> This is on Mandrake 8.2. Since I installed KDE 3 I have had this
> problem. I read a couple of postings that suggested deleting
> everything in /tmp. When I try to delete some of these files/dirs, I
> get a message saying 'the file does not exist' I am logged in as root
> btw. This was done in konqueror. Now I am sitting here looking at
> these files/dirs. Given they are hidden but they are there. How can
> I get rid of this crap? Well really I just want to fix this
> DCOPserver problem.
> Please help!!!!
A little more info. This problem shows its ugly head when I try to
start an app as a different user from the one I logged in with. For
example, first I login as a regular user then change to root in the
shell. Then I type kedit to start the text editor. I'll get an error
message. Sometimes the editor will still go ahead and open without
freezing, however when I click on the 'open' icon to open a file I get
alot of errors in the shell window and kedit just freezes. If I try
to kill the app with Xkill I get an error related to DCOPserver. Even
if I switch back to the regular user I still have problems with this
DCOPserver issue. All of this also occurs the other way around. I.e.
login as root and switch to a user. As long as I stick with the
original logged in users and NEVER switch to another user everything
seems ok. One exception, no matter how I log in I can never get into
my linux box with TightVNC from my WinXP machine. I get an error
message saying check to be sure the DCOPserver is running. I have
checked and it does not appear to be running. I checked this with 'ps
-A' and top, not there. I believe (I hope) all my problems will go
away if I can figure out why DCOPserver is not starting up.
Please help me!!!!