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I managed my upgrade but had to re-download the nvidia drivers and compile/install.
Now I have X back, kind of. From my desktop this is what's happening:
Moz will load
Gimp will load
I can get a console but the text is *huge* (significant?)
Can anyone give me any pointers on getting my system back on track?
ldd `which opera`
and see if any line says "not found". That will find, if possible, the path to the shared libraries.
Two notes: those are backticks, not regular ticks; and replace if necessary opera for the binary name. I don't have one installed right now, and can't remember what name is it, and if is of a binary or an script.
The fonts appear to be the problem. Huge unreadable fonts on the k konsole and desktop and some aps won't start.
Here's what I get when I try to execute Opera from the console:
/usr/lib/opera/6.10-20021029.3/opera: relocation error: /usr/lib/opera/6.10-20021029.3/opera: undefined symbol: __ti10QTextCodec
Make any sense?
QTextCodec is a QT class that converts between text encodings. The relocation error means that the binary was compiled against a version, but you do have another, then it can't find the exact symbol that was looking for.
Normally I'd say "recompile it"; but in this case the solution is either a) download a QT static Opera; b) download an Opera for your specific distro or c) (best one) install the compatible old QT, it must be somewhere on your install disk and probably will coexist with the new one.
1. How does this relate to the 'huge unreadable fonts' I'm seeing on my desktop/console?
2. How might I recognize/install this file?
I'm using iso images and I can't work out how to mount it? I can't seem to work out what mount point to specify?
1. How does this relate to the 'huge unreadable fonts' I'm seeing on my desktop/console?It doesn't. I'm assuming that you're using KDE and by console you mean konsole. To set fonts there use kcontrol or the control panel icon.
2. How might I recognize/install this file?
how to mount it?
mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
Since you published your opera path, the command will be
The `which` bit was to find out the full path of the binary.
[edited by: Duckula at 9:00 am (utc) on Nov. 13, 2002]
libpthread.so.0 => /lib/i686/libpthread.so.0 (0x40027000)
libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0x40058000)
libqt.so.3 => /usr/lib/qt-3.0.5/lib/libqt.so.3 (0x4005b000)
libX11.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.so.6 (0x40689000)
libm.so.6 => /lib/i686/libm.so.6 (0x40767000)
libc.so.6 => /lib/i686/libc.so.6 (0x42000000)
libcups.so.2 => /usr/lib/libcups.so.2 (0x40789000)
libmng.so.1 => /usr/lib/libmng.so.1 (0x407a4000)
libjpeg.so.62 => /usr/lib/libjpeg.so.62 (0x407e8000)
libpng12.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpng12.so.0 (0x40806000)
libz.so.1 => /usr/lib/libz.so.1 (0x40829000)
libGL.so.1 => /usr/lib/libGL.so.1 (0x40837000)
libXmu.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXmu.so.6 (0x4087f000)
libICE.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libICE.so.6 (0x40896000)
libSM.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libSM.so.6 (0x408ad000)
libXext.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXext.so.6 (0x408b6000)
libXrender.so.1 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXrender.so.1 (0x408c4000)
libXft.so.2 => /usr/lib/libXft.so.2 (0x408c9000)
libfontconfig.so.1 => /usr/lib/libfontconfig.so.1 (0x408db000)
/lib/ld-linux.so.2 => /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x40000000)
libssl.so.2 => /lib/libssl.so.2 (0x40901000)
libcrypto.so.2 => /lib/libcrypto.so.2 (0x40931000)
libGLcore.so.1 => /usr/lib/libGLcore.so.1 (0x40a05000)
libXt.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXt.so.6 (0x40d9f000)
libfreetype.so.6 => /usr/lib/libfreetype.so.6 (0x40df1000)
libexpat.so.0 => /usr/lib/libexpat.so.0 (0x40e3a000)
That is a problem with C++ libraries only, that's why it's not very common. Mozilla is linked against gtk, that is a C library, for example. The keyword here is "name mangling"; you probably don't want to know more.
However, the font on my 'konsole' and Opera and pretty much anything else I do is dreadfull. Opera keeps crashing and I can barely read the console screen.
Somewhere I have a font problem. I just have no idea of where to start looking or what to change?
What I did do to solve it was to hack in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 and substitute the 75dpi, 100dpi and misc paths for unscaled ones; the really ugly fonts went away, but the default one of QT was a little big.
I haven't found an 'easy' way to set QT default fonts as in .gtkrc, I really tried once.
But none of that happened when using KDE. Since I don't use it and I didn't use any QT app anyway, except sometimes aviplay but there the fonts didn't really mattered, I could live with that.
The lines I fixed at /etc/X11/XF86Config-4, if you want to try, were
(I don't use the font server, comment that line)
# FontPath "unix/:7100"
The only difference is the trailing :unscaled; that will stop QT from scaling unscalable fonts. As a matter of fact, will stop *anything* of using a scaled font from these paths, so some X apps will take different default fonts than before.
But that shouldn't matter if you're using KDE; I can't guess more.
P.S. Disclaimer: The way that I used to modify the fonts should not be considered the 'correct' way by any means. Try before with the font management system that your system or KDE use. Consider yourself warned.
P. P. S. Adobe Helvetica fonts, that are the ones that QT likes to take by default, are really ugly on most systems. That should be your problem.