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Old 07-03-2007, 07:12 PM   #1
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Question can't install pager to taskbar


Ladies & Gentlemen

Thanks for all the help you have been to me through all the setup and configuration issues I have had since I started using Linux. You guessed it, I have another issue. This time it involves my taskbar. I have just gotten my gui up and running. This is a new install of Debian Etch. I prefer KDE to Gnome and so installed it, as it is not installed by default. I did use the kde-base package to try to get a working desktop with reasonable success.

I didn't get the pager that switchs between desktops on my taskbar. I have tried to install it but get an error that it can't be installed. I have reinstalled the kpager package which didn't help.

Another issue which may be related is that the apps I launch don't show on the task bar. If I minimize them they are gone and the only way I know of to then close them is via the Task Manager.

If I try to access the taskbar via the Control Center I get a message that:

Code:
The specified library taskbar could not be found.
The diagnostics is:
libXcompasite.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Possible reasons:
An error occurred during your last KDE upgrade leaving an orphaned control module.
You have old third party modules lying around.
This is a new install so I doubt that it is a third party module and more likely that the install didn't do something right. Synaptic doesn't report any orphaned packages.

I am able to install other applets to the taskbar, like the Control Center or system monitors. The “Taskbar” applet won't install either.

There is the possibility that I did something to the taskbar with that “touchtap select” thing in the touchpad before I got it turned off. I don't think I did, but I may have.

Another issue that may be related is that I can't change the buttons on the mouse (touchpad) to left handed. This worked OK in Gnome, and I wonder if having it set left handed when I installed KDE caused this malfunction. I have relaunched Gnome and changed it back to right handed and then changed it again in KDE without success.

I have not found any thing yet via Google to help with the taskbar problem. The mouse thing isn't that important.

Well hey thanks.
 
Old 07-04-2007, 02:12 PM   #2
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I prefer KDE to Gnome
Me too.

I suspect the easiest thing to do, if it's feasible, if the installation is new enough, is to re-install Etch -- this time selecting KDE in the installation process.

IF, & I know it's not, this were a MEPIS or Ubuntu Q, the trick would be to install not "kde" or "kdebase", but the pkg. "kubuntu-desktop". I suspect that there is more to getting a fully working KDE installed in Etch than just "kdebase".

Which pkg. manager are you using? (I happen to prefer KPackage & "raw" apt-get.)

Are:
  • "kde"
  • "kde-core"
  • "kdelibs"
all installed?
 
Old 07-04-2007, 05:22 PM   #3
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this time selecting KDE in the installation process.
The install never gave me a way to choose KDE. What did I miss?

Normally I use Kpackage, although at times I do use apt-get and Synaptic too.

I did find that I didn't have the kde package installed. Installing it didn't help.
 
Old 07-05-2007, 06:55 AM   #4
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I hated to but I did reinstall. Problem solved. Thanks.

New problem. How do I get the 32bit Opera to install on the 64bit system? Have not checked into this yet.

Thanks
 
Old 07-07-2007, 08:47 PM   #5
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well i agree
 
Old 07-15-2007, 11:04 AM   #6
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Just install it (32-bit Opera)?

I can find no sign of a separate 64-bit ver. of Opera for either Linux or "Winders(tm)". One trick to consider might be to use the Static .deb ver.
 
Old 07-15-2007, 02:12 PM   #7
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When I get my gui working again I will give it another attempt. I installed the .21 kernel and installed the nvidia driver without uninstalling the other one first. Now I can't boot either gui. The post is http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...08#post2824208

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