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I am trying to get 3d Desktop running on Fedora Core 3. I keep running into dependency issues with rpms. They say the needed files like XFree86-libs aren't there but if I try to install them i can't because it says they are there. Someone please help me. I want to get this working.

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fedora core release 3 uses xorg not xfree86

 

what is this 3d desktop software you are trying to install exactly ?

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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fedora core release 3 uses xorg not xfree86

 

what is this 3d desktop software you are trying to install exactly ?

 

cheers

 

anyweb

 

it is a pager that runs seemlessly with kde and allows you to change virtual desktops in a "3d" environment instead of just using the pager on the taskbar. For more info check the sourceforge site 3d desktop

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if you are installing from source.. its probably the -devel rpms that arent installed. as with most package systems the header files and development libs are left out of the main packages.

 

look for package-version-devel.rpm or -dev. these contains the 'extras' to allow you to compile from source.

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if you are installing from source.. its probably the -devel rpms that arent installed. as with most package systems the header files and development libs are left out of the main packages.

 

look for package-version-devel.rpm or -dev. these contains the 'extras' to allow you to compile from source.

 

Any ideas of where I can find them? I can't find them. And will installing XFree86 affect anything I already have running such as a different X windows server?

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just so that you understand: xorg was made from a branch from xfree86 (due to some license alterations). when a lot of stuff talks about xfree86 it can (unfortunately) relate to either xorg or xfree86.

 

you will have xorg installed.. as anyweb said. so what you will need is something like:

 

xorg-x11-devel-6.8.1.fc3.rpm

 

if you have apt installed, you should be able to:

 

apt-get install xorg-x11-devel

 

not sure what the similar yum line would be but taking a guess

 

yum install xorg-x11-devel

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just so that you understand: xorg was made from a branch from xfree86 (due to some license alterations). when a lot of stuff talks about xfree86 it can (unfortunately) relate to either xorg or xfree86.

 

you will have xorg installed.. as anyweb said. so what you will need is something like:

 

xorg-x11-devel-6.8.1.fc3.rpm

 

if you have apt installed, you should be able to:

 

apt-get install xorg-x11-devel

 

not sure what the similar yum line would be but taking a guess

 

yum install xorg-x11-devel

 

 

According to apt I already have the newest version of xorg-x11-devel

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According to apt I already have the newest version of xorg-x11-devel

 

mmmh ok.. maybe its another devel package from xorg. try giving apt a search:

 

apt-cache search xorg | grep devel

 

hopefully that will give you a suggestion?

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According to apt I already have the newest version of xorg-x11-devel

 

mmmh ok.. maybe its another devel package from xorg. try giving apt a search:

 

apt-cache search xorg | grep devel

 

hopefully that will give you a suggestion?

 

Haven't found any others. Got any other ideas?

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Haven't found any others. Got any other ideas?

 

<_< rpm hell, its too little a used term

 

Requirements

------------

    OpenGL/Mesa (Hardware acceleration is required)

    GLX

    XF86VidMode extensions

    Imlib2

 

For compilation:

    XFree86-devel

    imlib2-devel

 

Thats from the site.. do you have these installed?

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