This are the version info's :

novell-client = 3.0.0-0.4.22


error message :

Description : Please start novfsd as root with the command: 'rcnovfsd
start' and try starting the tray again
Code : 0
Build : 3.0.0
File : ncl_tray.cpp
Line : 53
Repository Version : $Revision: 2181 $

A bit confusing is the fact that the service is running :

Directory: /home/user1/Desktop
Sun Jul 4 13:09:04 CEST 2010
user1@user1-sled:~/Desktop> su -
Password:
user1-sled:~ # /etc/init.d/novfsd status
running
user1-sled:~ # /etc/init.d/novfsd stop
Stopping novell novfs daemon...
done
user1-sled:~ # /etc/init.d/novfsd status
unused
user1-sled:~ # /etc/init.d/novfsd start
Starting novell novfs daemon...

No Config File Found - Using Defaults
novfsd: Novell Client for Linux Daemon
Copyright 1992-2005, by Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
Version 3.0.0-503
done