KDE 4.1 login fails for new user
faure at kde.org
Tue Jul 15 16:09:58 BST 2008
On Saturday 12 July 2008, David Jarvie wrote:
> I removed the ~/.kde directory and tried to log in using KDE 4.1 (SVN
> yesterday). It showed the error message "Could not start kstartupconfig4.
> Check your installation." before aborting the login. The error code being
> returned by kstartupconfig4 was 3. Repeating the login attempt resulted in
> the same error.
> By my reading of the code, kdostartupconfig.cpp calls
> KStandardDirs::locateLocal( "config", "startupconfigkeys" );
> and then tries to open the resultant file name in read-only mode - hence the
> error. When you start with an empty ~/.kde, that file won't exist, so AFAICS
> kstartupconfig4 will inevitably return the error code 3. (The directory
> ~/.kde/share/config was created with correct user permissions, presumably by
> that call, so there's no problem with write access.)
So basically this patch should help?
--- kdostartupconfig.cpp (revision 829274)
+++ kdostartupconfig.cpp (working copy)
@@ -80,6 +80,8 @@ int main( int argc, char **argv )
kDebug() << "Running kdostartupconfig.";
KCmdLineArgs::init( argc, argv, &about ); // for KLocale not to complain about encoding
QString keysname = KStandardDirs::locateLocal( "config", "startupconfigkeys" );
+ if (!QFile::exists(keysname))
+ return 0; // nothing to do
QFile keys( keysname );
if( !keys.open( QIODevice::ReadOnly ))
David Faure, faure at kde.org, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
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