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Old 12-18-2006, 09:23 AM   #1
Dan D
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KLIPPER (clipboard) vanished

Suse 10.1, 64 bit system. Klipper, the KDE clipboard utility was working just fine until a day or two ago when it vanished. I have used Yast2 to locate and reinstall it but Yast does not find it. How does one recover the program and why did it vanish? Thanks for help.
Old 12-18-2006, 10:08 AM   #2
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I'm not sure what you mean by "it vanished"... Are you telling us the icon to start klipper is gone? Has the binary file been lost from your system?

To find out if you still have the binary file, open a console, and type 'klipper' ( without quotes ). If you still have the binary, the program should launch. If it does not launch, then do a 'locate klipper' at the command line. If the system complains the DB is over 8 days old, then log as root, and run 'updatedb' then logout to a regular user and try 'locate klipper' again.

If the icon has disappeared, you can recreate one by right clicking on the desktop, --> Create New --> Link to an Application.

In KDE it is also possible to add klipper to your task bar, by a right click on an empty part of the bar, Add to Panel, Applet, Klipper.
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Have you searched in your KDE menu for Klipper? Klipper is part of Kdebase, so if you have that installed, then Klipper is available on your system.
Old 12-19-2006, 05:59 AM   #4
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Klipper problem solved

Thanks to the several people who were gracious enough to respond to my query. Very helpful to a novice.


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