Help! Can't access any My Office documents..any advice please?

Hi - I would really like some advice on how to remedy this - the error messages are as follows:

Sorry - file manager
Could not register with DCOP

and

File manager
DCOP communications erroe (file manager)
Error setting up inter process communications for KDE. The message returned by the system.
Could not read network connection list
/home/user/DCOP server -eeepc -my name
Please check that the DCOP server programme is running!

Any tips would be great, the asus helpline said all they could do was wipe off my hard drive and the linux helpline is £1 a minute!
Thankyou in advance!

The DCOP issue can be cause by many things, but most common on an EeePC are lack of inodes, or ~/.ICEauthority has become owned by root.

Can you open a terminal, and enter:

df -i

hit enter, and post back the output.

Can you also send the output from:

df

and

ls -al ~/ | grep ".ICE"

and

ls -al ~/ | grep ".DCOP"

There are other causes, but let’s check those first :slight_smile:

Hi - Thanks so much for reply - sorry I have no idea what the inodes etc are that you referred to (bit pc clueless!), but will input the info later - thanks again.

Help! How do I do this? I need step by step instructions please! Thanks…

To open a terminal, hit Ctrl+Alt+T (at the same time)

or

Open the Work tab, start the File Manager than click Tools menu, Open Console Window.

or see here:
http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:openaterminal

Then just enter the commands as listed above, hitting enter to run the command.

Then post back here what is returned in the terminal after each command is run.

Hi - heres the output…

/home/user> df-i
bash: df-i: command not found
/home/user> df
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
rootfs 1454700 1363356 17448 99% /
/dev/sda1 1454700 1363356 17448 99% /
unionfs 1454700 1363356 17448 99% /
tmpfs 254164 16 254148 1% /dev/shm
tmpfs 131072 24 131048 1% /tmp
/home/user> ls-al~/ l grep “-ICE”
bash: ls-al~/: No such file or directory
/home/user> ls-al~/ l grep “-DCOP”
bash: ls-al~/: No such file or directory
/home/user>

I await your reply with interest!

I’ll need you to run those commands again, but this time be careful to type then EXACTLY as written.

Copy/paste may be a better idea :slight_smile:

in
df -i
you missed the space

in
ls -al ~/ l grep “-ICE”
you missed 2 spaces, and the end should read “.ICE” not “-ICE”

in
ls -al ~/ l grep “-DCOP”
you missed 2 spaces, and the end should read “.DCOP” not “-DCOP”

/home/user> df -i
Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on
rootfs 185088 140488 44600 76% /
/dev/sda1 185088 140488 44600 76% /
unionfs 185088 140488 44600 76% /
tmpfs 63541 10 63531 1% /dev/shm
tmpfs 63541 37 63504 1% /tmp
/home/user> df
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
rootfs 1454700 1363392 17412 99% /
/dev/sda1 1454700 1363392 17412 99% /
unionfs 1454700 1363392 17412 99% /
tmpfs 254164 16 254148 1% /dev/shm
tmpfs 131072 24 131048 1% /tmp
/home/user> ls -al ~/ | grep “.ICE”
-rw------- 1 user user 621 2011-10-13 11:04 .ICEauthority
/home/user> ls -al ~/ | grep “.DCOP”
-rw-r–r-- 1 user user 62 2011-10-13 11:04 .DCOPserver_eeepc-anitajane__0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 user user 41 2011-10-12 22:07 .DCOPserver_eeepc-anitajane_:0 → /home/user/.DCOPserver_eeepc-anitajane__0
/home/user>

Got it - I think…

OK, as you are using 99% of your drive, I’m guessing there’s no room left for loading any temporary files.

Try removing some of your personal files (to a USB stick maybe ?) or uninstallling some applications to free up some space on your hard drive.

Brilliant - sorted thankyou!

You’re welcome :slight_smile: