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Old 09-11-2001, 06:12 AM   #1
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KDE 2 Crashes

I am running RH 7.1 and downloaded KDE 2 last night. I did the RPM install from a mirror site and installed it exactly as the README file said and used the --nodeps flag. Bad idea! KDE now crashes and will not run. It can't set up interprocess communication and bombs. When it crashed it complained about making sure the .DCOPserver was running. I checked $home/.DCOPserver_localhost.localdomain and it says the link is broken. Has anyone seen this problem or have any ideas about where that link is suposed to point?? Please help! Gnome apparently doesn't use this link as it has no problems. Near as I can tell DCOPserver is where KDE looks for the network.
Old 09-13-2001, 04:03 PM   #2
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here's what i found

Check out this mail reply:

Message-ID: <>
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2001 11:24:18 +1200
From: dan carter <>
Subject: Re: [suse-sparc] DCOPserver continued

Hmm, bugs like this can be tricky without a full understanding of the
workings of KDE.

I would delete your KDE config, that often fixes bugs like these.

mv ~/.kde/share/config ~/.kde/share/config.bak

Your application data (sticky notes etc) will be safe as these are
stored in ~/.kde/share/apps

If that fails, try the KDE lists.

Lou Picciano / Essex Systems wrote:

> As the window manager begins to start up, a dialog says:
> "Error setting up inter-process communication for KDE. Message is:
> Could not read network connection list
> /root/.DCOPserver_<hostname>_:0 please check that dcopserver is
> running!"


url for that source:

Hope this helps!


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