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Friday, June 17th 2005, 5:34am

KDED Media Manager doesn't start

I am using KDE 3.4.1 and am trying to get the Media Manager working. When I try to start it by Control Center->KDE Components->Service Manager->KDED Media Manager, I get the message "Can't Start Service."

I've installed dbus-0.23 and hal-0.47 and pmount-0.91 with no problems, but I just can't get the Media Manager to start. I've also tried newer versions of dbus (v0.33) and hal (0.52) with no luck.

Anyone have an idea?


Thursday, August 18th 2005, 10:32am

exactly same problem here (kde 3.4.1, gentoo). I messed around with kde-svn.ebuild, updating to the new hal api (>0.5) and pmount. since then, I can't start the media manager anymore. reverting the system to kde 3.4.1 didn't help.

pmount relies on hal 0.5, which has a different api compared to hal 0.4x. Support for the new hal is in kde 3.5 and above only, so pmount doesn't work with stock kde 3.4.1 anyways. you need to patch kdelibs or update to kde 3.5

I digged a bit in websvn, and found the dcop call to kded which is responsible for "can't start service". but since the call expect a parameter which I don't know without debugging, it didn't help me much to figure out whats going on.

anyone else?



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Friday, September 9th 2005, 8:59pm

I had a similar problem on Kubuntu (KDE 3.4.1) when I upgraded to dbus0.5 and the latest hal5.4. The only way that I could fix it was to use 'locate' to find all of the references to hal and dbus and delete the directories. Forcing a reinstall of the older version didn't work for me, either.

Specifically, I deleted these directories:


Good luck.

This post has been edited 3 times, last edit by "mlomker" (Sep 9th 2005, 9:12pm)