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Old 12-04-2002, 05:49 PM   #1
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I downloaded and installed Evolution 1.2. I can only get it to work properly if I use the command terminal as a superuser, and everything seems to work fine.

However, If I try to start the program as a regular user, although the program starts, certain parts don't work. The Contacts and Calendar work, but e-mail and the Summary do not work.

As a regular user, I see on the terminal screen, messages like:
"evolution shell warning - error invoking send/receive on OAFIID: GNOME_Evolution_Mail_ShellComponent IDL:"

As I can get the program to work as a superuser, I believe I have all the necessary files in the right places. I have noticed other posts that describe similar problems, but I don't think they have tried to use the progam as a superuser.

I am using Mandrake 9.0 and KDE desktop on my home computer that is not networked, other than ADSL/LAN internet connection. Also, I am a COMPLETE newbie, so if you are able to help, please bear this in mind.

Any suggestion?

Old 12-04-2002, 10:43 PM   #2
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   Sounds like an issue with oaf or ORBit, and permissions.


rpm -V evolution
rpm -V oaf
rpm -V ORBit

   If you get output and any of the files have a M next to them on the left then their permissions have been changed.

   Another idea, check to make sure they are the correct version for Evolution 1.2 and if that doesn't help check all the packages that Evolution depends on.


   I doubt it relates to you, but the one person I found with a similar problem said it ended up being a problem with the /home directory being on NFS instead of local. root's home directory is /root while every other user's home directory is in /home. It might be worth a try to move /home/user to /user and change the home directory for that user in /etc/passwd. If you try this I would suggest you create a new user instead of messing with your current one.


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