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Not sure whats going on here. Might just be a graphics issue but I was adding a superkaramba widget to my KDE4 desktop and in the middle of everything the screen went grey. The mouse was still working but everything else was gone.
I alt-ctrl-del to reboot, the graphical login screen comes up fine. I log on and the default wallpaper comes up (not the one I had changed to prior to the crash); the little 'add a widget' footprint thingy in the upper right hand corner comes up. The two docs I had saved to my desktop are there. But that's it. No kicker panel, no access to the apps or anything. Right mouse click gives me access to the usual so I can log-off.
I've tried restart, off and on, log-off and on, etc. but no change. When I log in under KDE3 ... it's fine. So I'm not dead in the water.
Anyone have any ideas or know of any bugs in Launchpad that might deal with this?
Last edited by Spearhead40; 08-22-2008 at 08:59 AM.
It's happened to me, and I never did find a solution.
A "work-around" is to add an "application launcher" to your desktop and use it. Theoretically you can drag the "widget" to your task-bar (another "widget," of course) and dock it there, and, again, theoretically, you can attach a task-bar "widget" to the side of your screen. (The "theoretically" is quoted because, in practice, in KDE4, the "dock" and "attach" functionality seems to work, at best, sporadically. Also theoretically, alles besser in 4.1, but Fedora and Kubuntu have not yet put 4.1 into their updates repositories so I'm only working from reports.