) => /lib/ (0x40236000) => /lib/ (0x40239000) => /usr/lib/ (0x402de000) => /usr/lib/ (0x402ec000) => /usr/lib/ (0x4030a000) => /usr/lib/ (0x40336000) => /usr/lib/ (0x4033d000)

/lib/ => /lib/ (0x00000000)


-----Original Message-----
From: Gleef <>
To: Fred W. Smith <>
Date: Tuesday, March 23, 1999 5:41 PM
Subject: Re: gnome configuration

>On Tue, 23 Mar 1999, Fred W. Smith wrote:
>> I have installed gnome (by the book at least the paper I downloaded from
>> website) and entered
>Hi there :-)
>Which paper?  Which version of GNOME?  Tarballs or RPM?
>> #!/bin/bash
>>     gnome-session
>> ##
>> in the /etc/X11/xinit/Xclients file
>That should work.
>> I then type startx and get the following error.
>> gnome-session: error in loading shared libraries
>> cannot open shared object file: No such file or
>It's missing or misplaced a library.  First try running (as root)
>ldconfig, that forces it to go through and refresh which libraries it
>knows about.  Then if it still doesn't work, try running the following,
>and sending me the output:
>which gnome-session
>ldd <whatever the output of the previous command was>
>That will help give me a fair idea of what's missing.  I won't have a
>chance to reply until tomorrow, so you probably should copy the gnome-list
>on the message.
>Best of Luck,

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