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Old 02-16-2014, 02:10 PM   #1
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dolphin fails


Upon firing up Dolphin, I get "The process for the file protocol died unexpectedly." I am running Slackware 14.0.

There are some bug reports similar to this but I have not found a good explanation of the cause, or of the fix.

Any pointers?
 
Old 02-16-2014, 11:21 PM   #2
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I have not encountered any problem with Dolphin, but you might take a look at /var/log/messages; it might contain some hints about what is happening.
 
Old 02-17-2014, 11:52 AM   #3
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I have not encountered any problem with Dolphin, but you might take a look at /var/log/messages; it might contain some hints about what is happening.
That is a great suggestion...but I have already checked there, and find no messages. Thanks, though.
 
Old 02-17-2014, 11:56 AM   #4
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Have you tried running Dolphin from the command line? There may be more information forthcoming if you start it that way.
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:25 PM   #5
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Nothing new learned when I ran from the command line. I tried that as root and as user, prior to posting.

A google came up with several bug reports, but nothing I could see (or looked at) provided any helpful suggestion as to how to resolve. Most were from a couple of years ago.
 
Old 02-17-2014, 07:53 PM   #6
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As a test, try using konqueror from the command line as a file manager and see whether you get the same error.
 
Old 02-17-2014, 11:50 PM   #7
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Do you mean Dolphin the file browser or Dolphin the emulator?
Either way i've used both on Slackware 14, and both worked fine.
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Nothing new learned when I ran from the command line. I tried that as root and as user, prior to posting.
What's it do? nothing at all, just go back to a blinking marker?
 
Old 02-18-2014, 07:01 AM   #8
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Dolphin the file browser. I went poking on that system last night, again, and I found that some files in /var/tmp would not delete, so I am suspicious that there is a file system problem. I will reboot and investigate further when I can, which will probably be the upcoming weekend.

I run about 20 systems, most with Slackware 14.0, a few with 14.1, and have not seen this problem on any of the others.

If I find anything, I'll post it here.
 
Old 02-24-2014, 12:43 AM   #9
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A power fail (thank you ice and freezing temps) solved my problem. When I rebooted the system, the root partition had a couple of FSCK errors, which were fixed. When the system booted, dolphin worked, and has worked for a couple of days.

It appears that the problem may be because of a corrupt or damaged partition.

Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions, and whose who read about it and considered whether they had anything to offer.
 
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Thanks for the update. Now someone with a similar problem will get a tip about trying fsck.
 
  


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