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Old 06-14-2004, 10:56 PM   #1
qwijibow
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GConf Error: Failed to contact configuration server


when launching firefox
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GConf Error: Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See http://www.gnome.org/projects/gconf/ for information. (Details - 1: IOR file '/tmp/gconfd-chris/lock/ior' not opened successfully, no gconfd located: No such file or directory 2: IOR file '/tmp/gconfd-chris/lock/ior' not opened successfully, no gconfd located: No such file or directory)
GConf Error: Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See http://www.gnome.org/projects/gconf/ for information. (Details - 1: IOR file '/tmp/gconfd-chris/lock/ior' not opened successfully, no gconfd located: No such file or directory 2: IOR file '/tmp/gconfd-chris/lock/ior' not opened successfully, no gconfd located: No such file or directory)
however firfox loads, and works.
whats does this error mean ? should i worry about it ?
safe to ignore ?

my system: Fedora Core 2 (custom 2.6.6 kernel )
Firefox-0.9 RC

"services nfs status " shows NFS to be STOPED. (i dont use NFS, so i removed the link from the runlevel)

thanX
 
Old 06-16-2004, 09:48 PM   #2
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bump.....

this seems to be preventing both firefox 9 stable, and thunderfird 0.7stable from functioning correctly.
any help ?
 
Old 07-01-2004, 07:38 PM   #3
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you may find some answers here

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...der=descending

good luck.
 
Old 07-20-2004, 03:41 AM   #4
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PEACEDOG, I have the same problem and I would be really interested in the link you posted, but the link is broken... Where did you find it?
 
Old 07-20-2004, 07:50 AM   #5
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it's been a while, but, i believe it was just a forum search for

TCP/IP networking for ORBit

you'll probably find more info here

http://www.gnome.org/projects/gconf/

that's a link from the error message.
good luck.
 
Old 06-06-2009, 11:20 AM   #6
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Hi

just install
gconf-defaults-service

and you're fine...

*edit
lol, its to late, but I had the same issue some minutes ago!
 
Old 06-18-2010, 06:17 PM   #7
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Mac Solution

I got this error on my Mac and solved it with the command:

>>launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchAgents/org.freedesktop.dbus-session.plist
>>sudo launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.freedesktop.dbus-system.plist
org.freedesktop.dbus-system

For more info check out this thread: http://old.nabble.com/Meld-fails-to-...d23618152.html

Last edited by smj2118; 06-18-2010 at 06:22 PM. Reason: more info
 
Old 11-26-2011, 11:16 PM   #8
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Fixed my problem by using sudo then the app.
 
Old 01-23-2012, 05:58 AM   #9
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Code:
rm -rf /tmp/* 
init 6
This should solve your problem. It solved mine!
 
Old 09-06-2012, 02:58 AM   #10
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I was getting a similar error. Turns out my root filesystem was competely filled up, and the system couldn't write some important files. I run Ubuntu 10.04, and over the last 2 1/2 years the updates have taken a toll on my system.

I entered this to remove over 400Meg of un-needed files on the system:

Code:
sudo apt-get autoremove
This got everything up and running back to normal.

Last edited by SunnyDaze; 09-06-2012 at 02:59 AM. Reason: fix typos
 
Old 03-25-2013, 02:09 PM   #11
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I tried various solutions from here and elswhere on the net without success. I then purged gconf2 and reinstalled it and the error message went away. This is on Debian stable.
 
  


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