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Old 10-02-2006, 11:43 AM   #1
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unable to import albums in digikam?

trying to import my photos into digikam (haven't ever used it before). i keep getting an error message:

digikam: ERROR: : couldn't create slave : Unable to create io-slave:
klauncher said: Unknown protocol 'digikamalbums'.
digikam: WARNING: Failed to list url: Could not start process Unable to create io-slave:
klauncher said: Unknown protocol 'digikamalbums'.
no help on google or the forums...i'm the only one having this problem?
Old 10-02-2006, 03:14 PM   #2
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Did you install the DigikamImagePlugins that matches the digikam version number?
Old 10-03-2006, 10:30 AM   #3
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digikamplugins is 0.8.0-1-1ubuntu. digikam is 0.8.2~rc1-0ubuntu3. obviously using ubuntu (dapper). plugins is listed as recommended, and plugins <0.8.0 is listed as a conflict. doesn't look like that's the problem.
Old 07-24-2009, 06:17 PM   #4
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I get the exact same warnings (and empty albums) after installing digikam-1.0.0-beta2. digikam-0.9.0 worked fine. Removing ~/.kde/share/apps/digikam and ~/.kde/share/config/digikamrc and/or updating to latest kipi-plugins-0.5.0 does not help.

Any suggestions what may cause this problem?


Edit: on Slackware-current and KDE4

Last edited by BroX; 07-24-2009 at 06:18 PM. Reason: additional info
Old 11-10-2009, 10:26 AM   #5
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No thumbnails issue in digikam solved

After a few hours trying it's finally solved. At least in my case.
My setup is:
  • Slackware 13.0 64bit
  • KDE 4.2.4
  • digikam 1.0.0beta6

I've upgraded to KDE 4.3.3 lately, but Amarok (native KDE application) and Digikam (after recompilation) did't run afterwards.
Amarok said:
amarok: [ERROR!] Tried to perform escape() on uninitialized MySQL
amarok: [ERROR!] Tried to perform query on uninitialized MySQL
Digikam said:
digikam: ERROR: : couldn't create slave : Unable to create io-slave:
klauncher said: Unknown protocol 'digikamalbums'.
So I downgraded back to KDE 4.2.4. But Amarok and Digikam remained nonfunctional. Amarok crashed with Segmentation fault. Digikam with the same output as before. Solution was to
  1. remove old amarok configuration (amarokrc) in my home .kde/share/config folder (Amarok)
  2. add folder with digikam plugins in my .bash_profile file (Digikam)

  1. As user I ran commands:
    cd ~/.kde/share/config
    rm amarok*
  2. Steps depend on your configuration. First of all, I located digikam plugins folder. It's easily done with
    command. I searched files like
    They all should reside in it. Mine digikam plugins folder is /usr/local/lib64/kde4. I checked if my plugins were read (touched by digikam when ran) by command
    ls -ltu /path/to/your/digikam/plugins/folder
    And they weren't indeed. Access time on kio_* files was older than current time. Voila'. Then I modified environment variables mentioned in digikam official svn install guide both in ~/.profile and ~/.bash_profile files, and restarted X11. Digikam finally showed all my pictures. You can also check again with
    ls -ltu
    that your plugins were read by digikam (access time is the same as current).

Variables set in .bash_profile:
export DIGIKAMDEST=/usr/local
export KDEHOME="/home/user/.kde"
export QTDIR="/usr/lib64/qt"
export QT_PLUGIN_PATH="/usr/lib64/kde4/plugins/"

Last edited by pupok; 11-10-2009 at 10:29 AM.
Old 11-10-2009, 06:08 PM   #6
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glad it worked for you--i haven't had the problem for about 3 years now


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