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Old 11-25-2006, 05:02 PM   #1
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KDE "floating point exception"


I'm running FC6 with Gnome as the default desktop. Whenever I try running ANY KDE application, it doesn't run. I tried running them from the command line, and it spit out "Floating point exception" and didn't run. I thought something might have been wrong with my KDE install, so I uninstalled and reinstalled all of KDE. Didn't do anything. I removed the .kde profile in $HOME, then tried running it again. Didn't run. I compiled Amarok from source to see if it would work then, it didn't. I tried exiting out of Gnome and running "startkde" from rl3. I got some error message. I'd post it, but I don't know how to save the above output into a text file.

This is not the first time this has happened. In FC5, I had this problem and ended up reformatting. I really don't want to do that again, it reminds me of what I had to do every so often in Windows.

Does anyone have any clue what's going on?
 
Old 11-26-2006, 09:56 PM   #2
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My first question would be does it work under KDE or not. I haven't had any problems with kde progs under gnome. which leads me to my second question :
Have you also installed all of the other required components to make this work

http://amarok.kde.org/wiki/Requirements
 
Old 12-18-2006, 03:45 PM   #3
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I didn't realize I had a reply on this until I googled my problem and this came up as the first result.

I have all the dependencies installed. I did a groupremove of all KDE-related apps, then installed only Amarok and its dependencies, and I still had the error. I did a complete install of KDE and Amarok, and I got a floating point exception. I'm thinking it has something to do with kdelibs because I can't run ANY KDE app. This is the output when I try to run "startkde" from RL3.
Code:
xsetroot:  unable to open display ''
xset:  unable to open display ""
xset:  unable to open display ""
xsetroot:  unable to open display ''
startkde: Starting up...
ksplash: cannot connect to X server 
xprop:  unable to open display ''
usage:  xprop [-options ...] [[format [dformat]] atom] ...

where options include:
    -grammar                       print out full grammar for command line
    -display host:dpy              the X server to contact
    -id id                         resource id of window to examine
    -name name                     name of window to examine
    -font name                     name of font to examine
    -remove propname               remove a property
    -set propname value            set a property to a given value
    -root                          examine the root window
    -len n                         display at most n bytes of any property
    -notype                        do not display the type field
    -fs filename                   where to look for formats for properties
    -frame                         don't ignore window manager frames
    -f propname format [dformat]   formats to use for property of given name
    -spy                           examine window properties forever

kdeinit: Aborting. $DISPLAY is not set.
Warning: connect() failed: : No such file or directory
ksmserver: cannot connect to X server 
ERROR: Couldn't attach to DCOP server!
startkde: Shutting down...
Warning: connect() failed: : No such file or directory
Error: Can't contact kdeinit!
startkde: Running shutdown scripts...
xprop:  unable to open display ''
usage:  xprop [-options ...] [[format [dformat]] atom] ...

where options include:
    -grammar                       print out full grammar for command line
    -display host:dpy              the X server to contact
    -id id                         resource id of window to examine
    -name name                     name of window to examine
    -font name                     name of font to examine
    -remove propname               remove a property
    -set propname value            set a property to a given value
    -root                          examine the root window
    -len n                         display at most n bytes of any property
    -notype                        do not display the type field
    -fs filename                   where to look for formats for properties
    -frame                         don't ignore window manager frames
    -f propname format [dformat]   formats to use for property of given name
    -spy                           examine window properties forever
 
  


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