GnuCash issue, possibly with gconf and locked files?

Pete Crite hypocrite at
Thu Oct 2 23:16:18 EDT 2008

Hi, I've just updated GnuCash from 2.2.5_0 to 2.2.7_1 on MacPorts  
(ppc), and am having some problems.

Every time I open GnuCash, I get two error windows. One says: "The  
configuration data used to specify default values for GnuCash cannot  
be found in the default system locations. Without this data GnuCash  
will still operate properly but it may require some extra time to  
setup. Do you wish to setup the configuration data?." The other says:  
"An error occurred while loading or saving configuration information  
for gnucash. Some of your configuration settings may not work  
properly." When I get details on the latter, it says: "Failed to  
contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need  
to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due  
to a system crash. See for  
information. (Details -  1: Failed to get connection to session: dbus- 
launch failed to autolaunch D-Bus session: Autolaunch requested, but  
X11 support not compiled in."

This happens every time I startup now (after this update), even after  
I setup the preferences anew. Strangely, the preferences don't even  
seem to stick. For example, when I select "negative amounts in red",  
this does not occur in my accounts window. Also, other "on-the-fly"  
preferences don't stick, such as the confirmation window I get when  
changing the reconciliation state of transactions. When I select,  
"don't warn me again", this is not remembered, and the windows will  
still pop up.

It's also taking a ridiculous amount of CPU power, and is extremely  
slow, which I guess is related, possibly to locked files??

Any help would be much appreciated. I'm a bit of a X11/terminal  
newbie, so please be gentle!

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