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Old 11-26-2006, 01:29 AM   #1
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gaim crashes on sending message

Hi, i'm using gaim 1.5 on a slackware 10.2 system.
My problem is whenever i send a message using yahoo or google talk login, gaim simply exits displaying this on my terminal:

/tmp/mcop-sharath is accessible owned by user
(sharath is my username) i tried changing the ownership of "mcop-sharath" but didn't helped what is this directory & what could be the problem? plz help
Old 11-27-2006, 11:37 AM   #2
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What is the permission of this directory? /tmp is and should be writeable by all users. Applications use it to store temporary files to write and read from when they are running, etc.

Are you possibly running the application as a different user than the one you started X with?
Old 12-03-2006, 09:18 PM   #3
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Problem solved, I got this from mailing lists:

> cd /tmp
> rm -Rf *
> reboot
> After doing this, you should login to KDE as root first.
> Your: "rc.local" file should contain:
> if [ ! -d /tmp/.ICE-unix ] ; then
> mkdir /tmp/.ICE-unix
> fi
> chown root:root /tmp/.ICE-unix
> chmod 1777 /tmp/.ICE-unix

> If not do it manually.


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