[kde-linux] kde-linux Digest, Vol 42, Issue 25

Charlie Bradley 22tango at kitcarson.net
Tue Sep 19 13:57:22 UTC 2006

On Tuesday 19 September 2006 04:00, kde-linux-request at kde.org wrote:
> > This is really frustrating.  I have had this happen once before and I had
> > to reinstall because I found no solution to the problem.  Anyway,  I
> > recently edited my xorg.conf file and which rendered my machine
> > unbootable except in recovery mode where I found the problem.  I did :
> > #dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg which replaced my old xorg.conf
> > with a new one.  That worked.  I then edited the backup xorg.conf file to
> > correct a mistake and saved it as xorg.conf.  Then I get the error:
> > unable to write to /tmp xsession may exit with error.  Which it does and
> > I
>> The message says it can't write to /tmp . When you login various session> stuff gets written there. I think the immediate fix is to make /tmp> writeable by all.
> chmod -R ogu=rwx /tmp

> > am back to login screen where I then login to failsafe mode and get same
> > error but I get to a shell at least.  But before the shell I get "there
> > was an error setting up interprocess communications for KDE.  The message
> > returned was "could not read the network connection list. Make sure
> > DCOPserver is running".
> >
> > I have searched and posted to kubuntuforums and linux questions and
> > googled this problem but cannot find a working solution.
> >
> > I really need help with this.  I don't want to reinstall again.
> > Charlie

The permissions are fine.  The problem was after the recent KDE upgrade.  My /var/cache/apt/archives folder was full which put my / partition at 100%.  apt-get clean fixed the problem.  Why that causes this particular problem with /tmp is beyond me.  I wish I knew this two weeks ago before I went through the reinstall.
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