Re: esd says "unable to bind port 16001"
> > > Unable to bind port 16001
> > >
> > > and then it aborts. What does that mean, and how do I
> > >
> I thought of that, but esd is definitely not running on
> my system when this error occurs.
I think this means that there is a problem with the gnome-sessions and/or
ORBit. I believe you get this when ORBit is not running. I had a messed up
installation with a mix of devel and released GNOME packages, and got this
exact same error. When I went back to the stable branch on everything it
worked fine. Might me somewhere to look.