Like Alessandro Lendaro, I have been tinkering around with the cygwin
ports available from ftp://sunsite.dk/projects/cygwinports/
One of the problems that I've been having with Gnome is the same one that
Alessandro had in the middle of January, namely, many Gnome-based
applications give an error similar to the following:
"Error setting value for
`/desktop/gnome/accessibility/keyboard/slowkeys_delay': Unable to store
a value at key '/desktop/gnome/accessibility/keyboard/slowkeys_delay',
as the configuration server has no writable databases. There are some
common causes of this problem: 1) your configuration path file
/etc/gconf/2/path doesn't contain any databases or wasn't found 2)
somehow we mistakenly created two gconfd processes 3) your operating
system is misconfigured so NFS file locking doesn't work in your home
directory or 4) your NFS client machine crashed and didn't properly
notify the server on reboot that file locks should be dropped. If you
have two gconfd processes (or had two at the time the second was
launched), logging out, killing all copies of gconfd, and logging back
in may help. If you have stale locks, remove ~/.gconf*/*lock. Perhaps
the problem is that you attempted to use GConf from two machines at
once, and ORBit still has its default configuration that prevents remote
CORBA connections - put "ORBIIOPIPv4=1" in /etc/orbitrc. As always,
check the user.* syslog for details on problems gconfd encountered.
There can only be one gconfd per home directory, and it must own a
lockfile in ~/.gconfd and also lockfiles in individual storage locations
such as ~/.gconf."
Did anyone ever give out any useful information for fixing this error? I
would appreciate it if someone would briefly explain how to fix it.
Thank you for your time.