User Management module will not load

Asked by Rob Valkass on 2007-01-30

I'm using Kubuntu 6.10, just installed it yesterday. I have just got around to setting everything up how I want it, and I'm having trouble getting into User Management. When I click the icon I get the following error message:


The module User Management could not be loaded.

The diagnostics is:
Possible reasons:
 # An error occurred during your last KDE upgrade leaving an orphaned control module
 # You have old third party modules lying around.

Check these points carefully and try to remove the module mentioned in the error message. If this fails, consider contacting your distributor or packager.


Well, I haven't updated KDE, and after a day I doubt I have any old modules. I can't really try removing the User Management module, considering what it does.

So, has anyone else had this error, and any ideas on how to get it fixed?

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sun-wukong (sun-wukong) said : #1


Can't help you but rather interested by the issue as I've got the same problem acessing the "Monitor & Display" module. I stay tuned :-)

Rob Valkass (rvalkass) said : #2

I have a feeling it's something to do with the various updates that I was asked to install, and I would hope that it would get fixed in another update. Good to see that I'm not the only one having this problem though, as searches for help don't throw up too many related results.

Try to start it from konsole and search for some relevant info there...

Best Rob Valkass (rvalkass) said : #4

I installed Beryl today and after I had that up and running the module started working. I am not entirely sure what caused it to work again, the only file I edited was xorg.conf, which I wouldn't have thought would have an effect.

After it was installed it downloaded some updates again, so I have a feeling it's update linked for some reason, but I can't think why.

Thanks for the help.

sun-wukong (sun-wukong) said : #5

An error message is indeed available in the Konsole. Here it is :

stephan@orthos:~$ systemsettings
adding Monitor & Display /usr/share/applications/kde/displayconfig.desktop

Pythonize constructor -- pid = 19454
Python interpreter initialized!

Pythonize constructor -- pid = 19454
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<string>", line 8, in kcontrol_bridge_create_displayconfig
  File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.4/", line 1685, in create_displayconfig
    return DisplayApp(parent, name)
  File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.4/", line 441, in __init__
    self.xsetup = XSetup(self.xconfigpath)
  File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.4/", line 387, in __init__
  File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.4/", line 392, in _finalizeInit
  File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.4/", line 1101, in _finalizeInit
  File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.4/", line 1651, in _finalizeInit
    self.original_size = self.getAvailableResolutions()[self.currentsizeindex]
IndexError: list index out of range
error: *** runFunction failure

sun-wukong (sun-wukong) said : #6

Thus, Python code.

I started to debug it and found out that it's linked to the available screen sizes. I haven't find out yet where and how this collection is made up but my quite unusual PC setting is probably not in the list. I have a twinview setting, dual screen, which is considered as a 2704x1050 screen.
I'll check that later as it is now time to sleep :-)

sun-wukong (sun-wukong) said : #7

I found it may come from here :

/var/lib/python-support/python2.4/displayconfigabstraction, line 3045
    #xs = XSetup()
    #xs = XSetup('xorg.conf.test')
    xs = XSetup(xorg_config_filename='bug_data/tonio_intel/xorg.conf',

The xorg.conf file isn't the system's one but a fake one, that does't exist in real life :-)

sun-wukong (sun-wukong) said : #8

Yep. Not exactly a bug but an incomplete code. Newest version v0.8 is available, maybe in Feisty, I have'nt checked.
Edgy runs v0.7
Here's the home site for the project :