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Old 11-01-2001, 02:20 PM   #1
da Perp
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cant run linuxconf

When I try to run linuxconf (and several other programs) from a terminal I get an error message as following:
message from remadmin: unable to bind port 16001.
Please note that I do not have internet or network acces, my pc is standalone.

One of my coworkers told me to reinstall linux, which I did twice,
but to no avail.

Has anyone had a similar problem or does anyone know how I can fix this?

Last edited by da Perp; 11-01-2001 at 03:26 PM.
Old 11-01-2001, 06:11 PM   #2
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actually... i have seen this before. usually tho, it's the esd that has this problem. port16001 is the default port for esd. usually gnome creates this error - i've never heard of it in a terminal before. do you know which program in particular is creating the error?
Old 11-02-2001, 05:15 AM   #3
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I get this message when typing linuxconf or gnorpm
in an x terminal. could this gnome problem perhaps also be related to why my sawfish wm wont load?(see my other thread)
Old 11-08-2001, 08:02 PM   #4
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It looks like it's trying to load esd - all GNOME programs try to start the GNOME environment (core bits like esd, an ORB..etc) when they run. Either remove esd, if it's not needed to satisfy dependencies, or set it to no sound in its configuration file, or disable listening on TCP/UDP. Check its manpage - it's probably esd causing this problem.

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