ldconfig - configure dynamic linker run-time bindings
/sbin/ldconfig [ -nNvXV ] [ -f conf ] [ -C cache ] [ -r root ] direc-
/sbin/ldconfig -l [ -v ] library ...
ldconfig creates the necessary links and cache to the most recent
shared libraries found in the directories specified on the command
line, in the file /etc/ld.so.conf, and in the trusted directories (/lib
and /usr/lib). The cache is used by the run-time linker, ld.so or ld-
linux.so. ldconfig checks the header and filenames of the libraries it
encounters when determining which versions should have their links
Messing around with putting lorentz on a KVM switch. System got into a funny state. Googling around found that hald not running could cause missing mouse and keyboard in X session. Found hint at solution by trying to start hald by hand:
/usr/sbin/hald --daemon=no --verbose=yes
which reported as an error that there was no haldaemon group (gid = 68). Turned out the /etc/group file missing for some reason.
No greeter screen for X at run level 5.
From ascii console, startx works, but no mouse or keyboard: have to reboot
service haldaemon start [fail]
Recovered /etc/group from backup copy:
[root@lorentz /etc]# cp group- group
[root@lorentz /etc]# service haldaemon status
hald is stopped
[root@lorentz /etc]# service haldaemon start
Starting HAL daemon: [ OK ]
Then everything OK.
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module “pk-gtk-module”: libpk-gtk-module.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
• running Fedora 16
• vbox did not run
• fixed by uninstalling Fedora 15 rpm and installing Fedora 16 rpm, from Oracle site
1) pdfedit, part of Fedora 7. Had problems with pdf files with large imbeded images. Program would go into an apparaently infinite loop.
2) flpsed, tarball distribution. See this blog entry for installation notes. Much more primitive than pdfedit. Only works on PostScript files. Must use pdf2ps to convert pdf’s first.
3) Page at a time with xfig. Only have heard about this. Sounds painful for multi-page documents.