KDE4 desktop - problems on one laptop only

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Sat Jun 14 16:17:25 BST 2008

On Saturday 14 June 2008, Anne Wilson wrote:
> This is the third time I've tried to get this message to the list - the
> other two disappeared.

No, they were distributed just fine, but it seems nobody has an answer for the 

Most likely that the copy you get back is filtered by Google mail, since its 
web interface shows your sent mail in the thread anyway so the mail coming 
back from the mailing list would be a duplicate.

As a matter of fact, I never get any mail back from a mailinglist when sending 
through gmail, not even if I explicitly put myself into BCC
However, there is probably a setting for this in the web interface, something 
like "do not break standard email behavior"

> I have Mandriva 2008.1 with KDE4 on two laptops.  One functions perfectly.
> The second one is giving me big problem.
> When I installed, everything looked absolutely fine.  I added a few
> launchers to the panel and made a few changes in System Settings.  Still
> OK.
> I then opened two spreadsheets in OpenOffice.  One closed correctly, the
> other crashed, and wouldn't close.  I then tried an End Session, which got
> to a blank screen with a cursor in the top left-hand corner.
> Since then, the panel does not show when I log in.  I can restore it by
> right-clicking where it should be, and changing the size.  Sometimes the
> Run Command brings up only a shadow, though that seems to rectify itself
> after a while.  Asking for a reboot brings up a black and white patch with
> no text. Clicking on the right area starts the shutdown, but gets to the
> black screen + cursor, and I have to CtrlAltDel after which it reboots.

Maybe the session manager saved a bad state, or crashed during saving it.
You could try explicitly saving a session.

Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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