Re: undefined symbol?

Curtis Bledsoe (
Sun, 23 Aug 1998 22:38:28 -0500 (EST)

I had the same problem.

The fix is to reinstall XFree86-libs and XFree86-3.3.x after instaling
Accelerated-X and then to fix the s-link for /usr/X11R6/bin/X, it should
point to /usr/X11R6/bin/Xaccel.

On 24-Aug-98 Gordon Messmer wrote:
> petitcm wrote:
>>     I get this error message when I use startx:
>> "/usr/X11R6/lib/ undefined symbol: _Xglobal_lock".  This
>> was just annoying when I first installed X (precluding me from using
>> certain programs: X was working with twm) but this is now really bad
>> (since I "installed" Afterstep) as I can't start X anymore.. I am using
>> RedHat 5.1, normal complete installation from the CD, with
>> Accelerated-X
>> 4.1 server.
> Do you have any of the XFree86 packages installed?  I don't know that
> the XFree and XAccel server libraries are binary compatable.  If XAccel
> and XFree are installed in different directories (XFree in /usr/X11R6
> and XAccel in /usr/XAccel) you should be able to use these programs
> without problems.  You should only need the XFree86-libs package
> installed for this to work.  Otherwise you could recompile the offending
> programs  :)
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from on 23-Aug-98

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