Sorry to post from Windoze, but I must.
I boot with lilo in text mode and log in to a command prompt. Then I start X, and get the message:
"There was an error setting up inter-process communications for KDE. The message returned by the system was:
Could not read network connection list:
Please check that the 'dcopserver' program is running!"
This happens when I try to start X as both root/admin and regular user. I don't think the system was shut down uncleanly. The hard drive has no bad sectors. Should I run e2fsck (my machines are all ext3)? I thought the network connection list was created on bootup, but maybe not.
There is a page at wiki.linuxquestions.org that gives some information, and suggests copying this file from another user, while that user is logged in. I don't have any users with access to X, so this won't work for me, but I do have a previous install of Mandriva 2006 on another hard disk.
Think I can drop this file into place on my current Mandriva install? Should I create another user (as admin) from the command prompt, and use that user's .DCOPserver file?
Should I do a urpmi to replace some possibly damaged RPMs?
And where can I get more documentation on IPC?
P.S. I am using the original 2.6.12-12 kernel. But I am a home user, behind a router, I'm safe.
Thanks in advance