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Distribution: Distribution: RHEL 5 with Pieces of this and that.
Kernel 126.96.36.199, KDE 3.5.8 and KDE 4.0 beta, Plu
What does it do when you login as another user. If do not have another user account. Create one and try the same before redoing KDE install. Might have some corrupted file in your own ~/.kde directory. You could logout and rename your .kde file to say .kde_backup and see if that corrects it. Note you will lose your current configurations for KDE. But keeping a copy of your old you can pull certain files if needed. It is best to configure completely from scratch though.
I am having the same problem but the kdeinit seems to switch my mouse buttons around (I'm left handed) even though the config says the mouse is still left handed. Further more, if I change the properties of something on my desktop, I LOSE THE DESKTOP as in gone, poof, blackness.
My ntfs partition is no longer recognised and when I log out I am left with the inner contents of my windows, with no handles. Gnome works fine but the kde programs all crash now.
To try and fix it in gnome i did "yum upgrade kde*", downloaded and installed all 180 meg, logged out, logged in again.... SAME PROBLEMS. Have tried with two different users, will try another...
Please help me. Tell me where to find the debug info & I'll post it here.
BTW, I googled my brains out for 2 days before posting...