Doug Zobel - 2006-06-20

I initially had the 'No visible window' issue described in a seperate thread, but fixed it with the step2.cmd modifications specified here:   Now I get the Evolution initial configuration dialog, but I get other error dialog boxes as well.  These other errors are preventing me from changing (or retaining) any settings.  There dialog box reads:

The application "evolution-alarm-notify" attempted to change an aspect of your configuration that your system administrator or operating system vendor does not allow you to change. Some of the settings you have selected may not take effect, or may not be restored next time you use the application.

Clicking on 'Details' gives:
No database available to save your configuration: Unable to store a value at key '/apps/evolution/calendar/notify/notify_with_tray', as the configuration server has no writable databases. There are some common causes of this problem: 1) your configuration path file C:/Progra~1/Evolut~1/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
[This same message is repeated again]

I only have 1 gconf process running.  The home directory is not NFS mounted (but is on the D: drive).  I can't find any database references in the gconf path file, but then again I don't know what I'm looking for.