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Old 10-30-2005, 06:42 AM   #1
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konqueror folder browsing


Recently I started to experience a KDEInit error when trying to browse folders as a user (not related to web pages). The error is:

KDEInit could not launch '/home/myuser/Documents'.

...or similar. Now, this happens when clicking on the left pane of konqueror when your tryping to navigate a folder directory. You can type the address in at the top and it browses. In addition, running konqueror as root (I know, bad idea..just as a test does not show the symptom. I tried running konqueror from konsole as myuser but I don't see any errors recorded to the terminal when I get the KDEInit dialog box.

Any help is much appreciated!
Old 10-31-2005, 07:22 PM   #2
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My first guess is whether /home/myuser/Documents actually exists. Second, if the file/directory exists, then are the appropriate permissions assigned? When I first started with GNU/Linux I often created files and directories as root although working within my mortal user's home directory. Often those efforts meant that the files/directories were provided root ownership rather than the user's.
Old 11-01-2005, 07:12 PM   #3
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Just to clarify, this symptom would happen for any directory...even /usr and /opt for example. It also would happen for desktop shortcuts (read outside of konqueror) that pointed to /mnt/cdrom, etc. I confirmed that this did not occur when logged in as root or another user so something in ~/.kde was hosed. I restored ~/.kde from my weekly backup and the problem is gone. You gotta like those backups! Thanks!

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