Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 13627
change kde config produces dcopserver error msg
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:56 EDT
I built a beta3 system with gnome and kde installed. I booted up runlevel
5 (since switchdesk-kde does nothing), and logged on as a normal user with
kde selected. Everything looked fine. I then logged off and back on --
everything still OK. I then used the KDE Control Center to change some
configurations -- desktop color, enabling color buttons for kpanel, and
selecting a them such as the HighColor Default. Evenything looked OK with
the new configuration. I then logged off and back on -- at kde startup, I
got an error message in a panel:
DCOP Communication Error ()
There was some error setting up inter-process communications for KDE. The
message returned by the system was:
Could not read network connection list
Please check that the "dcopserver" program is running! [it was].
More info ...
This problem does NOT depend on changing anything. However, it may be some kind
of timing problem (race condition).
When I run under vmware (looking like a slow up), kde sort of works -- OK the
first time but then I start getting dcopserver error messages when I re-login.
On real hardware, it is a bit different --
I built a fresh beta3 system with gnome & kde. I then booted up (runlevel 5)
and select kde and logged in as a normal user, it works. I then logoff which
changing anything or even saving the session. When I log back in, I get a great
gray screen with the kde-intro panel displayed. I ctl-alt-backspace to get out
and try again -- same thing.
I then reboot and login. This time I get kde to "sort of" start .. the window
manager comes up but I get the dcopserver error msg.
I can play with this some more if you need more info. I am hoping that you can
duplicate the problem.
The following is from the kde mailing lists --
Subject: Re: DCOPServer?
From: David Faure <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 2000-07-03 18:27:54
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On Mon, Jul 03, 2000 at 06:26:11PM +0200, Wim Stubbe wrote:
> > > Session management error: networkIdsList argument is NULL
> > That's a well known warning, not harmfull at all
> > (and hopefully fixed in the next Qt !)
> > Look somewhere else for why it doesn't start...
> > > I think that KDE refuses to start due to that problem, but
> > > I'm not sure about that. (It starts till kwin registers
> > > and hangs then).
> > >
> > > It worked a few days ago. Do you have an idea?
> > Nothing else in the debug output ?
> I now have the same problem, didn't find anything yet, but I'm rebuilding
> everything now.
> and indeed, nothing in the debug output. :-(
Yes there is.
kdeinit: error in loading shared libraries: Instance: cannot open shared object
No such file or directory
That was because of the "Instance kdeinit has not data" warning that screwed
up LD_PRELOAD=`kdeinit --libkmapnotify`. Hehe.
David FAURE, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
I guess I have to wait for beta4 to get a fix.
Same here - however, it always happens. I did a complete install. The machine
I'm running this on is a Dell OptiPlex GX1 (P 450 and 64 MB RAM, ATI Rage Pro
When doing a telinit 5 I found the following messages:
kio (Ksycoca): No databse, opening a dummy one.
Instance kdeinit has no about data
Aborting. $HOME not set!
(don't know if this is relevant ...).
I checked and did not find any dcopserver process. Starting it manually does not
change anything, same message still.
Oops, forgot this one:
When starting dcopserver manually I do get the following message:
Session management error: networkIdsList argument is NULL
This is fixed in the current version.
I installed X11 and KDE ( as the only package groups ) from beta3.
On next(first) boot the kdm login screen appeared with a dialog in
front saying :
There was some error setting up inter-process
communications for KDE. The message returned
by the system was:
Could not read network connection list.
Please check that the "dcopserver" program is running !
[ OK ]
Like I've already said, the version in beta3 was buggy. It's fixed in the