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Old 11-21-2008, 01:05 PM   #1
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Mandriva 2008.1 KDE taskbar disappears


I'm using Mandriva 2008.1 since september with no troubles.

Today suddenly the taskbar disappears. For me there is no explanation. I think I don't click any special place, give any special command or type any special key.

I remember that in the Mandriva 2007 I had a menu to control taskbar visibility. I can't find nothing similar in Mandriva 2008.

Well... here I am. I can't find a solution. I had tried for 3 hours before post here.

Greetings from Sao Paulo - Brazil

Ricardo
 
Old 11-21-2008, 02:10 PM   #2
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Hi, is that kde kicker your pointing to?

I had similar problems, way back then (when I was using kde3.x).

I can't recall what I did to fix it, but what happens if you ctrl+alt+<- (backspace)

and login again? does it remain hidden/mia (missing in action)

Are you updated?

There is probably a better way to check...

After 3 hours, you've probably tried all of these options.

What does the /home/(user-name)/.xsession-errors show?

any Kicker or pannel entries.

Have you installed anything, or re-configured anything lately?

Look for missing packages...

rpm -Va | grep miss

see how you go.

p.s. I have kde4.1.2 on this system (completely different)random segfaults with Konqueror and Dolphin file managers.

and kde3.5 on my "kitchen box" and I'm pretty happy with the performance of kde3.5

Regards, Glenn

Last edited by GlennsPref; 11-21-2008 at 02:12 PM.
 
Old 11-21-2008, 02:35 PM   #3
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Hi!

This is a "newbie" forum and there are some questions that I have no expertise to answer.

"is that kde kicker your pointing to?"

I have na idea how to anwser this one. Kicker? Is this a pointer?

"what happens if you ctrl+alt+<- (backspace)"

Nothing different. The desktop is opened again withou taskbar. Before wrote the msg to the forum I tried to reboot the machine and nothing happens. The taskbar remains absent.

"What does the /home/(user-name)/.xsession-errors show?"

See below
=======================================================================

startkde: Starting up...
kbuildsycoca running...
QObject::connect: No such signal Kicker::settingsChanged(SettingsCategory)
QObject::connect: (sender name: 'kicker')
QObject::connect: (receiver name: 'animtt')
QPainter::killPStack: non-empty save/restore stack when end() was called
QPainter::killPStack: non-empty save/restore stack when end() was called
** Message: GetValue variable 1 (1)
** Message: GetValue variable 2 (2)
** Message: GetValue variable 1 (1)
** Message: GetValue variable 2 (2)
** Message: GetValue variable 1 (1)
** Message: GetValue variable 2 (2)
** Message: GetValue variable 1 (1)
** Message: GetValue variable 2 (2)
** Message: GetValue variable 1 (1)
** Message: GetValue variable 2 (2)
randr: [SCREEN] Got output change 4
kbuildsycoca running...
Reusing existing ksycoca
kaffeine: No DVB device found.
kio (KService*): WARNING: The desktop entry file .hidden/dirfilterplugin.desktop has Type=Service but is located under "apps" instead of "services"
kio (KService*): WARNING: Invalid Service : .hidden/dirfilterplugin.desktop
kpowersave: Acquired org.freedesktop.Policy.Power interface
kpowersave: no device with category laptop_panel found
kpowersave: got CPU Freq gov: ondemand
kpowersave: WARNING: Property: power_management.can_standby for: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer doesn't exist.
kpowersave: got CPU Freq gov: ondemand
kpowersave: Didn't change Policy, was already set.
kaffeine: PLAYLIST
kaffeine: PlayList: add 1 items to playlist
kaffeine: PlayList: Check for kaffeine/noatun/m3u/pls/asx playlist
kaffeine: PlayList: Try loading kaffeine playlist
kaffeine: PlaylistImport: kaffeine: /home/ricardo/.kde/share/apps/kaffeine/playlists/NOVO.kaffeine
kaffeine: Window manager: KWin found
kaffeine: SystemTray: Create System Tray
kaffeine: Kaffeine:: Try to load service: xine_part
kaffeine: This is a KaffeinePart...
kaffeine: XinePart: Creating new XinePart...
kaffeine: XinePart: Using xine-config file:
kaffeine: KXineWidget: Using default config file ~/.xine/config
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: 'knotify.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'KNotify'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/applications/kde/konversation.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'DCOP/InstantMessenger;DCOP/Unique'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: 'xine_part.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'KaffeinePart'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/applications/kde/kmymoney2.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'application/vnd.intu.qfx'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/applications/kde/kmymoney2.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'application/x-ofx'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/applications/impress64.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'application/vnd.ms-powerpoint.presentation.macroEnabled.12'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/applications/impress64.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/applications/writer64.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'application/x-extension-txt'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/applications/writer64.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'application/x-t602'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/applications/writer64.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'zz-application/zz-winassoc-wps'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/applications/writer64.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'application/vnd.ms-word.document.macroEnabled.12'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/applications/writer64.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/applications/totem.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'application/sdp'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/applications/totem.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'application/x-netshow-channel'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/applications/totem.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'audio/AMR'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/applications/totem.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'audio/AMR-WB'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/applications/totem.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'audio/x-pn-windows-acm'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/applications/totem.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'audio/x-sbc'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/applications/totem.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'audio/x-xm'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/applications/totem.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'misc/ultravox'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/applications/totem.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'x-content/video-dvd'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/applications/totem.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'x-content/video-vcd'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/applications/totem.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'x-content/video-svcd'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/home/ricardo/.local/share/applications/lazarus.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'text/lazarus-project-source'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/home/ricardo/.local/share/applications/lazarus.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'text/lazarus-project-information'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/home/ricardo/.local/share/applications/lazarus.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'text/lazarus-form'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/home/ricardo/.local/share/applications/lazarus.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'text/lazarus-resource'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/home/ricardo/.local/share/applications/lazarus.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'text/lazarus-package'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/home/ricardo/.local/share/applications/lazarus.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'text/lazarus-package-link'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/home/ricardo/.local/share/applications/lazarus.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'text/lazarus-code-inlay'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/applications/calc64.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.chart-template'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/applications/calc64.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'application/x-dbf'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/applications/calc64.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'text/csv'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/applications/calc64.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'application/vnd.ms-excel.sheet.macroEnabled.12'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/applications/calc64.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/applications/yelp.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'application/docbook+xml'
kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/applications/kover.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype 'application/x-kover'
/home/ricardo/.draksnapshot should be set to TRUE: please use --force or -f option to launch applet
Could not load interface gtk
ImportError: libgtkembedmoz.so: cannot open shared object file: Arquivo ou diretório não encontrado
kaffeine: Kaffeine: destructor
kaffeine: KXineWidget: wireAudioFilters() - xine stream not initialized, nothing happend.
kaffeine: KXineWidget: wireVideoFilters() - xine stream not initialized, nothing happend.
kaffeine: KXineWidget: Shut down xine engine
kaffeine: KXineWidget: xine closed
kaffeine: XinePart: destructor
kaffeine: XinePart destructor: calling saveConfig()
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 20
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x2600007
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 20
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x2600007
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 19
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x2600007
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 20
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x2600007

(firefox-bin:5353): Gtk-WARNING **: Não foi possível localizar a ferramenta de temas no module_path: "ia_ora",
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 19
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x2600070
recebido http://api.mandriva.com/distribution...t?product=Free
getting exclusive lock on urpmi
unlocking urpmi database
mídia "Main Updates (Official2008.1-2)" já está atualizada
mídia "Main32 Updates (Official2008.1-4)" já está atualizada
mídia "Contrib Updates (Official2008.1-8)" já está atualizada
mídia "Non-free Updates (Official2008.1-12)" já está atualizada
mídia "Main Backports (Official2008.1-6)" já está atualizada
mídia "Contrib Backports (Official2008.1-10)" já está atualizada
mídia "Non-free Backports (Official2008.1-14)" já está atualizada
Launched ok, pid = 5445
=======================================================================
It seems that errors appear above, no?


"Have you installed anything, or re-configured anything lately?"

Only Lazarus -> www.lazarus.freepascal.org

But I've installed it lot of times under linux and nothing happens
 
Old 11-21-2008, 03:00 PM   #4
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Sorry Ricardo, I meant "are you talking about" (pointing to)

Kicker is the start button and taskbar.

QPaint is part of the QT development environment that KDE is written with(the programming API).

I used to rename (I remember now) the /home/(username)/.kde file/directory to .kde.old (or something)

from a terminal and re-start x.

This will write a new .kde file/directory, but the defaults will be used,

so any of your customisations will be lost.

You can do this with out x and kde running (init 3), then restart x.

If you do it in gui mode, the file will re-appear(magic) with the same settings you have now.

I know this is a bit of a hack, but it works.

Hope this helps, Glenn

Last edited by GlennsPref; 11-21-2008 at 03:02 PM. Reason: clarity and gramma
 
Old 11-21-2008, 07:02 PM   #5
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Your advice solves the trouble, thank you very much.

I would like to know how to avoid this trouble.

Cheers

Ricardo
 
Old 11-21-2008, 07:12 PM   #6
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Hi Ricardo, me too.

It may be a QT library, ie. QPainter or QObject.

But I never got that far.

ps, someone else from LQ told me this solution a while back.

Cheers, Glenn
 
  


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