Linux REDHAT issues – GConf error

GConf Error: Failed to contact configuration server; some possible
causes  are that you need to enable 
TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a 
system crash. 
See http://www.gnome.org/projects/gconf/ for information. 
(Details - 1: IOR file '/var/tmp/gconfd-root/lock/ior' not opened
 successfully,
 no gconfd located: No such file or directory 2: IOR
 file '/var/tmp/gconfd-root/lock/ior' not opened
 successfully, no gconfd located: No such file or directory)

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What i did to solve this problem was:
I created a lock folder inside gconfd-root, using 
mkdir lock
then i changed the
 permission of the lock folder to 700 
and rebooted the system 
all was okay.