[KDE4] libkio undefined symbol [workaround-fix]
This is my first post and what brought me here was an error I was
getting when trying to launch KDE4 installed from the packages in the
The error was (from ~/.xsession-errors):
startkde: Starting up...
kdeinit4: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/libkio.so.5: undefined symbol:
startkde: Could not start kdeinit4. Check your installation.
I searched here for it, but no one seemed to have the same problem.
So I went further to find my way through it alone and I found, at
first, that /usr/lib/libkio.so.5 actually _has_ the supposedly missing
nm -D /usr/lib/libkio.so.5 | grep
So I thought could be any library dynamic loading issue, then I found
that the startup script 'startkde' set the env variable LD_BIND_NOW. I
just removed it from the script, by changing the line above:
LD_BIND_NOW=true kdeinit4 +kcminit_startup
and KDE started fine with a few errors when shutting down (that I
cannot be sure if are colateral effects of what I did, but I'm almost
I'm posting this here to help anyone having the same trouble, and
maybe someone who is in more touch with KDE4 development than me to