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Old 05-04-2003, 05:29 PM   #1
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strange gnome error


i am running RH 9 and one day i started gnome-terminal and it gave the this error:

"An error occurred while loading or saving configuration information for gnome-terminal. Some of your configuration settings may not work properly."

it also has a Details button and when clicked it shows:

"Configuration server couldn't be contacted:
CORBA error:
Configuration server couldn't be contacted:
CORBA error:
Configuration server couldn't be contacted:
CORBA error:"

i tried deleting the .gnome and .gconf directories in my home folder and that worked for a while, but now its back again...

any help?

thank you,
Old 05-04-2003, 05:58 PM   #2
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killall gconfd-1

then restart the gnome2 app and gconfd-2 should load fine. not sure why and where gconfd-1 get's loaded from , but i have that too on some gtk2 apps.
Old 05-04-2003, 05:59 PM   #3
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hmmm...well it seems that gnome terminal is corrupting but the question is how. I would say there are two things you could do.

1. Uninstall gnome-terminal and then reinstall it
2. Download another terminal(i.e. eterm or aterm) and, get this, run gnome terminal from eterm or aterm to see if it gives any error messages that could give you a clue as to why this is happening.


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