Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63119
Undefined symbol in xie module
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:48 EDT
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Description of problem:
When starting X (ver 4.2.0-6.52) the xie module does not load, it complains
about the undefined symbol XieInitPtr
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure XF86Config to load the xie module
2. start X
Actual Results: the xie module does not load and the following appears in the X
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
dlopen: /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/xie.so: undefined symbol: XieInitPtr
(EE) Failed to load /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/xie.so
(EE) Failed to load module "xie" (loader failed, -1073753000)
Expected Results: xie module loaded
What package owns /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/xie.so on your system?
XIE is deprecated and no longer built or provided. Your config file should
not contain any lines listing XIE or PEX. Remove these lines and the problem
should go away.
I suppose one of 2 things should happen:
1) Both anaconda, and Xconfigurator should remove any references to PEX and
XIE in the config file(s).
2) The XFree86 packaging should automatically remove these lines from the
config files during upgrades.
I am considering adding this to XFree86 packaging. Comments?
Please provide the output of:
rpm -qa | sort
This is fairly urgent as well, so please provide it today if possible.
Also, please attach your XFree86 config files, and X server log.
XFree86-compat-modules-3.3.6-44 is part of XFree86 server 3.3.6, and
is not used by XFree86 4.x by the way.
1. /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/xie.so belongs to XFree86-compat-modules-3.3.6-44
2. I have not installed skipjack2 on my machine. It's a RedHat 7.2 on which I
upgraded XFree (and the packages it depends on) to those of skipjack2 (I wanted
to have XFree 4.2).
3. I did remove XIE from the list of modules to load in XF86Config-4, so now I
have no problem now.
I guess the best solution is to have the packaging remove (or warn about) the
Thanks for the feedback.
Ok thanks. I've added code to XFree86's post install script to strip
XIE from XF86Config-4. Will be in 4.2.0-6.63 and later.