Kontact crasch on startup

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Mon Dec 22 01:26:41 UTC 2008

Nils Kassube wrote:

> karl.vanwynsberghe at telenet.be wrote:
>> Using KDE4.2 (beta2)...
>> I have the following problem.
>> Kontact crasches each time when i startup.
>> This is what i get;
>> Programma: Kontact (kontact), signaal SIGABRT
> Maybe there is a problem with the configuration file for kontact. Take
> a look at the directory "$HOME/.kde/share/config". There should be a
> file "kontactrc". Move that file to another location (e.g. your home
> directory) as a backup in case there is some valuable setting in that
> file. Then restart kontact - does it still crash? BTW: I can't check
> it here because I'm not yet using KDE4.

it's hard to say without at least a little bit of a traceback, because 
we can't see which kontact component is crashing.  Look at the 
traceback, see what programs are involved (most likely kmail, ime).  
Then try starting that program on its own.

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