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Mrcdm 01-08-2005 02:42 AM

KDE applications lost their close buttons after upgrade
I can't describe this one any better. All applications in KDE have lost their close, minimize etc buttons after I did a dist upgrade from old testing (with KDE 3.2) to current testing (KDE 3.3).

Has anyone got any clues that may help?



rbochan 01-08-2005 12:04 PM

First, make sure that all updates have been done. Run apt-get upgrade (or dist-upgrade) until the list comes up clean. After that, log out and restart X - you should be good to go then. KDE often breaks binary compatibility between major versions, so a restart is needed for an upgrade from 3.2 to 3.3. With upgrades within a major version you usually don't have to, though.

Mrcdm 01-08-2005 07:14 PM

Thanks for the advise Rob

I'll give that a few goes and see if it makes a difference.


Mrcdm 01-10-2005 10:54 PM

I tried doing dist-upgrade and removing and reinstalling kdm with no luck.

Any other suggestions?


rbochan 01-11-2005 05:16 PM

You might try renaming all the kde (the .kde directory, .kderc, etc.) stuff in your home directory, or add a new user temporarily, to see if the effect is still happening. If it doesn't happen then, it's most likely something in your personal settings. You should also check out the last week or so's posts to the debian-user mailing list, other folks have had some similiar issues...

Mrcdm 01-13-2005 09:02 PM

Once again, thanks for your time Rob.

I'm very happy to say your suggestion fixed the problem. I removed .kde and .kderc and tried again and all is well. I'd love to work out what I did to cause this one and how to undo it for next time.

Many thanks.


rbochan 01-14-2005 11:01 AM

My best guess would be that you had some custom setting, most likely a theme or some such, that was specific for the previous version of KDE, and the new version couldn't process it.

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