Kontact crasch on startup

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Mon Dec 22 19:23:43 UTC 2008

Karl Vanwynsberghe wrote:
> On Monday 22 December 2008 18:49:18 Derek Broughton wrote:
> > Nils Kassube wrote:
> > > Derek Broughton wrote:
> > >> 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.
> > >
> > > Well, the traceback was in the original mail. I didn't quote it
> > > because I could only see kontact mentioned. I'd like to know why
> > > you think kmail was the real culprit.
> >
> > Sorry, I didn't see one - I do now.  If it's complete, I don't think
> > it's kmail, after all.  I just tend to blame kmail because it's
> > probably the most used kontact component and it's certainly the one
> > that breaks most for me..

That makes sense. I remember Kmail crashes as well but that was long ago.

> I don't really know what is happening...
> I can start Kmail and Akregator,.. Kontact, Kadressbook and KOrganiser
> don't.

Then look for the configuration files for kadressbook and korganizer. It 
might be $HOME/.kde/share/config/kaddressbookrc and 
$HOME/.kde/share/config/korganizerrc but maybe there are others as well. 
Move those files away from the directory and try to start the individual 


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