Eric Gunther egunther at
Sun Jan 27 00:35:19 PST 2013


I am a home user of opensuse, now 12.2, and I have run into difficulty
with installing softimage on the system (I have a dual boot pc with xp

I have asked around and looked around but only found hints and things
that I don't really get.

As far as I can tell, the error is somewhere in the registration of the
libraries that softimage wants to use.  I think that these libraries it
is requesting from xorg.

The error is:

/usr/Softimage/Softimage_2011/Application/bin/XSI.bin: symbol lookup
error: /usr/Softimage/Softimage_2011/Application/bin/
undefined symbol: _XGetRequest

In my searching I have read that maybe this was/is an issue with xorg
and/or softimage working together.

Softimage is not recommended for this distro, but as far as I can tell
it is common to have problems with linux.

Rather than give much unrelated info I am hoping that someone has seen
this or a similar problem and can help with how to investigate.

basic info:

moi at linux-1xdl:~> X -version

X.Org X Server 1.12.3
Release Date: 2012-07-09
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: openSUSE SUSE LINUX
Current Operating System: Linux linux-1xdl 3.4.11-2.16-desktop #1 SMP
PREEMPT Wed Sep 26 17:05:00 UTC 2012 (259fc87) x86_64
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.4.11-2.16-desktop
root=UUID=ea1a789a-08d1-4849-a188-d651fe9afd64 video=1280x1024
splash=silent quiet showopts
Build Date: 08 January 2013  11:56:04AM
Current version of pixman: 0.24.4
        Before reporting problems, check
        to make sure that you have the latest version.


Release 12.2 Mantis 64-bit
Kernel Linux 3.4.11-2.16-desktop
GNOME 3.4.2


Memory 7.8 GiB
Processor Intel Xeon CPU 3.6 GHZ x2

moi/Softimage-2011.243-linux64> sudo zypper wp
root's password:
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
S | Name           | Type    | Version     | Arch   | Repository       
i | libXext6       | package | 1.3.1-2.1.2 | x86_64 | openSUSE-12.2-Oss
v | libXext6       | package | 1.3.1-2.1.2 | i586   | openSUSE-12.2-Oss
i | libXext6-32bit | package | 1.3.1-2.1.2 | x86_64 | openSUSE-12.2-Oss

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