Open always shows Config Wizard

My installation looks 100% OK. Can even capture video from my old Sony TRV355E. Use keyframes with audio tracks. Import .mp3 files etc. BUT.....

Every time I open Kdenlive I get the Config Wizard. What should I do to stop this please?

Kdenlive was installed using Software Manager without any problem.


LinuxMint Release 9 (isadora)
Kernel Linux 2.6.32-21-generic
GNOME 2.30.0

Memory: 3.4 GiB
Processor 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.2GHz
Processor 1: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.2GHz

System Status
Available disk space: 110.0 GiB

Have you followed the configuration wizard all the way to the last step where you click the "finish" button?

Yes - a number of times. I can think of nothing I have left undone.

Having clicked FINISH I then get the 'untitled' window and then when I try to open a TEST project I get the ERROR message below.

If I click OK the error message closes and I am free to open my TEST project; see 2nd screenshot.

From that you can also see three captured clips showing that the app is working as expected.

I would really like to get rid of this opening glitch and get stuck into testing the application fully. I am MOST impressed at what I am seeing so far.

Looks like I can add a third graphic and as you can see NO lack of file capacity.

Seems like a permission problem on your $HOME/.kde directory.
Could you try the following:

sudo chown -R $USER:$GROUP $HOME/.kde

(replace $USER with your linux user name and $GROUP with the group of your user)

Thanks j-b-m - looks like that did the trick but I had to have a couple of goes. The screenshot chown-RTerminal shows the last of my first try.

I then changed myself to Administrator in Users & Groups - and all seems to have worked. See chownADMINTerminal.png

Have just opened Kdenlive without any error messages and will see what happens after a reboot.

I really do like Kdenlive as a replacement for the Premier Elements 4 I have been using. Not quite as slick at first glance but I am sure it will do all I want. The one MUST HAVE that I need is the capability to use keyframes with the AUDIO tracks to fade out original sound where necessary and then to modify a 'music' track to allow for my 'voice over' commentary. NOw it really does look like I will be able to get rid of WindowsXP.

BTW - As you can see I am new to this forum. Is it possible to put the graphics 'In Line'?

Thanks again for your spot on advice.