KDE k3b KSycoca error solving

I’ve emerged k3b in my gentoo to be able to write cds from X windows. When trying to fire up k3bsetup I got these strange messages:

root # k3bsetup
_IceTransOpen: Unable to Parse address
Session management error: Could not open network socket
kio (KSycoca): WARNING: Found version 75, expecting version 78 or higher.
kio (KSycoca): WARNING: Outdated database found
kio (KSycoca): ERROR: No database available!
kio (KSycoca): ERROR: No database available!
kio (KSycoca): ERROR: No database available!
kio (KSycoca): ERROR: No database available!
kcmshell (kdelibs): WARNING: Could not find module ‘k3bsetup2’.

I don’t understand what this is. BUT I’ve found a solution to it.
Inside /var/tmp/kdecache-root/ there were 2 files named:

ksycoca ksycocastamp

as soon as you rm them and run k3bsetup again…everything is fine.

It just works…I don’t know what ksycoca is but I’m glad this “solution” works.

8 Responses to “KDE k3b KSycoca error solving”

  1. dean
    March 22nd, 2005 | 03:34

    Cheers for the tip, I had a very similar problem with kpdf and deleting those files fixed it.

  2. January 17th, 2006 | 01:16
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 1.5 on Linux Linux

    And another thanks for the tip. Following the directions just fixed amaroK for me too.

  3. davy
    February 19th, 2006 | 12:50
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox on Windows Windows 2000

    Thank you. I’m so glad it works; it’s been driving me crazy. The worst part was getting the proper error message to search on. Put in the whole last line and only 49 results on Google.. this has to be the about the only place on the internets with a solution! Danke!

  4. Chris
    April 6th, 2006 | 02:07
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox on Debian GNU/Linux Debian GNU/Linux

    Sycoca stands for System Configuration Cache and is nominated to be the succesor of kregistry. It is a light weight database optimized for looking up static system configuration information fast and with minimal memory usage.

  5. n!MA
    June 27th, 2006 | 00:25
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 1.0.8 on Ubuntu Linux Ubuntu Linux

    Thanks. Fixed my amarok.

  6. Somnus
    May 21st, 2007 | 23:44
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox on Linux Linux

    Thanks allot fixed my amarok issues

  7. sharvell
    December 11th, 2007 | 22:28
    Using Epiphany Epiphany 2.20 on Linux Linux

    Thank you my friend! This had been driving me nuts for a while!

  8. William Brumley
    August 12th, 2008 | 03:51
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox on Fedora Linux Fedora Linux

    Friends: This also fixed a problem that first show up as bus error on loading some KDE programs after a power outage had damaged the disk drive. After repairs, also noted the KSycoca errors when loading programs from the shell. Deleting these files restored the desktop and the KMenu and program loading.
    Vielen Dank

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