[Bug 70240] Re: Kde error message on kubuntu: "The process for the file protocol died unexpectedly"

Gerard Clerkin gerard.clerkin at gmail.com
Mon May 31 23:48:10 UTC 2010


the error message:
The process for the file protocol died unexpectedly
what it should say (at least in my case)
The process has insufficient permissions to write to various files in your home directory

I got the error after installing kate on ubuntu on xp hosted vmware. careful use of chmod resolved the problem completely. 
First off, I did a recursive chmod ( chmod -R 0777 ) from the home directory, which totally screwed the install, so you do not want to do that. With trial and error, I got it working trouble free for 2 months now.  Here's a sample of before and after perms but there were quite a few more root only access dirs and files that had to be relaxed.

$ diff perms_befor perms_after
6,15c6,12                                                                                                                                                               
< 277109    4 drwx------   2 root     root         4096 Jan  5  2009 ./.kde/socket-bagvapp                                                                              
< 277359    0 srwxr-xr-x   1 root     root            0 Jan  5  2009 ./.kde/socket-bagvapp/klauncherMT5760.slave-socket                                                 
< 277538    0 srwxr-xr-x   1 root     root            0 Jan  5  2009 ./.kde/socket-bagvapp/klauncherMT5786.slave-socket                                                 
< 277302    0 srwxr-xr-x   1 root     root            0 Jan  5  2009 ./.kde/socket-bagvapp/klauncherMT5919.slave-socket                                                 
< 277149    0 srwxr-xr-x   1 root     root            0 Jan  5  2009 ./.kde/socket-bagvapp/klauncherMT7156.slave-socket                                                 
---
> 277109    4 drwxrwxrwx   2 root     root         4096 Apr 12 23:27 ./.kde/socket-bagvapp
> 277359    0 srwxrwxrwx   1 root     root            0 Jan  5  2009 ./.kde/socket-bagvapp/klauncherMT5760.slave-socket
> 277538    0 srwxrwxrwx   1 root     root            0 Jan  5  2009 ./.kde/socket-bagvapp/klauncherMT5786.slave-socket
> 277302    0 srwxrwxrwx   1 root     root            0 Jan  5  2009 ./.kde/socket-bagvapp/klauncherMT5919.slave-socket
> 277149    0 srwxrwxrwx   1 root     root            0 Jan  5  2009 ./.kde/socket-bagvapp/klauncherMT7156.slave-socket

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Kde error message on kubuntu: "The process for the file protocol died unexpectedly"
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/70240
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