Bug 181990

Summary: KDEInit could not launch '/some/executables/here'
Product: [Frameworks and Libraries] kdelibs Reporter: Jan Mette <jan.mette>
Component: kdeinitAssignee: kdelibs bugs <kdelibs-bugs>
Severity: normal CC: christophe
Priority: NOR    
Version: unspecified   
Target Milestone: ---   
Platform: Compiled Sources   
OS: Linux   
Latest Commit: Version Fixed In:

Description Jan Mette 2009-01-26 16:42:13 UTC
Version:            (using KDE 4.2.0)
Compiler:          GCC 4.3.2 
OS:                Linux
Installed from:    Compiled From Sources

Hi there,

after compilation of the 4.2 tag i noticed a small problem with KDEInit... It complains that it cannot start some apps and plasma shows me an error, but the apps always start fine...

The error looks like this:

"KDEInit could not launch '/usr/bin/konsole'"

How to reproduce (i'll describe exactly what i did):

1. Start over with a fresh config
2. move standard panel from botton to top and create a new one at the bottom
3. drag the konsole entry from the simplemenu (system -> konsole) to the lower panel
4. start konsole from the panel launcher and you'll get this error

(It doesnt happen always, but quite often)

Same happens with a systemsettins launcher in the panel. The first start is no problem, starting a second instance shows this error again...

Here is some more info about this, although for an older KDE version:

The workaround mentioned in the last comment works for me, but i doubt that its a legit one...

Also read this comment at the launchpad bug, could be helpful:

HTH and greetings

Comment 1 Christophe Marin 2009-01-26 16:45:13 UTC
Please read http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=75492#c23

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 75492 ***