Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 03-25-2009, 09:46 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2009
Posts: 23

Rep: Reputation: 15
Bug ?

I am using a Fedora 10 distribution. Mainly the GNOME Desktop.
kernel -

Some of the applications (KATE , Skype ... ) just won't start. I start them from the console.. but nothing happens. If I start them with root wrights they work OK.

Could you help me please ? How can I fix this problem ?
Old 03-25-2009, 10:40 AM   #2
Registered: Oct 2007
Location: triad, nc, usa
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 232

Rep: Reputation: 29
did you install them as root?
Old 03-25-2009, 04:07 PM   #3
Registered: Mar 2009
Distribution: Fedora, Slackware
Posts: 104

Rep: Reputation: 21
Do you have KDE (especially kdelibs) installed?

Even if you run Gnome as your main desktop, you still need KDE to run KDE-based applications. Kate is typically a KDE-based tool, and Skype is built using QT, which is the same core library set that KDE is built upon.

Linux Archive

Last edited by JaksoDebr; 04-02-2009 at 04:55 AM.
Old 03-26-2009, 07:30 AM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2009
Posts: 23

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I think I have them, in fact they were even working fine. I have also a KDE Desktop (you can't get KATE in GNOME with Fedora 10 another way). And about the root installation... no I haven't installed them under root.
Old 03-26-2009, 08:48 AM   #5
LQ Veteran
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Annapolis, MD
Distribution: Arch/XFCE
Posts: 17,802

Rep: Reputation: 740Reputation: 740Reputation: 740Reputation: 740Reputation: 740Reputation: 740Reputation: 740
find the executables and check the permissions.

To run Kate my system (PCLOS/KDE), I had to first start "dcopserver" (whatever that is)


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
dhcp bug or bug in my head belda Linux - Networking 2 01-26-2008 08:46 AM
LXer: 2008 CES: Bug Labs Introduces BUG, BUGbase. So Cool! LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 01-09-2008 01:21 AM
2038 bug-Is Debian Bug-Proof? deepclutch Debian 1 08-02-2007 10:59 AM
Firefox bug? Fedora 7 bug? or what? hawke Fedora 8 07-22-2007 07:00 PM
Free86 bug or nVidia bug?? ProtoformX Linux - Software 2 05-12-2004 02:38 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:06 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration