Most apps won't start UPDATE

Andrew M baseballnut at
Tue Jun 26 00:19:07 UTC 2007

Try running digikam in a terminal.

Chris wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-06-25 at 20:11 -0400, Chris wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> I've had this problem on more then one Ubuntu and Kubuntu systems.  I'll
>> go to start and application and it will attempt to start.  The task bar
>> and bouncing cursor icon will indicate that the application is going to
>> start, but nothing happens. Then the taskbar and bouncing cursor icon
>> disappears and nothing happens.
>> As an example I just plugged in a 512mb SD memory card to upload some
>> pictures to this Kubuntu machine.  When the card was inserted in the
>> card reader it promts me as to what to do.  I choose to open it in
>> DigiKam. It open I uploaded the pics off the card to the PC.  An hour
>> later I tried to open open the picture with DigiKam and it starts the
>> load...and does nothing but bounce the cursor icon and show DigiKam in
>> the taskbar...then it doesn't load and the task bar and cursor icon
>> disappear.  This happens with some other application too.
>> Any idea on how to fix this?
>> Thanks guys,
>> Chris
> Ok I just noticed that if I load DigiKam first then open the picture in
> it, it will run/load...but if I make DigiKam the default application for
> picture viewing it doen't load.
> Also Beryl Manager application does exactly the same thing.
> Thanks for any help you can provide.
> Chris

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