Applications unusable

Craig White craigwhite at
Sun Jun 18 22:18:02 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-06-18 at 22:34 +0100, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On 18/06/06, Craig White <craigwhite at> wrote:
> > On Sun, 2006-06-18 at 21:57 +0100, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > > Since I've installed FC5 from scratch a few days ago, some programs
> > > have become unusable and I am forced to reset the computer to get them
> > > back. For other apps, even reseting the machine does not help. For
> > > instance, Firefox or Kopete will randomly crash, and I cannot reopen
> > > them. Reseting helps for these apps.
> > >
> > > Other apps, such as Amarok and Konqueror are useless even after a
> > > reset. Amarok will not play music, and does not complain- it just
> > > hangs. It was working properly for about a day or two. The problem is
> > > not in the sound system, and K3B made a sound when it finished
> > > burning. Konqueror tells me that KDEInit cannot open whatever file or
> > > folder that I am trying to open if I click on an icon. If I manage to
> > > get it open and type the address into the address bar, it will open
> > > the directory in question.
> > ----
> > what worked for me (and I had some similar types of issues - no problems
> > with firefox and rarely use konq but amarok & xmms didn't work for me)
> >
> > I updated (which you have done), ran the soundcard detection and then
> > restarted. It cleared things up nicely for me.
> >
> > Craig
> >
> Tried that yesterday when Amarok stoped working. And until K3B made
> it's noise I thought that the problem was with the soundcard.
> And no I've no internet on that machine! On the router the green light
> is lit, so it apparantly 'sees' the linbox, but the linbox doesn't
> even see then router when I use the router's IP address.
I was talking sound card and you are talking networking. I was able to
get some sound stuff to work before I changed the setting and rebooted
too but that fixed it for me. do you get the updates installed if you don't have it

what do you get when you type...


cat /etc/modprobe.conf


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