Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88165
Switching on krfb (desktop sharing) fails
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:52:49 EDT
Description of problem:
We cannot enable desktop sharing using the krfb component of KDE 3.1.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start kde admin tool
2.Select Internet & Network -> Desktop Sharing
Dialog pops up saying 'There was an error loading the module' Clicking on
Library files for "libkcm_krfb.la" no found in paths
Confirmed that this lib is not installed on the system.
Options for switching on desktop sharing.
I can confirm the same (bad) behaviour.
I also experienced the same problem.
I thought that this might help...
(I am running Red Hat 9 and it is a brand new installation)
When I tried to launch desktop sharing from the KDE Control Center I've got
the error message: Â¨There was an error loading the moduleÂ¨
There is a Â¨detailsÂ¨ option in the dialog screen that says:
Library files for Â¨libkcm_krfb.laÂ¨ not found in paths
An error occurred during your last KDE upgrade leaving an orphaned control
You have old third party modules lying around
Check these points carefully and try to remove the module mentioned in the
error message. If this fails, consider contacting your distributor or
I took a look in /usr/lib/kde3 and noticed that for every .so file there is a .la file.
If that association is valid then the following files are missing in that directory:
Do you have an ETA to resolve this? Thank you...
A work around for this bug is to install the kdenetwork-devel package. The
required *.la files which are missing from the kdenetwork rpm can be found in
the kdenetwork-devel rpm. The *.la files should probably be added to the
I installed the kdenetwork-devel package and now the desktop sharing works fine.
Thanks for the suggestion! Buk.
it's fixed in kdenetwork-3.1.2-3 or newer, which is available in rawhide