Error starting KDE Panel - No K Menu
I'm installing linux on an external USB hard drive. I have a partition for openSUSE, Debian, and shared /home partition, and some NTFS space. I have previously installed openSUSE on one partition and have just installed Debian (Sarge, testing) on the other. However, when I log into KDE as my non-root user, I am confronted with an error "Applet Loading Error - KDE Panel" and then tells me to check my installation. Then, my kicker lacks a K Menu, a virtual desktop switcher, a list of running applications, the process tray, and the clock. This does not occur when I login at the shell as root and run startx. Everything works fine as root.
Any help would be much appreciated, as this is virtually unusable at its current state.