Re: puzzling Gnome-ERROR writes: 
> Problem:
> Gnome-ERROR **: Could not create per-user Gnome directory </home/disco/.gnome> - aborting

Yuck, this is your basic shitty error messages. Pet peeve of mine. I'm
fixing this one in gnome-libs 2.0. The message shouldn't use g_error()
anyway since a coredump is useless.

For now, ask the user to try running your program with "strace" - it
will show the error that caused mkdir to fail. That should give a


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