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Old 02-13-2004, 03:15 PM   #1
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ERROR: Couldn't write pid to pid file

I am trying to run imwheel as a non-root user on a Suse 8.2 system. When I type imwheel at the command prompt, I get:

ERROR: Couldn't write pid to pid file
Perhaps you want the -p option to avoid this...
Otherwise you may SUID root the imwheel executable.
: Permission denied

When I run ksysguard and look at all the processes running, there is no imwheel listed.

I don't want to use the -p option because that creates lots of problems. Can anyone tell me what's going on and how I get it back to the way it was, which was that I could simply type imwheel and it would run. Is there a pid files somewhere I need to edit?

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Have you tried the suggested solution of SUIDing it?

Old 02-13-2004, 09:05 PM   #3
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I am not sure exactly what SUIDing means, but I have done:
kdesu -- sudo imwheel
and that works fine. The problem though is that imwheel is running as root which creates problems with configuration files.



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