Unable to start kconfig - SOLVED

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 30 17:23:58 GMT 2009

On Friday 30 January 2009 14:49:32 Anne Wilson wrote:
> After all the problems yesterday on my CentOS box I think I have got most
> of .kde back.  However, an attempt to login as anne still brings up
> the "Unable to start kstartconfig.  Check your installation".
> kstartconfig is there in /usr/bin, and $PATH has /usr/bin.  I'm stuck now.
> Everything google can find talks about "Chown -R myname:myname
> /home/myname" but ownership is not the problem.  Files are correctly owned
> by both name and UID.  Just to make sure, I did chown - but I'm 100%
> positive that this is not the problem.  Can anyone else tell me of another
> reason?
That was a total red herring.  I don't believe that it concerned 
kstartconfig - but it was missing some config file from ~/.kde.  I had copied 
back a best-guess set of files from ~/.kde, without, it appeared, making any 
difference to this.  However, I suddenly realised that I had not rebooted 
since I did that - just changed logins.  A reboot brought my desktop up 


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