I'm relatively new to linux, and I have been trying to use DIVA (DVD authoring software) which mainly for Gnome on KDE 3.5, but the following error comes up with all most gnome apps:
"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-zouzou/lock/ior' not opened successfully, no gconfd located: Permission denied 2: IOR file '/tmp/gconfd-zouzou/lock/ior' not opened successfully, no gconfd located: Permission denied)"
I tried to install gconfd but urpmi comes back with a message indicating that Gconfd is already installed. I also tried to go to Gnome and start the apps from there, but the desktop environment (Gnome) doesn't start properly and shows an error message as the one above.
Second, whenever I try to install a software directly from the TARball source, Konsole gives me an error message. So I have to look for the RPM to install it. But not all the softwares I need are converted to RPM. I tried converting some Tarballs into RPM but it's a bit complicated and time consuming and I can't afford losing anymore time.
Is there anyway I can deal with these two probs?
Thanx for your help in advance.