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Old 09-17-2013, 05:50 PM   #1
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Unhappy Cannot access the Dolphin file manager GUI


I have no idea as to what to do. All attempts fail.
 
Old 09-17-2013, 06:02 PM   #2
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You haven't give any information tthat would be useful for someone interested in trying to help. Is it installed? If so, have you used it previously and now you can't? Have any changes been made to the system? Which release of Opensuse are you using?
 
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:12 PM   #3
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yancek--
I humbly beg your pardon.
  • This is a Compaq R4000 laptop. The other day I set this up to dualboot with XP Home edition.
  • This is 12.3 KDE
  • According to the GUI it is installed.
  • I first noticed the problem after I was unable to completely do an update with Apper.
Are there are any commands that will show any useful info? (what I mean by this is is that I was wondering if there is a command that I can execute in the CLI that will provide any useful info.)

Last edited by nobahn; 09-17-2013 at 06:26 PM. Reason: Added more info. & elaborated on question
 
Old 09-17-2013, 07:23 PM   #4
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This is seriously pissing me off. I went to YaST2 and I find that the system WILL NOT load updates for KDE 4.10.2, KDE 4.10.3 & KDE 4.10.5!!! Furthermmore, I find that the packages libkonq5 & libksane0 ALSO will NOT load, either!
WTF?!
 
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According to the GUI it is installed.
Not sure what that means. You didn't answer whether it had worked at all since the install, no I guess? I haven't used Opensuse for years but using KDE with dolphin on my system, I type dolphin in the terminal and the dolphin file manager opens. It should be in /usr/bin/dolphin. Have you tried that in a konsole? I've never seen a problem like this so don't know what to suggest. Did you have any problems during the installation?
 
Old 09-18-2013, 10:37 AM   #6
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yancek--

The installation worked like a charm!

~> dolphin
dolphin: error while loading shared libraries: /usr/lib/libnepomukcore.so.4: file too short
~>
 
Old 12-04-2013, 07:08 PM   #7
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Workaround?

Hello

I don't think I have ever seen that "too short" message for a lib but it would be worthwhile to check any info you can find on it. For example, mine in Slackware 14 w/ KDE 4.8.5 looks like ----

libnepomuk.so.4 modified Aug. 7, 2012 and is 904.4KB.

If you are a die hard file manager user like me you might ask, just how can I check such info when my File Manager (Dolphin) is not working? Obviously you could just use CLI and that's a good start. First of all "/usr/lib/libnepomuk.so.4" should be a link to the "real" file, "/usr/lib/libnepomuk.so.4.8.0" (on my system) your version will be appropriately varied. So first use

Code:
file /usr/lib/libnepomuk.so.4
to verify that it is a link and to what version.

If you want to know the size you can use the "ls -hld" command but don't use that on the link because it will just report the few bytes that comprise the link. Instead, use it on the "real" file it is linked to. In my case it is

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 ls -hld /usr/lib/libnepomuk.so.4.8.0 |cut -f5 -d ' '
Incidentally the command reports a slightly lesser size than does my filemanager. In this case 905K, so it may round up oddly.

While I have learned to like Dolphin well enough, I also routinely install Krudsader a really sweet Kde-based file manager that has many deep features that Dolphin does not. Since it grew out of Konqueror it has no need of Nepomuk.

I hope one or both of these methods helps you restore Dolphin as well as your sanity :P.
 
  


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