Why does Ubuntu fail to launch some programs?

Pratik Dayama February 9, 2012

I installed Ubuntu a week ago. All the software was working, but now some of the software like Amarok is not even starting. Does anyone know what might cause this to happen?

  1. Anonymous
    February 9, 2012 at 9:38 am

    well this with 
    Amarok  can be because database corruption

    try removing or renaming to filename{,.bk} the following files:


    removing/renaming the following folder ? and restarting amarok:


    sudo apt-get purge amarok amarok-common amarok-utils
    rm -r ~/.kde/share/apps/amarok/*
    rm ~/.kde/share/config/amarok*
    sudo apt-get install amarok

    rm ~/.kde/share/config/amarok*

    • Pratik Dayama
      February 9, 2012 at 10:14 am

       Thanks working

      • Anonymous
        February 9, 2012 at 11:47 am

        thank you for replying, glad things went well with you,  make sure to backup for futur.

    • Fsasefaef
      March 24, 2012 at 9:10 am

       where can I find ~/.kde/share/config/amarok* under ubuntu?

      • ha14
        March 24, 2012 at 1:39 pm


        you can try
        sudo rm /usr/share/kde4/config/amarok*

        deleting /.kde/share/apps/amarok and ~/.kde/share/config/amarokrc files
        sudo updatedb
        locate amarokrc
        locate amarok |more

  2. Anonymous
    February 9, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Are you getting a specific error?

    What programs exactly are failing?

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