[SOLVED] KDE - "Control Center" & "Configure Desktop" missing.
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KDE - "Control Center" & "Configure Desktop" missing.
Yesterday, after I first installed Slackware 13.1 I had no trouble replacing the default wallpaper with a simple gradient. Very easy.
Today, (after re-formatting the drive and re-installing the entire system because I messed around with a script and it wouldn't boot) I can't change it.
I spent about an hour messing around with menus and settings trying to figure out how I did it, and eventually, as a last resort, turned to the help file.
It tells me to choose Configure Desktop from pop-up menu when right-click on the background. But Configure Desktop doesn't appear in the pop-up menu. (At least, not anymore it doesn't.)
The help file also says to use the Control Center, but I can't find any trace of that either.
I haven't the slightest idea why these are missing. Since I re-installed everything onto a freshly re-formatted drive, anything I played around with before shouldn't have any effect on the new installation.
The problem is there both when I login as root and user.
Anyone have any idea what might be going wrong, and how I can fix it? I really don't want to try re-installing everything again.
The only changes I've made to the system since the re-install is to edit /etc/inittab to replace the 3 in id:3:initdefault: with a 4, so I get a graphical login, and to edit /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 to place an & at the end of the dhcpcd request which, according to the instructions I was following should put it in the background to speed up boot-time slightly.
I haven't (knowingly) played around with anything that should affect KDE, except changing settings from within the KDE menus.
I know it's probably going to be something very simple, and possibly obvious in retrospect, but I'm new to Linux and have no idea what I'm doing here.