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Old 05-10-2005, 11:55 PM   #1
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error -- Could not find the program "programname"


Hi all,

Running RH9 and still kinda a newbie. I have noticed that on certain applications that I have installed (under KDE), they open fine, I use them, and then when I close them, I get a little error window that says:

Couldn't find the program 'edonkey2000'

I'm using eDonkey as an example, as it is one of the programs that gives me the error.

It doesn't happen with RPMs, just some applications packaged in tar.gz. Actually, I didn't have to compile it or anything, just unzipped and ran it. Like I said, it works fine, until I close it. Wondering if anyone has had this same problem, hopefully it's a quick fix.

Also, as a side note, I have had a somewhat similar problem when I add a link for kppp either to my desktop or to my taskbar. I can run it from the link, but once again, when I close it, I get:

KDEInit could not launch 'kppp'

I don't know if both of these problems will have a similar answer or not, but I figured I would throw them in the same post.

Anyway, thanks for any help you all can give me Smile

Bill
 
Old 05-11-2005, 09:34 AM   #2
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I think it has something to do with the groups, and maybe you are not given the premission to access them..

You need Root Access for this to go into KUser (K --> System -->KUser), and add yourself to all the groups, and see if the program will launch without any errors..
 
Old 05-11-2005, 10:17 PM   #3
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Hi ShawnRisk,

I tried that but it didn't work. You may be in the right ballpark tho, because when I log into KDE under root, I have no problem. I set up another user account and tried it and had no problem. It's only when I'm under my account that I have problems.

Another thing that I noticed...when i open up the program under root (or the test account I created) and closed it out, it closed out fine, then it appeared to be updating files in its directory (the sizes changed, like it was writing to them). This doesn't happen when I use my account, like it looks like it tries, then I get that error, it's almost as if the error is caused by the program not being able to update those files. I know this sounds confusing

Here is something else I noticed that may or may not attribute to my problem. When i log into KDE under root, you know how it has the little splash screen telling you what programs it's loading before it gets to the desktop? Well, It loads like 9 or 10 things when I log into root or the other account I set up, but only 7 when I log into my account. I hope you know what I am talking about. BTW, my account is the one that the Linux Installation has you set up by default after you set up the root account, do you think it has limited capabilities than accounts you add later after installation?

I really hope I get the hang of this, Lord knows I'm trying.

Thanks for any help you can give

Bill
 
Old 05-12-2005, 06:30 AM   #4
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Which groups did you add yourself to? Did you setup any programs as root? Also what are the hidden files in your home directory?

First: if you didn't add to all the groups then that might be the reason.. Second: Look at the groups that the new user is entered into, and see if they are the same as yours.. Three: Look at the premissions that the new users has and compare to yours..
 
Old 05-12-2005, 08:04 AM   #5
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Hi,

Here is a list of the hidden directories in my home dir:

.gaim
.gconf
.gconfd
.gimp-1.2
.gstreamer
.icons
.kde
.mcop
.mozilla
.mplayer
.nautilus
.netscape
.netscape6
.openoffice
.qt
.themes
.thumbnails
.xchat
.xmms

Also, I go into my user setup. I have two users setup, bill (thats me) and ben (my friends name, created it as a test).

So, that's 2 users. I select bill and go "Groups" to see what what groups Im added to. There are a bunch of different groups I could select to be a member of (adm, bin, daemon, etc...), but the only two groups I'm a member of are bill and ben. Same with the ben account, just bill and ben. Both accounts seem to be identical in this respect.

Are there groups that I should be a member of besides my own? Or perhaps, is there a config file that loads each user's settings when they log into KDE?

Also, here is really stupid question: Where do I go (or what command can I use in shell) to view the permission specifics for each user? That was the only question you asked that I wasn't able to answer.

Lol, sorry for being dumb, hopefully I get the hang of this soon.

Thanks,

Bill
 
Old 05-13-2005, 07:02 AM   #6
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First if the groups are the same for both users, then it has something to do with the settings of the groups maybe.. Look here for the premission of groups and users: http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...s-rhlspec.html

As for the hidden files, I see that all of them are good.. One thing I heared was that if you deleted all of them, the programs might work again, but you would have to reload the programs again I would think..

The kde config file, would be in the .kde file in the home directory as that is where all the settings for that are kept.. I am not sure which file as I am not at home to run Linux...
 
Old 05-15-2005, 11:54 AM   #7
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Ok, I accidentally figured out part of my problem...

I realized that my root account and the "test" account were running the Gnome desktop enviroment, while my personal account was using the KDE desktop enviroment.

So I switched the test account's enviroment to KDE, ran the program, and produced the same error. Maybe it just runs better under Gnome than KDE? Switched it back to Gnome, worked fine again. So I believe it has something to do with KDE.

Ever heard of something like this?

Thanks, man

Bill
 
  


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