Kde control center has no index

Anthony Irven Scott anthonyscott at comcen.com.au
Sat Oct 13 05:29:56 BST 2007

On Sat, 13 Oct 2007 01:53:12 pm Terry wrote:
> Bram Schoenmakers wrote:
> > Op dinsdag 25 september 2007, schreef Terry:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> >> I recently made the mistake of "upgrading" kde 3.5.7 .  The kde control
> >> centre subsequently had no index.  I was able to get an index initially
> >> by deleting my .kde folder.  That is no longer the case.  Besides which,
> >> the control centre has no index when I open it as root user either.
> >>
> >> The last time I had an index, it disappeared after I changed the
> >> language setting from U.S. English to British English.  I have the
> >> latest British language package available from the distro.
> >> Incidentally, it seems I am the only person experiencing this
> >> difficulty.  I had the same difficulty when installing a previous update
> >> but I was able to revert to the earlier version and the problem
> >> disappeared.  I now have no option but to keep the version currently
> >> installed.
> >>
> >> I have found the folder /usr/share/apps/kcontrol which contains a folder
> >> called 'about' and another called 'pics'.  It also contains a file
> >> called 'kcontrolui.rc'.  'about' contains 'main.html' which is a
> >> masterpiece of cryptography.
> >>
> >> How do I fix this, please?
> >
> > Perhaps running kbuildsycoca as your own user fixes it for you.
> >
> > Kind regards,
> Thanks for the information.  I just updated Kde on my other partition
> and got the same result.
> I ran kbuildsycoca but the problem was not fixed.  I got a large number
> of "WARNING" messages.
> I'm using Xfce but have been able to run KDE control centre previously.
> I could try logging in to Kde and doing something there.
> Any ideas, anyone, please.

No ideas how to fix this, but I also have the same problem. I did a clean 
install of Mandriva and there was no help in most of the apps, very annoying 
as i am making the shift from Gnome to KDE. Not a good start.
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