I'm having the same trouble with all gconf enabled applications (all of gnome).

The problem is that the ior file is created with very strange permissions (I have looked in the gconf source, and it should be 0700, but the result is something entirely different (not even sure what the numerical equivalent is)):

dehaej@BEDEVDP162 ~
$ gconftool-2.exe --spawn
Failed to spawn the config server (gconfd): Failed to contact configuration serv
er; 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://www.gnome.org/pr
ojects/gconf/ for information. (Details -  1: Server ping error: IDL: omg.org/COR
BA/COMM_FAILURE:1.0 2: IOR file '/tmp/gconfd-dehaej/lock/ior' not opened success
fully, no gconfd located: Permission denied)

dehaej@BEDEVDP162 ~
$ ls -l /tmp/gconfd-dehaej/lock/ior
---S--s--T 1 dehaej Users 802 May  4 17:20 /tmp/gconfd-dehaej/lock/ior

dehaej@BEDEVDP162 ~
$

any thoughts?
thx,
jos

On 5/4/06, vadim <vadim.tarassov@swissonline.ch > wrote:
Hi all,

Regardless to what I am trying gnome applications like gnome-panel are telling
me that file $TEMP/gconfd-$USER/lock/ior not opened successfully, permission
denied.

Do you know what I could do to get rid of it?

Another problem is that nautilus is crashing saying that

eel_preferences_glade_connect_string_enum_option_menu could not be located in
the dynamic link library cygeel-2-2.dll

Best regards, vadim tarassov


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