I experienced this problem with konversation, but while searching for a solution, I saw that many people were having this problem with many different KDE programs, so I thought I'd bring it up here

I'm running lubuntu (a GTK based distribution), but I run several KDE programs, including konversation. When I was running 14.10, konversation worked without issue, but when I upgraded to to 15.04, I was no longer able to right click and save links. When I tried, I received the following message:

could not start process cannot talk to klauncher the name org.kde.klauncher5 was not provided by any .service files

How can I solve this problem and be able to right-click and save links again?


SUMMARY: apt-get install kinit kio kio-extras kded5


After much searching and experimenting, I was able to find a solution for this problem.

klauncher is a daemon for service activation in KDE and is controlled by kdeinit supplied by the kinit package. This package was not installed, so I installed it:

apt-get install kinit

Once I installed kinit, the error message went away, but was replaced by another error message:

could not start process unable to create io-slave klauncher said: unknown protocol 'file'

After some searching I realized I had to install the KDE Input/Output framework:

apt-get install kio

This solved the problem, but to be sure I also installed kio-extras:

apt-get install kio-extras

I am now able to right-click and save links without issue. I did still get the following error message when running konversation from the command line:

Can't communicate with kded_kcookiejar!

Using @Graham's solution, I was able to resolve this issue:

apt-get install kded5

EDITED TO ADD: There still seems to be one outstanding issue. Even though I can save the links, it doesn't remember the last folder I used. Before I upgraded to 15.04, the last folder I saved something to was remembered the next time I tried to save something.

Now, this is not the case. The "Save As" dialog does not remember the last used directory. Instead, it defaults to the directory I run konversation from.

I'm still looking for a solution for this.

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If it still doesn't work do:

sudo apt-get install kded5

As well as the other stuff.

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  • This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post - you can always comment on your own posts, and once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post. – Fabby Oct 27 '15 at 18:43
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    I'm less about being pedantic about the functions of this site and more about providing answers for people with problems. If one has a problem with that then they can always change it themselves. – Graham Oct 28 '15 at 10:03
  • then you should have edited the existing answer... (You can, you know) ;-) – Fabby Oct 28 '15 at 20:49
  • @Graham: Thanks for that, that solved my problem with remembering the last used directory, and I'm no longer getting kded_kcookiejar errors. I'm going to add it to my answer. – Menachem Oct 29 '15 at 7:53
  • @Graham: Unfortunately, while my kcookiejar errors went away, it still doesn't remember the last used directory. It seemed like it did for a day, but it no longer does. – Menachem Nov 17 '15 at 1:32

The issue appears to be related to permissions. I installed K3B and all related dependencies from the software center. when I attempted to open the application using the menu icon the application would open and reported the following error: '' Could not start process Cannot talk to klauncher: The name org.kde.klauncher was not provided by any .service files.'' I closed the application and opened a terminal window. I typed '' sudo K3b'' entered mu password and the application ran without issue. (do not close teh terminal window while using K3B). I have been running K3b as su and have not had any errors or issues burning CD or DVDs. CB

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  • Forgot to add I'm running Linux MInt 18 Cinnamon 64-bit, Cinnamon version 3.0.7 on Kernel 4.4.0-45-generic – Clyde B Oct 22 '16 at 15:33

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