gconf error configuration server at several users

Bug #374025 reported by jhamel on 2009-05-09
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Bug Description

it is a general problem and has reported here in several , special bugs, but I think, the problem occurs to all this situations when you using some gnome apps, firefox, openoffice:

as root
over ssh with x-forwarding
over vnc
with xnest
or in my situation to use LINUX as a multi-user-system, also work on the same machine with several users, the main user has not a problem, but all other get this error:

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

So, a lot of this errors are find at Google, and I think, it was a problem with gconf and dbus (perhaps). This error is during like the update from hardy to intrepid and now Jaunty. And it is a bad bug, really, you make Linux to a single-user-system !

I tried a lot of workarounds, but nothing works good.
So, I can't remove gconf, to much programs will then remove( over 150) but also with gconf no firefox and no openoffice will work.

a really bad situation !

best regards Juergen

dariocaruso (ing.gonzo) wrote :

I have the same problem with 2 pc's. Both are X86 and have all this problem (x-forwarding and vnc) with the same errore message. But other two pc's, with ubuntu x86_64 with similar program inside not have the problems!

kantor (kantorzsolt) wrote :

Yes this is an annoying issue (because it is not quiet a bug)
I posted a solution here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gconf/+bug/336660
I hope this will resolve your problem too

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better.
Is this bug reproducible with the latest Lucid or Maverick packages ?
Tanks in advance.

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status: New → Incomplete
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Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

We'd like to figure out what's causing this bug for you, but we haven't heard back from you in a while. Could you please provide the requested information? Thanks!

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status: Incomplete → Invalid
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