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Old 04-15-2007, 10:58 AM   #1
akamad
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Can't login - "could not start kdeinit"


Hi all. I'm running Kubuntu 6.06.
My computer crashed (a hardware issue) and I had to do a hard reboot. When I got back onto Kubuntu and tried to login in, it failed.

The first message that popped up read:
"Could not start kdeinit, check your installation."

I clicked "okay" and the next message read:
"...Error setting up inter-process communication for KDE...
Could not read network connection list.
/home/username/.DCOPserver_username_desktop__0
...Check that "dcopserver" program is running!"

I opened up a terminal login and did "ps -e | grep dcop" and it showed nothing. So I started the program and tried logging in again but nothing changed. When I try running kdeinit from the terminal it says:
"kdeinit: error while loading shared libraries: /usr/lib/libfam.so.0: cannot read file data: Input/output error"

Having a look around the forums seems to say that I should try reinstalling the kde packages. But being a newbie and all, I'm not sure which packages they are.

Any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks.

Last edited by akamad; 04-15-2007 at 11:04 AM.
 
Old 04-15-2007, 12:31 PM   #2
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You sure you are not able to hear any clicking noises from your HDD?

Seems like a Hard Disk Failure issue.
 
Old 04-15-2007, 05:47 PM   #3
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Don't think it's a hard disk failure. Can't hear any noises and I have no problem accessing any of the disks.
 
Old 04-16-2007, 01:14 AM   #4
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One thing that could cause this is wrong permissions on your home directory and its contents. Make sure you've mounted your /home in case its on another partition.

Resetting the permissions of the home directory should solve your problem.

Try the following command: (as user)

Code:
chmod 755 /home/amit
In case you want stricter control over your /home directory, you can try 700 or something like that.

The only thing that I thought it would be a Hard Disk failure is cuz it gave you an Input/Output error.
 
Old 04-16-2007, 01:18 AM   #5
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Usually

Yes, that usually works, but sometimes its an operating system issue with that version of Linux. I have went through Edubuntu, Ubuntu, and Kubuntu, and they all did that to me one time or another.

Sometimes - you have to reinstall it to correct the mistake.

~TQ
 
Old 04-16-2007, 06:51 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tq2007
Yes, that usually works, but sometimes its an operating system issue with that version of Linux. I have went through Edubuntu, Ubuntu, and Kubuntu, and they all did that to me one time or another.

Sometimes - you have to reinstall it to correct the mistake.

~TQ
Yeah I ended up reinstalling it, backed everything up before I did it so it only cost me time. Thanks for your help everyone.
 
Old 04-17-2007, 12:33 AM   #7
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You didn't try that command? ..cuz I think it would have saved you a lot of effort going the long way (reinstalling everything).

Last edited by duffmckagan; 04-17-2007 at 12:34 AM.
 
Old 04-18-2007, 12:54 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by duffmckagan
You didn't try that command? ..cuz I think it would have saved you a lot of effort going the long way (reinstalling everything).
I started reinstalling before I read the comment. Plus it gave me an excuse to format and reinstall everything and start a-fresh.
 
Old 04-18-2007, 12:07 PM   #9
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hehe..nice :P
 
  


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