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ml2
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Amarok will not start

Postby ml2 » Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:50 pm

I've been using different versions of LinuxMint, but lately I could not get Amarok to start.
The error message I get looks like this:

[Start of message]
There was an error setting up inter-process communications for KDE. The message returned by the system was:
Could not read network connection list.
/home/my-user-name/.DCOPserver_my-computer-name_0
Please check that the "dcopserver" program is running.
[End of message].

I even made a new install just now and the Amarok won't start, so may-be sth in my home folder is causing it.

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Re: Amarok will not start

Postby Husse » Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:36 am

If this is after a fresh install I gues something in your /home partition
Find everything with Amarok there and delete it or rename it
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Re: Amarok will not start

Postby ml2 » Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:57 pm

Husse wrote:If this is after a fresh install I gues something in your /home partition
Find everything with Amarok there and delete it or rename it

I can't do it. When I search in nautilus as my desktop user, I find a lot of stuff with search term "amarok", but I cannot delete them. When I start nautilus as sudo, search "amarok" in the home directory of the same desktop user will not give any answers. Does that even make sense?

Another thing - the Amarok error message says that the "connection list" (whatever that is) should be in a directory /.dcop..... There's no such directory - is that a problem?

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Re: Amarok will not start

Postby Husse » Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:34 pm

If you cannot delete files in your home directory "as you" you have more problems than Amarok.....
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Re: Amarok will not start

Postby ml2 » Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:50 am

Husse wrote:If you cannot delete files in your home directory "as you" you have more problems than Amarok.....

That was probably not it. I think that nautilus search found things outside my home directory, too.
But there is nothing to delete any more and the problem persists. Where is the /home/user/.DCOPserver..... thing? If it's not necessary, how can I make Amarok not stop at this problem?

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Re: Amarok will not start

Postby Husse » Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:38 am

I now see that this is in Installation&Boot which is not the right forum for this
Which edition do you use?
dcopserver is something that makes apps in KDE talk to each other, but Amarok is in the main edition too
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