I am trying to delete the first node in the singly link list but cant seem to do so? My Code is below... Could someone please suggest something.
thanks.
This program has an enqueue function which works.
*p is a pointer to a node which has been allocated using malloc.
The descriptions are given below for reference.

typedef struct Node
{
    int         element;
    struct Node *next;
} Node;

typedef struct Queue
{
    Node    *front;
    Node    *rear;
} Queue;

Now this is the function I am having problems with.

int q_dequeue ( Queue *theQ, int *value)
{
    Node  *p;

    if( theQ -> front == NULL)
    {
        printf ("Queue is empty. Cannot dequeue.\n");
        return 0;
    }

    p = theQ -> front;
    *value = p -> element;

    if(theQ -> front != NULL && theQ -> rear == NULL)
    {
        theQ -> front = NULL;
        theQ -> rear = NULL;
        free(p);
    }
    else
    {
        theQ -> front = p -> next;
                free(p);
    }

    return 1;   
}

Well that seems to be OK in itself.
Perhaps the problem is with the way you create the queue in the first place, and this is just where you notice that it doesn't work.

Post some more code please.

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Well that seems to be OK in itself.
Perhaps the problem is with the way you create the queue in the first place, and this is just where you notice that it doesn't work.

Post some more code please.

Here is the whole code: Please Help

/*
 * queue.c
 */
#include <stdlib.h>
#include<stdio.h>
#include "queue.h"


/* 
 * Initialize the queue.  Must be called before any other
 * queue function
 */
void q_init ( Queue *theQ )
{
    theQ -> front   =   NULL;
    theQ -> rear    =   NULL;
}

/*
 * Add value to the back of the queue 
 * returns 1 on success, 0 on failure
 */
int q_enqueue ( Queue *theQ, int value )
{
    Node  *p = (Node *)malloc(sizeof(Node));

    if(!p)
    {
        printf("Malloc Failed.\n");
        return 0;
    }
    else
    {
        //make the element of the new node = value
        p -> element = value;
        p -> next       = NULL;
    }

    if(theQ -> front == NULL) //change where the front and rear 
    {                           //pointers point
        theQ -> front   = p;
        theQ -> rear    = p -> next;
    }
    else
    {
        theQ -> rear    =  p;       
        theQ -> front -> next = theQ -> rear;   
        }
    return 1;
}

/*
 * Remove the first element from the queue
 * returns 1 on success, 0 on failure
 */
int q_dequeue ( Queue *theQ, int *value)
{
    Node  *p;

    if( theQ -> front == NULL)
    {
        printf ("Queue is empty. Cannot dequeue.\n");
        return 0;
    }

    p = theQ -> front;
    *value = p -> element;

    if(theQ -> front == theQ -> rear)
    {
        theQ -> front = NULL;
        theQ -> rear = NULL;
                free(p -> element);
                free(p);    
        }

    else
    {
        theQ -> front = p -> next;
        free(p -> element);
        free(p);
    }
    return 1;   
}

/*
 * Is the queue empty?
 * returns 1 if the queue is empty, 0 otherwise
 */
int q_isEmpty ( Queue *theQ )
{
    if(theQ -> front == NULL)
    {
        //printf ("Queue is empty.\n");
        return 1;
    }
    else
    {
        return 0;
    }
}

Other files used to implement this code:

/*
 * queue.h
 */
#ifndef __QUEUE_H__
#define __QUEUE_H__

/*
 * This structure holds the individual nodes
 * in the queue structure
 */
typedef struct Node
{
    int         element;
    struct Node *next;
} Node;

/*
 * This is the actual Queue.  Notice there
 * are two Node pointers.  One points to
 * the front of the queue and one points to 
 * the rear of the queue
 */
typedef struct Queue
{
    Node    *front;
    Node    *rear;
} Queue;

/* 
 * Initialize the queue.  Must be called before any other
 * queue function
 */
void q_init ( Queue *theQ );

/*
 * Add value to the back of the queue 
 * returns 1 on success, 0 on failure
 */
int q_enqueue ( Queue *theQ, int value );

/*
 * Remove the first element from the queue
 * returns 1 on success, 0 on failure
 */
int q_dequeue ( Queue *theQ, int *value);

/*
 * Is the queue empty?
 * returns 1 if the queue is empty, 0 otherwise
 */
int q_isEmpty ( Queue *theQ );

#endif

This is my test file:

/*
 * queuetest.c
 */
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include "queue.h"

int main ( )
{
    /* Here are two different ways to create a queue.
     * the first one allocates the queue on the stack, so we
     * need to pass the address of this queue to the q_ methods
     * 
     * The second one uses a pointer, and allocates storage for the
     * queue dynamically.  This means we have to call free on the
     * pointer to deallocate the memory.
     */
    Queue   q1;
    Queue   *q2 = (Queue *)malloc (sizeof(Queue));
    Queue   *q3 = (Queue *)malloc (sizeof(Queue));
    int i, j, passed;

    if (!q2 || !q3)
    {
        printf ("Failed allocation.\n");
        return 0;
    }

    q_init (&q1);   /* Note the use of the & operator */
    q_init (q2);
    q_init (q3);

    /*
     * Make sure that newly created queues are empty
     */
    if (q_isEmpty(&q1))
        printf ("Test 1 passed. Queue is empty.\n");
    else
        printf ("Test 1 failed. Newly created queue is not empty\n");

    if (q_isEmpty(q2))
        printf ("Test 2 passed. Queue is empty.\n");
    else
        printf ("Test 2 failed. Newly created queue is not empty\n");   

    /*
     * Enqueue 1000 integers and verify that the values
     * are dequeued in the correct order
     */
    passed = 1;
    for ( i = 0; i < 1000; i++ )
    {
        if ( !q_enqueue(&q1, i) )
        {
            passed = 0;
            break;
        }
    }
    if (passed)
    {
        for ( i = 0; i < 1000; i++ )
        {
            int val;
            if (!q_dequeue (&q1, &val) )
            {
                passed = 0;
                break;
            }
            if ( val != i )
            {
                passed = 0;
                break;
            }
        }
        if (passed)
            printf ("Test 3 passed. Enqueue and Dequeue\n");
        else
            printf ("Test 3 failed. Dequeue\n");
    }
    else
    {
        printf ("Test 3 failed.  Didn't enqueue.\n");
    }

    /*
     * enqueue 1 item, then dequeue it.
     * then enqueue two more items and dequeue them.
     * then verify the queue is empty.
     */
    if (q_enqueue (q2, 7))
    {
        if (q_isEmpty(q2))
        {
            printf ("Test 4 failed. empty after enqueue\n");
        }
        else
        {
            int val;
            if (q_dequeue(q2, &val))
            {
                if (val == 7)
                {
                    if (q_enqueue(q2, 9))
                    {
                        if (q_enqueue(q2, 11))
                        {
                            int val1, val2;

                            if (q_dequeue(q2,&val1))
                            {
                                if (q_dequeue(q2,&val2))
                                {
                                    if (val1 == 9 && val2 == 11 && q_isEmpty(q2) )
                                    {
                                        printf ("Test 4 passed.\n");
                                    }
                                    else
                                    {
                                        printf ("Test 4 failed. 9 & 11\n");
                                    }
                                }
                                else
                                {
                                    printf ("Test 4 failed. dequeue 11\n");
                                }
                            }
                            else
                            {
                                printf ("Test 4 failed. dequeue 9.\n");
                            }
                        }
                        else
                        {
                            printf("Test 4 failed. enqueue 11\n");
                        }
                    }
                    else
                    {
                        printf ("Test 4 failed. enqueue 9\n");
                    }
                }
                else
                {
                    printf ("Test 4 failed. dequeue != 7\n");
                }
            }
            else
            {
                printf("Test 4 failed. dequeue 7\n");
            }
        }
    }
    else
    {
        printf ("Test 4 failed. enqueue 7.\n");
    }

    if (q_isEmpty(q3))
        printf ("Test 5 passed. Queue is empty.\n");
    else
        printf ("Test 5 failed. Newly created queue is not empty\n");   

    passed = 1;
    for ( i = 0; i < 10; i++ )
    {
        q_enqueue(q3, i);
    }

    for ( j = 0; j < 5; j++ )
    {
        int val;
        if ( !q_dequeue (q3, &val) )
        {
            passed = 0;
        }
        else
        {
            if ( val != j )
            {
                passed = 0;
                break;
            }
        }
    }

    if ( passed )
    {
        int val;

        for ( i = 10; i < 20; i++ )
        {
            q_enqueue ( q3, i);
        }
        for ( j = 5; j < 20 ; j++ )
        {
            if ( !q_dequeue (q3, &val))
            {
                passed = 0;
                break;
            }
            else
            {
                if ( val != j )
                {
                    passed = 0;
                    break;
                }
            }
        }
    }

    if ( passed )
        printf ("Test 6 passed.\n");
    else
        printf ("Test 6 failed.\n");

    /* Not technically required since we're about to end the program
     * but it is a good habit to free any memory you malloc
     */
    free(q2);
    free(q3);
    return 0;
}