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Old 10-26-2005, 10:07 PM   #1
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Kontact: Resource locked by application ".


I'm getting the following error message with Kontact, when trying to modify/add addresses:


The resource /home/[username]//.kde/share/apps/kabc/st.vcf is locked by application ".

Any assistance greatfully accepted.
 
Old 10-27-2005, 02:01 PM   #2
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Obviously the file has been locked out and is not writable any more. Check if you are the owner of that file.
Another way to fix it possibly is.
- export all your contacts as a VCF2.0 file (all contacts in the same file) in some other location different from the default folder
-rename the vcf file as std.vcf
-overwrite the file from the default location with this file.

Let us know if something goes wrong.

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Old 10-27-2005, 09:05 PM   #3
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Yes, I'm the owner of that file.

However, it's locked because it thinks there's some other process that needs this file.
 
Old 10-28-2005, 02:35 PM   #4
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Do you know which application.. or are you assuming so because of the error message?
 
Old 10-29-2005, 04:40 PM   #5
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I ran into this situation once before, and for the same reason: Home was full, and causing all kinds of errors.

A friend of mine solved it, with blazing speed (unfortunately, he's incommunicado at the moment). It was a case that the program thought it was being shared but no other program was accessing it. I forget whether he deleted a file or just deleted the contents, or even which file or exactly where that file was.
 
Old 10-30-2005, 11:49 AM   #6
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Home was full, and causing all kinds of errors.
Question.. How does Home get full? do you have a size restriction to your home folder?
If you think your home folder is getting bloated, try using filelight to figure out where the size is being occupied.

BTW coming back to the file access problem, did my earlier suggestion work?
 
Old 11-21-2005, 08:09 AM   #7
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Hi

Check if there are files present in

~/.kde/share/apps/kabc/lock/

If there are, delete them.

Good luck

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Old 11-21-2005, 08:50 PM   #8
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And deleting the files from ~/.kde/share/apps/kabc/lock/ worked perfectly. Thanks!!

(Note: I shut donw Kontact before I started meddling in this directory, just to be on the safe side)

We can count this ticket as "closed".
 
  


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