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Thursday, June 5th 2003, 8:10am

Can't start KDE? Can't run dcopserver?--help!!

While the RH9.0 KDE Splash Screen is flashing the, "Setting up interprocess communication" icon, an error appear:
Could not read network connection list.
Please check that the "dcopserver" program is running!

Removing /tmp/.ICE_unix directory and the ~/.DCOPserver* did not work for me.

Please--help me!
Thanks for any help,


Friday, June 6th 2003, 12:42am

first of all i think that you try to start kde as root which is not a good idea. does the same problem occurs when you start it as a normal user?
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Friday, June 6th 2003, 8:33am


The same problem occurs when I start it as a normal user.



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Friday, June 6th 2003, 8:55am

are you sure you have write access to these direcories?



Friday, June 6th 2003, 7:37pm

I have the same problem witn freebsd 4.7

I think that kdeinit process require the dcopserver to start
but it can not .Is there any way to configure kdeinit and it do
not requrie dcopserver.


Wednesday, June 11th 2003, 1:50am

no method worked for me !


Wednesday, June 11th 2003, 9:42am

Just a very quick question, did this happen after upgrading your kde installation ?
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Wednesday, June 11th 2003, 10:38am


Thanks a lot! :oops:


Wednesday, June 11th 2003, 11:16am


The reason I asked is because if it was after the upgrade, What may have happened is that you overwrote the default path rather then appending to it.

When a user login, DCOPserver is run which then runs `iceauth' using the user's PATH. The path to `iceauth' is /usr/X11R6/bin, which may not be in the user's PATH statement, hence the DCOPserver error. Try to correct your PATH statement, it may fix the DCOPserver issue.

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Thursday, October 9th 2003, 11:05am


Original von tuxnet


Try to correct your PATH statement, it may fix the DCOPserver issue.

Could you explain how do I fix the PATH ?

I am having similar problems as discussed here:

Any help appreciated.