4.6.2 early report

phanisvara das listmail at phanisvara.com
Thu Apr 7 15:20:49 BST 2011

On Thu, 07 Apr 2011 19:39:52 +0530, gene heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com> wrote:

> On Thursday, April 07, 2011 09:56:22 AM phanisvara das did opine:
>> On Thu, 07 Apr 2011 18:33:29 +0530, gene heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com>
> wrote:
>> > On Thursday, April 07, 2011 08:48:42 AM Gopaladeva Dasa did opine:
>> >> > Toss in that the app launcher/pager/date-time & dock bar is totally
>> >> > missing  on workspace 1 now.
>> >>
>> >> I did not have that problem. Everything appears just as it should.
>> >>
>> >> G
>> >
>> > I used PCC to add another user, who did not have that problem with the
>> > default user profile that was installed.  But that users firefox and
>> > konsole screens were still bereft of the usual top bar decorations
>> > with the whole top bar being sensitive to a right click, which
>> > brought up the move to another workspace menu.   And when I went to
>> > log out, the requester that opened was all piled up on itself and I
>> > wound up actually doing a reboot, and on the reboot, and logging back
>> > in as me, I am back to my original complaint except now I only have a
>> > cashew on workspace 1.  I can use the other workspaces, but no
>> > decorations other than the taskbar at the bottom.
>> >
>> > This seems to be the difference, so how do I go about restoring the
>> > cashew on the other workspaces?
>> >
>> > I don't have room on this partition to copy all my stuff over, its
>> > only 30 gigs and my email corpus uses 20 some of it.  Next time I
>> > install, I'll give /home 300 gigs and /usr 300 if its lucky. ;-)
>> > Terrabyte drives, 4 of them, with 2 of the others available for
>> > re-use.  One has amanda's virtual tapes on it.
>> >
>> > Thanks for any clues.
>> i also don't have any problems with KDE 4.6.2. re. the missing top bar
>> buttons, perhaps try another desktop style / theme? if it was me, i
>> would create a new user and slowly copy configuration files from
>> ~/.kde4 into that user, until things don't work anymore. that should
>> help to figure out where the problem comes from.
> I tried that.  The new user also has no top bar of a window decorations.
> Wandering around in ~/.kde4, I found a bunch of what look like junk
> directories in .kde and .kde4 subdirs of .kde4 and nuked those, but what
> seems odd is that there are a lot of *rc files in .kde4/share that not even
> root can look at with less, no error when root tries, just no response.
> And my konsoles are AFU again, foreground & background colors are
> randomized but matched, so one can't see the output till he does a mouse
> drag over the output to highlight it.
> mc seems to be slowly self destructing too.
> I may yet have to re-install on a different drive. :-(

hm, weird. are you sure you you got all the correct repositories, that not a wrong one slipped in accidentally? is "zypper ve" happy with all the installed packages? can't think of anything else at this time...

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