Unable to start kconfig - SOLVED

Kishore kitts.mailinglists at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 18:01:33 GMT 2009

On Friday 30 Jan 2009 10:53:58 pm Anne Wilson wrote:
> 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 perfectly.

Surprising. I'd expect kde to recreate any missing file. I still kind of 
suspect a corruption of some kind in perhaps the /tmp folder or something like 
that which got corrected in the startup?
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