Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 132403
gnucash fails to start, gives gconf error
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:49 EST
Description of problem:
gnucash is failing to start. I ran it successfully for a few days, but
now it fails at startup with the text:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Looking in Installed Packages:
Name : GConf
Arch : i386
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start gnucash
gnucash fails to start with error message on console.
gnucash should start properly.
gtkhtml-ERROR **: gconf error: Configuration server couldn't be contacted:
Adding client to server's list failed, CORBA error:
I have looked into mailing list messages from Havoc like
Please contact your system administrator to resolve the following problem:
Failed to get a file lock: Failed to lock
'/home/chris/.gconfd/lock/ior': probably another process has the lock,
or your operating system has NFS file locking misconfigured, or a hard
NFS client crash caused a stale lock (Resource temporarily
unavailable) - run gconf-sanity-check-1 for possible diagnosis, see
http://www.gnome.org/projects/gconf/ for more information
When I run gconf-sanity-check-1, gconfd-2 is running. My home
directory is NFS-mounted from a Debian Sarge box. lockd, rpciod are
running on the NFS server. rpc.statd, rpc.idmapd, rpciod, and lockd
are running on the Fedora NFS client.
does gconftool-2 -R /apps/metacity work ?
I presume not - this sounds like a problem with the NFS configuration,
just like the warning message suggests. I don't really have any advice
on how to fix that, you could try one of the fedora mailing lists to
see if anyone else has had success, but it doesn't appear to be a
Thanks, closing as NOTABUG.