cannot open shared object file

Simon St James simon at
Tue Dec 18 09:27:52 GMT 2007

Hi all,

I'm running into the above error during startup in KDE4Daily.  I was assuming 
that it was an error on my part, but apparently a few people have reported 
it, so I thought I'd try and give some info to help narrow it down.

It seems to have been introduced between r748956 and r749611, and persists in 
749843.  KDE4Daily has its install rooted at /storage/tmp/kde4dev, and is present in /storage/tmp/kde4dev/kde/lib and has been binary 
equal across the listed revisions.  ksmserver has been different in each 
revision, however.

I've modified startkde to contain the following lines:

echo "Vars:"
echo "End vars"
ldd /storage/tmp/kde4dev/kde/bin/ksmserver

just before the line

kwrapper4 ksmserver $KDEWM

Attempting to start KDE4 via KDM gives the .xsession-errors listed here:

Interestingly, I was able, on a couple of attempts, to manually start an 
X-server and boot into KDE4 using a manual call to startkde.  Unfortunately, 
I don't seem to be able to do that now [the X-server now crashes with some 
libGL error] and didn't obtain a log :/

When preparing a KDE4Daily update, I don't "make clean", but I do completely 
wipe the kde & Qt install (i.e. I delete all contents 
of /storage/tmp/kde4dev/) so there should be no stale libraries floating 

I should be on IRC as "SSJ_GZ" if anyone wants any more info!

Hope this helps to narrow things down for you.


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