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Old 10-30-2004, 04:38 PM   #1
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Mandrake 10.1 - Konqueror won't open


I just installed Mandrake 10.1. I like the new look and layout and all that, but when I click on the HOME icon on my desktop, the hourglass just comes up and nothing happens. And then when I manually type 'konqueror' in the konsole, nothing happens. No output and nothing on my desktop. So what should I do to view my files on my computer? Right now I'm using Firefox and the konsole to manage files, but I would like a visual. Any suggestions or tips on what is wrong?
 
Old 10-30-2004, 06:10 PM   #2
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Just want to add that this is a common problem in Mandrake 10.1 official as others in the Mandrake Club forums are mentioning this problem. Apparently it only works as root. Hopefully they will find a fix for this soon in Mandrake 10.2. hahah!
 
Old 10-30-2004, 08:15 PM   #3
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If it works as root then this is merely a rights problem...

Is there anything on the errata about this?
 
Old 10-31-2004, 01:17 AM   #4
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what does all this mean? I get this when running konqueror in root mode, which works only in root mode. anyway got any ideas on how to fix this?

[root@localhost ken]# konqueror
Creating link /root/.kde/socket-localhost.
Created link from "/root/.kde/socket-localhost" to "/tmp/ksocket-root"
/usr/X11R6/bin/iceauth: creating new authority file /root/.ICEauthority
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
Creating link /root/.kde/tmp-localhost.
Created link from "/root/.kde/tmp-localhost" to "/tmp/kde-root"
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
kbuildsycoca running...
Creating link /root/.kde/cache-localhost.
Created link from "/root/.kde/cache-localhost" to "/var/tmp/kdecache-root"
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: Property 'X-KDE-Weight' is defined multiple times (KOfficeFilter)
Invalid entry (missing '=') at /tmp/kde-root/kconf_updateOUDoYa.tmp:1
 
Old 10-31-2004, 10:38 AM   #5
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Problem solved guys.

Here's what you do

in console, type this

Code:
uname -a
then note your computer name. Mine happens to be 'localhost' since I gave it no name.

as root, edit this file /etc/hosts

the format should be this

Code:
127.0.0.1 localhost yourcomputername
then just save it, reboot, and your konqueror should work. Or when you click on your HOME icon it should work.
 
Old 10-31-2004, 01:20 PM   #6
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Ah, so it's not a bug, but rather a user error.

That is the user did not configure the machine's own hostname properly.

This is a common error, which is not put forward as being important in the installer.
 
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Ah, so it's not a bug, but rather a user error.

That is the user did not configure the machine's own hostname properly.

This is a common error, which is not put forward as being important in the installer.
No, it is also an error that even people who configured their own machine's own hostname correctly have encountered. This problem is listed in the Mandrakeclub forums
 
Old 10-31-2004, 11:35 PM   #8
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Test it.

Remove the hostname in /etc/hosts so it goes back to

127.0.0.1 localhost

Then add the local IP for the any active NIC on the same computer.

e.g.


192.168.0.1 yourcomputername


If this also resolves the problem then it's not a bug, but rather a configuration issue (the machine doesn't know it's own name).

If it does not resolve the problem then something else is at work and it may indeed be a bug.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 01:27 AM   #9
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Test it.

Remove the hostname in /etc/hosts so it goes back to

127.0.0.1 localhost

Then add the local IP for the any active NIC on the same computer.

e.g.


192.168.0.1 yourcomputername


If this also resolves the problem then it's not a bug, but rather a configuration issue (the machine doesn't know it's own name).

If it does not resolve the problem then something else is at work and it may indeed be a bug.
Lets say you are correct about this. How do I go about changing my computer name then? Is there a command for this?

Unfortunately my konqueror doesn't work again if I mount my external hard drive. Kind of weird. I decided to use GNOME and everything is working fine.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 02:59 AM   #10
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Usually when you configure the ethernet interface(s) you are given the chance to name the interface/machine.

If the machine cannot resolve it's own name, one of the things which often happens is that X fails to start altogether or some programs produce weird results.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 10:43 AM   #11
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Usually when you configure the ethernet interface(s) you are given the chance to name the interface/machine.

If the machine cannot resolve it's own name, one of the things which often happens is that X fails to start altogether or some programs produce weird results.
This may explain why my eth0 fails during boot up. I have to manually connect into the internet each time I boot up by typing in my root password. So again, I ask how do I change my computer name? It's currently set to localhost
 
Old 11-01-2004, 10:53 AM   #12
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What works for me is to change the hostname in these two places:

1. In /etc/hosts

2. In /etc/rc.sysinit

Say I want my machine's name to be "scatterbrain."

In /etc/hosts I put

127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost scatterbrain

And in rc.sysinit I put

HOSTNAME=scatterbrain

in the line where "HOSTNAME=" already appears with, probably, "localhost" after the equals sign.

You have to do this as root.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 11:48 AM   #13
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Thanks jonr, I"ll give that a try after I get off of work. Lets hope it works!
 
Old 11-02-2004, 12:52 PM   #14
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For me it helped to logoff and log on again.

Note: this only happened when I created a new user; my regular account had no issues.

Also, a friend ran into this, and he just played around a bit, at some point opened the help of some program, and voila, his konqueror worked.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 03:10 PM   #15
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For me it helped to logoff and log on again.

Note: this only happened when I created a new user; my regular account had no issues.

Also, a friend ran into this, and he just played around a bit, at some point opened the help of some program, and voila, his konqueror worked.
This whole konqueror business is just all confusing and inconsistent. I hope Mandrake fixes this problem soon because it's stumping a lot of people on Mandrakeclub forums.
 
  


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