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Old 01-09-2008, 10:23 PM   #1
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all my Control Center items are in Lost and Found!


I forgot what I was looking for in the Control Center anyway, but I was startled to find that every single item available in its index has disappeared. Later, I accidentally found them: everything I can remember seeing there is apparently in Lost and Found, which I passed while looking for something else in the K menu. How can I put the icons(wrong word?) back in the Control Center? Of less interest to me, what could have caused this?
 
Old 01-10-2008, 12:22 PM   #2
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I opened / in Konqueror, hoping to find the items in /lost + found and drag them into the control cenmter, but it was empty...
 
Old 01-10-2008, 01:33 PM   #3
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Never mind...I solved my own problem. I still have no idea why it happened; but anyone who has their KDE Control Center modules disappear and pop up in the K menu's Lost and Found, for no apparent reason, should try solving it by upgrading the control center using Synaptic Package Manager, as I just did.
 
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It's a bug. Seems related to a certain package manager (apt?) keeping or caching certain packages like Kcontrol and KDE-libs at a lower than useful version.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 09:43 PM   #5
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Well, the bug appears to have just struck again, and is even less funny. My Konqueror has disappeared. I just reinstalled it with Synaptic. If things are going to randomly disappear, I'm glad my data is on a different partition.

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Old 01-10-2008, 10:49 PM   #6
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If things are going to randomly disappear, I'm glad my data is on a different partition.
While bad it's just menu items, not actual data.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 12:07 AM   #7
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Yes, but since I don't understand it, I can't be sure it won't spread.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 12:20 PM   #8
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Which version(s) of KDE & MEPIS are you using? -- your profile just says "3.x".

Was there any triggering event, such as an install of some (which?) package?
 
Old 01-11-2008, 04:34 PM   #9
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It's 3.4.3. And the KDE version...I'm not sure. It came with this MEPIS when I downloaded the ISO within the last few months.

This bug appeared after I upgraded Gaim and at least one optional package for Gaim which I don't recall.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 05:07 PM   #10
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And now everything on my desktop except the wallpaper disappeared. I had just logged out and back in (as root). However, I restarted the computer and logged in again, and the items reappeared, but my wallpaper disappeared! In the words of the Fourth Doctor, "Nothing like this has ever happened before."

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Old 01-16-2008, 01:42 PM   #11
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Follow-up: I told you I should possibly worry about my data not being safe on the Linux partition. All my wallpaper files (not just the desktop wallpaper) just disappeared! The folder is empty.
 
  


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