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Old 09-27-2006, 03:04 PM   #1
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Question Kontact


My friend been useing Mepis 6.0 he been useing Kontact alot but now it won't come up, unknow what he did
is there a way to repair it with out loseing his info?
 
Old 09-28-2006, 09:09 AM   #2
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Try running Kontact from a terminal like Konsole or Gnome Terminal. You will be able to see the error messages. Just type kontact at the prompt.
Code:
$ kontact
Link points to "/tmp/ksocket-user"
Link points to "/tmp/kde-user"
Link points to "/var/tmp/kdecache-user"
There are no problems in the above example. Kontact runs fine.

If that doesn't help then you can do the same thing but use the strace utility to see what files Kontact tries to open when it is starting. It creates a lot of output but the problem will show up near the bottom of the output.
Code:
$ strace kontact
execve("/opt/kde3/bin/kontact", ["kontact"], [/* 66 vars */]) = 0
brk(0)                                  = 0x806b000
access("/etc/ld.so.preload", R_OK)      = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/tls/i686/libkdepim.so.1", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/tls/libkdepim.so.1", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
...
That should give an error near the end of the output that will point to the problem.
 
Old 09-28-2006, 10:50 AM   #3
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Thank you it odd the computer fix it self after trying to get it to work with no luck we walk away for a few hours come back Kontact is back up and runing don't know what happen but I like to know how you backup the Data you enter in kontact if mepis or Kontact should die we like to be able to restore the Data if you reinstall Kontact would you lose all the Data in there ?
 
Old 09-28-2006, 01:27 PM   #4
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Yes if you back up the user account's home directory then you can restore the mail messages from the backup.
 
Old 09-29-2006, 01:52 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help
 
  


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