I had a working system, but I lost my mind and did clean reinstall as root using the compile-all script, just as I did the first time. Now I cannot start apps or tools as a regular user. Here's the error report:
2006-08-28 09:32:09.269 Ink Exception occured while loading model: unable to contact GDNC server - please check that the gdnc process is running. I attempted to start it at '/usr/GNUstep/System/Tools/gdnc'
2006-08-28 09:32:09.269 Ink
Failed to load Gorm 2006-08-28 09:32:09.269 Ink Could not load Gorm file: /usr/GNUstep/Local/Applications/Ink.app/Resources/English.lproj/MainMenu.gorm 2006-08-28 09:32:09.270 Ink Cannot load the main model file 'MainMenu'
This does not happen when starting an app as root or using sudo, so I think it is a permissions error connecting to gdnc. I did confirm that both gdnc and gdomap are running.