hoary: Error(s) loading shared libs: libpangox-1.0 / libgobject-2.0

David M lists2005 at viewport.ukfsn.org
Sun Jul 24 14:43:11 UTC 2005

In the past couple of days, I've started to experience problems when
booting Ubuntu (hoary).

While Ubuntu is booting (before X is loaded), I get the following

"Starting Hardware abstraction layer:
/usr/sbin/hald: error while loading shared libraries: libgobject-2.0.so.0: 
cannot open shared object file: Input/output error
run-parts: /etc/dbus-1/event.d/20hal exited with return code 127"

Once the system is fully loaded, it seems that I cannot run any GNOME 
applications as these seem to rely on libpango, eg:

"david at pepper:~$ evolution
evolution: error while loading shared libraries: libpangox-1.0.so.0:
cannot open shared object file: Input/output error"

I get the following errors when trying to list these libraries:
(lines hard-wrapped to keep slrn happy)

david at pepper:~$ ll /usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0*
/bin/ls: cannot read symbolic link /usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0: Input/output 
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root     25 2005-04-29 14:18 /usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 199944 2005-03-01 18:43 

david at pepper:~$ ll /usr/lib/libpangox*
/bin/ls: /usr/lib/libpangox-1.0.so.0: Input/output error
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 40940 2005-04-01 16:11 /usr/lib/libpangox-1.0.so.0.800.1
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root    26 2005-04-29 14:18 /usr/lib/libpangoxft-1.0.so.0 ->
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 23488 2005-04-01 16:11 

I'm not sure what has caused these errors to suddenly start to occur,
nor am I sure how to solve them. 

I suspect that it may be possible that these errors have been caused by
disk corruption corrupting the symlinks which the system uses to find
the current versions of the libraries? (My computer has an annoying
habit of freezing solid from time to time (I suspect hardware-related)
which, perhaps unsurprisingly, seems to result in minor(?) disk
corruption on rebooting, and maybe I just got unlucky this time..?)

Can anybody suggest how I can resolve these problems?

Many thanks in advance,


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