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Old 11-18-2005, 10:36 AM   #1
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Configuration file not writable ~KDE~


The saga continues....

On 11-11-2005 @ 03:19 PM I asked a question regarding an error when using users other than root fail to load with KDE. ~I recieved no responses ~

After countless attempts of trying to figure out:
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There was an error settuping up inter-process communications for KDE.
The message returned by the system was:

Could not read Network Connection List.
//: .DCOPserver_stealth__0

Please check that DCOPserver program is running.
{press the 'OK' button}

{new error pops up}

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Will not save configuration

configuration file "//.kde/share/config/kwinrc" not writable

configuration file "//.kde/share/config/kdeglobals" not writable
{press the 'OK' button}

... and working on the idea that it was a permission issue. I was humbled (again). I thought - 'k', I was good at "FUBAR", lets remove the users not working and add new ones. After all - if they don't work why keep them and with new users logic should agree that the errors would cease.

Unfortunately that failed.

I am still getting the same errors as the above

If there is anyone that has any suggestions, I am open to try anything. My fear now is that my /home is corrupted. The good news is that I do have /home on a seperate partition, I am just not sure how to repair or 're-install' if necessary.

Does anyone know if I could delete the KDE files and if they would re-write/create them selves. (probably not I am thinking - am new to this after all).
 
Old 11-18-2005, 11:15 AM   #2
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Try:
rm -rf ~/.kde

This will erase all your personal settings, and make kde behave as if it is your first login...

If you have bookmarks/address books you want to keep then back them up first...
 
Old 11-19-2005, 03:56 PM   #3
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bulliver -

thanks for the reply,

curious though. Performing that command. Would it not be the same as removing the old users and adding new user?

[QUOTE] "make kde behave as if it is your first login..." [\QUOTE]
Do you mean that it will rebuild the kde files?
 
Old 11-20-2005, 06:24 PM   #4
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Would it not be the same as removing the old users and adding new user?
No. Sorry, perhaps 'login' was a bad choice of words. I just mean it will delete your users personal KDE settings, and start them again from the defaults...
 
  


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