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kaza 07-14-2012 04:13 PM

FC17 KDE Desktop of "Folder view" layout - icons disappear after reboot
 
Hello,

I recently (few days ago) started experiencing a non-deterministic
anomaly on my Desktop: it's of the "Folder view" layout with few icons
and apps. launchers being arranged in a particular way I like them
and once in a while, after reboot all the icons are gone and some
strange scroll bar appears at the right side of the desktop (I have
only one virtual screen). The way to cope with it (kind of "cope")
is to right-click on the desktop, select "Folder view settings",
then select layout other then "Folder view" (I use "Default desktop"),
click "apply" then select layout "Folder view" and click "apply" -
this brings the icons but of corse they're arranged alphabetically
and not in the locations I need them so I need to spend time arranging them
again.

In the "Startup/Shutdown" -> "Session management" -> "On Login"
the selected option is:

"Restore previous session".
Maybe I need to change it to "Restore manually saved session"
but how should I save a session? "Googling" brought be
articles from MANY years back so I can't thrust them.

Does anyone have an idea what causing this?
What usefull info can I supply?

TIA for any help.

kaza 07-29-2012 06:37 AM

Hello again,

Does the absense of responses means I'm the only one with this problem?

Meanwhile I have some more info about this anomaly: when I encounter
a post-boot desktop without icons, I discovered that if I reboot - most
of the times the icons are restored at their proper locations. Sometimes,
when a reboot results again in the no-icons on the desktop, if I'll continue
doing few reboots the icons occasionally re-appear. It almost looks
like some file that the session should be saved into not always
saved properly or, the desktop restore from the saved file not always
works properly.

Can anyone tell me please, in what file(s) the KDE saves the session so I'll
have a closer look at the file(s) contents?

This instability causes me to miss the GNOME 2 of FC14. Pity the GNOME 3
of FC17 is so much different (and, IMHO, unproductive for serious non web-related
uses with MANY things opened at once) that I had to switch to KDE.

TIA for any help,

knudfl 07-29-2012 06:49 AM

Fedora 16 had some issues with KDE 4 too.
Updates will usually fix the most of the issues.

Fedora 17 : Haven't used the "Desktop".
My method is to add an empty panel at the top.
And keep all desktop entries (+ some applets) there.


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kaza 08-09-2012 05:18 PM

Hi knudfl,

thanks for the reply.

What packages are related to desktop behavior so I'll update them (I'm
not sure I want updating all packages)? Currently, the kde-related packages I have are:

Code:

<localhost.localdomain>.../user>rpm -qa | grep kde
kdesdk-kapptemplate-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdemultimedia-common-4.8.3-1.fc17.noarch
kdeplasma-addons-libs-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdemultimedia-dragonplayer-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kde-settings-4.8-13.fc17.noarch
kde-filesystem-4-39.fc17.x86_64
kde-plasma-networkmanagement-vpnc-0.9.0.2-1.fc17.x86_64
smokekde-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdeartwork-kxs-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kde-settings-ksplash-4.8-13.fc17.noarch
kde-l10n-4.8.3-1.fc17.noarch
kdegames-libs-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdesdk-kmtrace-libs-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
smokekde-akonadi-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdebindings-devel-4.8.3-1.fc17.noarch
ktp-kded-integration-module-0.3.1-1.fc17.x86_64
kde-l10n-Russian-4.8.3-1.fc17.noarch
system-config-printer-kde-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdesdk-kompare-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kde-settings-pulseaudio-4.8-13.fc17.noarch
kdenetwork-krfb-libs-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdepimlibs-devel-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdelibs-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdesdk-okteta-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdevplatform-libs-1.3.1-1.fc17.x86_64
kde-runtime-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdenetwork-krdc-libs-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdesdk-common-4.8.3-1.fc17.noarch
kdesdk-kpartloader-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kde-workspace-4.8.3-3.fc17.x86_64
kdesdk-kstartperf-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdenetwork-kdnssd-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kde-partitionmanager-1.0.3-7.20120205svn.fc17.x86_64
pikdev-0.9.2-11.fc17.x86_64
kdevplatform-1.3.1-1.fc17.x86_64
kdevelop-libs-4.3.1-1.fc17.x86_64
kde-runtime-flags-4.8.3-1.fc17.noarch
kdeartwork-screensavers-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
smokekde-devel-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
lockdev-devel-1.0.4-0.4.20111007git.fc17.x86_64
kde-baseapps-libs-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
beefy-miracle-backgrounds-kde-16.91.0-2.fc17.noarch
kdesdk-poxml-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdesdk-strigi-analyzer-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
polkit-kde-0.99.0-4.fc17.x86_64
kdeplasma-addons-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdemultimedia-juk-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdepimlibs-akonadi-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdegames-minimal-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdemultimedia-kio_audiocd-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kde-plasma-networkmanagement-pptp-0.9.0.2-1.fc17.x86_64
kdepim-libs-4.8.3-2.fc17.x86_64
kdenetwork-kget-libs-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdenetwork-common-4.8.3-1.fc17.noarch
kde-plasma-networkmanagement-0.9.0.2-1.fc17.x86_64
kdegraphics-devel-4.8.3-1.fc17.noarch
libreoffice-kde-3.5.4.2-1.fc17.x86_64
kdepimlibs-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdesdk-okteta-libs-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
lockdev-1.0.4-0.4.20111007git.fc17.i686
kdegraphics-libs-4.8.3-1.fc17.noarch
kde-runtime-libs-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdepim-runtime-4.8.3-2.fc17.x86_64
kdesdk-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kde-workspace-devel-4.8.3-3.fc17.x86_64
kdenetwork-kget-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdesdk-scripts-4.8.3-1.fc17.noarch
kdenetwork-krdc-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kde-workspace-libs-4.8.3-3.fc17.x86_64
kdesdk-umbrello-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdegames-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kde-i18n-Hebrew-3.5.10-16.fc17.noarch
kde-printer-applet-4.8.3-1.fc17.noarch
kdelibs3-3.5.10-35.fc17.x86_64
pykde4-4.8.3-2.fc17.x86_64
kde-settings-kdm-4.8-13.fc17.noarch
kde-plasma-networkmanagement-openvpn-0.9.0.2-1.fc17.x86_64
kdesdk-kcachegrind-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdenetwork-krfb-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kde-i18n-Russian-3.5.10-16.fc17.noarch
kdegraphics-thumbnailers-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdemultimedia-libs-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
beefy-miracle-kde-theme-16.91.0.1-1.fc17.noarch
kdesdk-cervisia-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdepim-4.8.3-2.fc17.x86_64
kdesdk-dolphin-plugins-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
libkdeedu-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdemultimedia-kscd-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kde-l10n-Hebrew-4.8.3-1.fc17.noarch
kdemultimedia-kmix-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdesdk-kompare-libs-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdevelop-4.3.1-1.fc17.x86_64
kdebindings-common-4.8.3-1.fc17.noarch
kdesdk-kuiviewer-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdegraphics-strigi-analyzer-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdeadmin-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kde-settings-plasma-4.8-13.fc17.noarch
lockdev-1.0.4-0.4.20111007git.fc17.x86_64
kdelibs-devel-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kde-i18n-3.5.10-16.fc17.noarch
kdesdk-kmtrace-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdelibs-common-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kde-plasma-networkmanagement-openconnect-0.9.0.2-1.fc17.x86_64
kdebindings-4.8.3-1.fc17.noarch
kde-plasma-networkmanagement-libs-0.9.0.2-1.fc17.x86_64
kdesdk-kioslave-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64
kdepim-runtime-libs-4.8.3-2.fc17.x86_64
xsettings-kde-0.12.3-3.fc17.x86_64
kdeaccessibility-4.8.3-1.fc17.noarch
kde-baseapps-4.8.3-1.fc17.x86_64

TIA!

rtguille 08-14-2012 07:26 PM

Welcome to the club!!!
Glad you join us!

https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=294795
"- When used as the desktop containment, FolderView displays a scrollbar and no icons, even if there are items in the displayed folder, on login"


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