DCOP server

Craig Colton meerkats at bellsouth.net
Sat Oct 6 15:07:16 PDT 2001

On Saturday 06 October 2001 12:45 pm, you wrote:
> * Craig Colton <meerkats at bellsouth.net> [011006 18:16]:
> > ...............somethings been really bugging me. My user can't seem to
> > successfully launch KDE. It works fine when logged in as root, but when
> > user "craig" attempts, the splash screen comes up but locks on "setting
> > up interprocess communication", and I get an error about not reading
> > network connection list.
> >         When using "startkde" from an xterm in WindowMaker (WM and twm
> > both work for craig), I get this:
> Is this a newly installed system with a new user or an update with an
> existing (maybe copied) home directory for this user? If the latter
> then try to remove the kde home directory (~/.kde is the default) and
> restart KDE. If its working then your kde settings were mangled.
> Also you should check if /tmp is writable for this user. This is a
> known issue when its not writable KDE is freaking out like this. Maybe
> it helps to delete the tmp directories created by kde for this user:
> /tmp/mcop-<users> /tmp/kde-<user> and /tmp/ksocket-<users>

I was skeptical after reading your post. These were all things that I 
(thought) I had tried. But, sure enough, after fiddling with the permissions 
on /tmp, she fired right up. Thanks a million.

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