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Started by ebado, February 28, 2010, 07:07:04 PM

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ebado

I have been running my Asus EEPC with Linux and connecting wirelessly to the internet and have never had a problem until yesterday morning when I lost the connection and got the following error message:
'Could not read network connection list.
/root/.DCOP.server_asus-201999230_0
Please check that the dcopserver program is running.'

Can anyone help?





Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

#1
I have been doing a bit of research on this problem, and it seems that it is probably related to either an .ICEauthority permission/ownership issue, or your system is running out of space/inodes.
(at the moment, i'm leaning towards inode/disk usage...probably after an update)

Can you open a terminal and type:
ls -l ~/.ICEauthority
and post back the results

also in a terminal type:
df -i
and post back the results

also in a terminal type:
df -h
and post back the results

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Mad Penguin

Maybe it's me, but seeing;
Quote/root/.DCOP.server_asus-201999230_0
makes me think you're logging into your machine as the root user .. you're not are you?
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Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

#3
Thanks Mad Penguin... Nice Catch... FIRST check your NOT logged in as root

As far as I'm aware .DCOPserver... 'should' be in your home (~) directory, but gets modified at boot time, or re-created if it's missing.
I keep reading that if you run (some) KDE apps in Gnome (or vice versa) using 'sudo' that .ICEauthority can get 'hijacked' by root, and then 'may' start looking for (and/or creating) the .DCOPserver file in the wrong place.

I 'meant' to ask, are you logged in as a user or root?, because there is no point in knowing who owns .ICEauthority unless we know who you are logged in as.

but from what I gather, on an EeePC .DCOPserver errors are 'usually' the first sign of having no Inodes left... which 'may' bring us right back to why is it in the /root/ directory.

The name is bugging me a bit too
.DCOP.server....
I think it should (normally?) be
.DCOPserver.... typo?
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