View Full Version : [ubuntu] Running gnome apps from command line causes errors

December 8th, 2009, 09:19 PM
This is brand new 9.10 32 bit installation. I installed the server followed by full installation of the desktop. Everything works fine except when I run a desktop app (such as gedit or gksudo nautilus) from terminal I get the following error, repeated maybe 20 times:

(nautilus:3672): Eel-WARNING **: GConf error:
Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See http://projects.gnome.org/gconf/ for information. (Details - 1: Failed to get connection to session: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.)

Any ideas why?

December 13th, 2009, 03:03 AM
No answer, but I came here today looking for a solution to the same problem so I'm replying to this thread in hopes it will receive some attention. What's going on ? I've been running 9.04 w/o problems until i decided to upgrade today (not a fresh install, but upgrading via the package manager) and get that message when I try to launch apps from command line to remove X11 server.

December 13th, 2009, 03:07 AM
This fixed it for me:

rm -rf .dbus .gcon* .gnome2 .gnome2_private