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Old 01-03-2004, 01:43 AM   #1
scheidel21
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KDE desktop missing


Hi all I am running The Sarge distro of Debian or the testing distro, it came with KDE 3.1.x but when I logged into KDE with both the user and root accounts I am missing the desktop itself. I have the panel and can access all apps and file manager, but I have no desktop. the background stays the same as the logon screen background, there are no icons on the background I cannot put anything on the background I can change desktop settings nothng changes. If I load up other filemanager like icewm I get the same thing. only enlightenment gave me a desktop background. I am wondering if anyone knows how to rectify this I very much like having a desktop to work with, and I love sarge and KDE 3.1 but I would like to have a desktop.

--Alex
 
Old 01-03-2004, 02:19 AM   #2
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From what I know, it could be two things:

1. Everything's normal, KDE just has desktop icons disabled. To rectifiy this issue simply right-click on your desktop then "Configure Desktop" --> "Behavior" --> Check "Enable icons on desktop"
2. It may be more likely that kdesktop is not running at all (or may not be able to run). This would make more sense, since the login background is your wallpaper as well. Check kpm to see if kdesktop is running, and if not, run "kdesktop" from a konsole and see what happens. If it crashes, that may be the prob.
 
Old 01-03-2004, 02:31 AM   #3
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Re: KDE desktop missing

Quote:
Originally posted by scheidel21
Hi all I am running The Sarge distro of Debian or the testing distro, it came with KDE 3.1.x but when I logged into KDE with both the user and root accounts I am missing the desktop itself. I have the panel and can access all apps and file manager, but I have no desktop. the background stays the same as the logon screen background, there are no icons on the background I cannot put anything on the background I can change desktop settings nothng changes. If I load up other filemanager like icewm I get the same thing. only enlightenment gave me a desktop background. I am wondering if anyone knows how to rectify this I very much like having a desktop to work with, and I love sarge and KDE 3.1 but I would like to have a desktop.

--Alex
Here's what I have installed you may want to see if you have any missing packages.
Code:
HappyTux:/var/cache/apt/archives# COLUMNS=125 dpkg -l | grep 3.1.[34]
ii  ark                       3.1.4-1                   KDE archiving tool
ii  gawk                      3.1.3-2                   GNU awk, a pattern scanning and processing language
ii  kaddressbook              3.1.4-1                   KDE NG addressbook application
ii  kappfinder                3.1.3-1                   KDE Application Finder
ii  kate                      3.1.3-1                   KDE Advanced Text Editor
ii  kcontrol                  3.1.3-1                   KDE Control Center
ii  kdeartwork-theme-desktop  3.1.4-2                   Dummy upgrade package for official KDE desktop themes
ii  kdeartwork-theme-icon     3.1.4-2                   icon themes released with KDE
ii  kdebase                   3.1.3-1                   KDE Base metapackage
ii  kdebase-bin               3.1.3-1                   KDE Base (binaries)
ii  kdebase-data              3.1.3-1                   KDE Base (shared data)
ii  kdebase-kio-plugins       3.1.3-1                   KDE I/O Slaves
ii  kdelibs                   3.1.4-3                   KDE core libraries metapackage
ii  kdelibs-bin               3.1.4-3                   KDE core binaries
ii  kdelibs-data              3.1.4-3                   KDE core shared data
ii  kdelibs4                  3.1.4-3                   KDE core libraries
ii  kdepim-libs               3.1.4-1                   KDE PIM libraries
ii  kdeprint                  3.1.3-1                   KDE Print
ii  kdesktop                  3.1.3-1                   KDE Desktop
ii  kdewallpapers             3.1.4-2                   wallpapers released with KDE
ii  kdm                       3.1.4-1                   KDE Display Manager
ii  kfind                     3.1.3-1                   KDE File Find Utility
ii  kget                      3.1.4-1                   KDE Download Manager
ii  kghostview                3.1.4-1                   PostScript viewer for KDE
ii  khelpcenter               3.1.3-1                   KDE Help Center
ii  kicker                    3.1.3-1                   KDE Desktop Panel
ii  klipper                   3.1.3-1                   KDE Clipboard
ii  kmail                     3.1.4-1                   KDE Email client
ii  kmailcvt                  3.1.4-1                   KDE KMail addressbook converter
ii  kmenuedit                 3.1.3-1                   KDE Menu Editor
ii  kompare                   3.1.4-3                   a KDE GUI for viewing differences between files
ii  konqueror                 3.1.3-1                   KDE's advanced File Manager,
 
Old 01-05-2004, 06:15 AM   #4
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yea, kdesktop was not running, it wan't even installed. I tried to install it and apt said that it couldn't install all of the dependancies. so I am at a loss Ill just have to keep trying thanks guys.

--Alex
 
Old 01-05-2004, 06:16 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by scheidel21
yea, kdesktop was not running, it wan't even installed. I tried to install it and apt said that it couldn't install all of the dependancies. so I am at a loss Ill just have to keep trying thanks guys.

--Alex
Post the output of apt-cache policy kdesktop and apt-get -s install kdesktop and the output of the grep command I used above it should not be that hard to get installed.
 
Old 01-05-2004, 06:30 PM   #6
scheidel21
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well prior to arrival back here I reinstalled sarge, and this time I installed all extra packages with apt-get, because last time when I used aptitude, that was when I lost the kdesktop because it removed a whole bunch of files the default desktop environment in tasksel installed. But I thank you for all the help nonetheless

--Alex
 
  


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