Problems starting apps after edgy->feisty upgrade !!

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Wed May 23 16:12:34 BST 2007


Laurent wrote:

> Help!
> Some apps do simply not start after I did upgrade from edgy to feisty.
> Kontact, Kopete, Automatix2, etc... start loading but do never start up
> completely... When I start them (Kontact as example) from a Konsole, I
> get this error mesg:
> 
> # kontact
> X Error: BadDevice, invalid or uninitialized input device 167
>   Major opcode:  144
>   Minor opcode:  3
>   Resource id:  0x0
> Failed to open device
> X Error: BadDevice, invalid or uninitialized input device 167
>   Major opcode:  144
>   Minor opcode:  3
>   Resource id:  0x0
> Failed to open device
> kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel(): call to deprecated
> action. 
(more of the same)

None of those are a problem.  Everything generates those "BadDevice"
errors - they can be removed if you want by removing the Wacom stanzas from
xorg.conf, but they do no harm.  Many things generate the plugAccel()
warning and one presumes they'll be fixed as time goes by.

> kontact: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/kde3/kabc_file.so: 
> undefined symbol: _ZN4KABK12ResourceFileC1EPK7KConfig ERROR: Communication
> problem with kontact, it probably crashed.

That looks like a problem with kabc (kaddressbook).  The file _should_ be
part of kdelibs4c2a, so I'd try "sudo aptitude reinstall kdelibs4c2a" and
see what happens.  
-- 
derek




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