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Old 06-13-2004, 12:11 AM   #1
bublebboy
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I can't log in as root! I get a "dcopserver" error!


Whenever I try to log in as root I get the following error:

There was an error setting up inter-process
communications for KDE. The message returned
by the system was:

Could not read network connection list.
/root/.DCOPserver_linux__1

Please check that the "dcopserver" program is running!

I can log in as a user, and I can use the "su" function in the terminal, but I am unable to use root. I have no idea how to fix this. I am using SuSE 9.1 pro.
 
Old 06-13-2004, 09:38 AM   #2
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don't know if it's the same as mandrake, but mdk have root hidden as default for graphical login.

I had to open my user account, then the kde control centre (not the mandrake one, so I presume that's probably similar with SuSE).

then system, then login manager. It open's up, and you hit the administrator mode button at bottom and put in your root password.

Then you just select the users tab and if it's similar to mandrake, you'd just have to uncheck root as hidden user.

Hope this helps a little.

regards

John
 
Old 06-13-2004, 12:49 PM   #3
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I was able to log in as root for a while, it has just recently started giving me this error. In SuSE there are two different ways to log in as root: 1) Root is hidden, but you can simply type in root as the username and log in. 2) When logged in as a user, you can open up a second desktop as root.
Neither of these options work, and they used to.
 
Old 06-14-2004, 10:32 PM   #4
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I am still getting the "dcopserver" program error when logging into root.

This is the message from ".xsession-errors"

xset: bad font path element (#113), possible causes are:
Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
Directory missing fonts.dir
Incorrect font server address or syntax
xset: bad font path element (#113), possible causes are:
Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
Directory missing fonts.dir
Incorrect font server address or syntax
xset: bad font path element (#113), possible causes are:
Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
Directory missing fonts.dir
Incorrect font server address or syntax
xset: bad font path element (#113), possible causes are:
Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
Directory missing fonts.dir
Incorrect font server address or syntax
kdeinit: Aborting. bind() failed: : Input/output error
Could not bind to socket '/tmp/ksocket-root/kdeinit__1'
Warning: connect() failed: : No such file or directory
ksplash: WARNING: KGenericFactory: instance requested but no instance name passed to the constructor!
kdeinit: Aborting. bind() failed: : Input/output error
Could not bind to socket '/tmp/ksocket-root/kdeinit__1'
Could not register with DCOPServer. Aborting.
startkde: Shutting down...
Warning: connect() failed: : No such file or directory
Error: Can't contact kdeinit!
startkde: Running shutdown scripts...
startkde: Done.
ksplash: Fatal IO error: client killed
bad md5 secret-cookie obtained from Arts::TmpGlobalComm - replacing it

I don't know if that will help, but I hope it will.
 
Old 06-15-2004, 04:43 AM   #5
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dunno if it'll help any, but I seem to recall that when I had this problem, someone told me that if I could get a graphical log in, and get kde started, then I should open konqueror and from the view dropdown, select "show hidden files", then from the result delete the files called DCOPserver and then do a reboot, which should then recreate the files correctly.

If you've still got the disc's and this doesn't work, I'd just do a re-install (the tried and tested newbie cure all).

But I think that i'd also partition my disc up so I can have a separate /home, because then you shouldn't loose any data (e-mail address book, personalisations etc). then if you find anything in your /home doesn't work, you should (in theory) be able to just re-install that particular app/facility and off it goes (this has worked for me, recently).

hope this help's a little, if not sorry for wasting your time.

regards

John
 
  


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