[kdepim-users] 20090807KP -- "Emergency" -- Lost File!!!

Bruce MacArthur bmacasuru at fastmail.us
Fri Aug 7 06:14:38 BST 2009

Greetings --

I was on Kubuntu Jaunty, and editing an HTML file, using Kate.  A friend 
telephoned me with a question that required me to use VirtualBox --> 
Windows XP Pro --> Libronix (a Bible study application system).  I 
saved my work in Kate (as I frequently do anyway!) before I went to 
VirtualBox.  I needed to consult with another friend, and so left my 
computer for ten minutes or so.

When I returned, my monitor was dark.  Usually this simply means that 
the screen-saver is working.  However, I was entirely unable to recover 
the display!  Although we have been having "electrical storms" in the 
past few days, there was no such problem in the area, and no other 
evidence of a power outage anywhere in the house.  In a few moments, 
seeing few alternatives, I powered the entire computer down brutally, 
and then rebooted.  When I opened the file that I had been editing in 
Kate, several VERY extensive pages of physical printed matter (that I 
had previously entered -- and then saved, incrementally, several times) 
were no longer to be seen -- either via Konquorer or via Kate!!!  

Can anyone give me detailed directions for recovering a more-complete 
version of my HTML file under these peculiar circumstances?


Slightly off-topic for this list is another issue that someone might be 
able and willing to clarify for me.  When I shut-down Jaunty 
("gracefully"!), I am given a 30-second warning.  I usually click on 
it.  Then a message is displayed to the effect that KMail needs the 
password for KWallet.  If this were when I am starting-up, this would 
be expected -- but it happens during SHUT-DOWN!!!  One person suggested 
that I delete KWallet, and I like the idea of doing so.  But I do not 
yet see HOW to do so.  Can someone instruct me in this rather basic 

THANK YOU for your time with this message -- and for any insights you 
can offer!!!!!

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Bruce   Mac Arthur
15875 Switzer
Overland Park, KS 66221
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