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Old 02-15-2005, 06:49 PM   #1
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ORBit/GConf problem after 10.1 upgrade

I recently upgraded to Slackware 10.1 and the 2.6 kernel (from 10.0 and 2.4) and after I did this I have been having a problem. Whenever I try to download a file and use an application to open it (such as fileroller or Gnome PDF viewer it seems to open fine (though file roller doesn't extract correctly) but I get this error...
Failed to contact configuration server; 
some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, 
or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. 
See for information. 
(Details -  1: IOR file '/tmp/gconfd-fincher/lock/ior' not opened successfully, 
no gconfd located: No such file or directory 
2: IOR file '/tmp/gconfd-fincher/lock/ior' not opened successfully, 
no gconfd located: No such file or directory)
So I went to the mentioned website and downloaded GConf but when I try to install it I get this during configuration..
checking for gmodule-2.0 >= 2.0.1 gobject-2.0 >= 2.0.1 ORBit-2.0 >= 2.4.0 linc >= 0.5.0... 
Package linc was not found in the pkg-config search path.

Perhaps you should add the directory containing `linc.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable

No package 'linc' found

configure: error: 
Library requirements (gmodule-2.0 >= 2.0.1 gobject-2.0 >= 2.0.1 ORBit-2.0 >= 2.4.0 linc >= 0.5.0) not met; 
consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if your libraries are in a 
nonstandard prefix so pkg-config can find them.
but I am not exactly sure how to go about fixing this problem. Thanks for any suggestions.

Last edited by fincher69; 02-15-2005 at 06:53 PM.
Old 02-25-2005, 05:32 PM   #2
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I wish someone would reply to this too, i'm stumped....
Old 02-25-2005, 10:31 PM   #3
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I actually wiped the system and just installed 10.1 from scratch and that seems to clear up the problem. I don't know what was going on after the upgrade. I still can't run the 2.6 kernel without my system refusing to boot (mentioned in a seperate post) but it seems to be running 10.1 with the 2.4 kernel fine.
Old 02-25-2005, 10:48 PM   #4
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Well, I have problem with gconf as well on upgrades.
I couldn't get 2.6.8 and 2.6.9 to boot. But 2.6.7 and 2.6.10 is alright.

I have wipe out gnome as a result of problems with it.

Fluxbox is so much faster, reluctant to go back to gnome.
Old 02-26-2005, 04:47 AM   #5
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No package 'linc' found

it failed to find liblinc. the configure script looks for pkg-config file ( on the gnome libs, others differ) and it failed to find the liblinc .pc file.


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