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Old 03-08-2004, 06:37 PM   #1
gbassett
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Login Issues with MDK10.0, KDE3.2, and old home


I have a userspace in my /home directory that I have been using since Mandrake 8.2. I have 2 more that I just created. Whenever I attempt to log into KDE on the older user, (Or even run konqueror as the user from a Konsole shell on another user), I get the following error:
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There was an error setting up inter-process communications for KDE. The message returned by the system was:

Could not read network connection list.
/home/<username>/.DCOPserver_localhost_0

Please check that the "dcopserver" program is running!
If I run "dcop" from a shell under the bad user I get "ERROR: Couldn't attach to DCOP server!"
But if I run under the other name I get a list of kde programs, (klauncher, kdesktop, klipper, etc).

If anyone has any idea what is causing this problem, it is keeping me from logging in to my main user. Any help is greatly appriciated.
 
Old 03-08-2004, 06:48 PM   #2
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try moving that directory; it might hold some stale files that the new kde may not like
 
Old 03-08-2004, 07:20 PM   #3
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I have already "rm -rf .DCOP*" and it still does it.
 
Old 03-08-2004, 07:24 PM   #4
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then i'm guessing there are some configuration files that kde 3.2 does not like

try also moving your ~/.kde folder (but don't delete it, it will contain your important configuration stuff that you may not want to lose)
 
Old 03-08-2004, 07:34 PM   #5
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Tried already and that didn't work either.
 
Old 03-08-2004, 08:01 PM   #6
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is the ownership of your home directory messed up by any chance?
 
Old 03-08-2004, 09:17 PM   #7
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Completely resetting the ownership of the home directory worked. "chown <username>:<username> * -R" as root cleared up the problem, (though I didn't see where the problem would have been lieing from when I ran it as <username>. Anyway, thanks for the help.
 
  


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