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Old 12-31-2010, 08:58 AM   #1
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KDE 4.4 falling appart. Opensuse 11.3


Hello everyone and Season's greetings. This is a difficult to explain problem.

Today I launched my opensuse and I noticed that it takes so much time for the kde to load . As I also receive some strange messages I took a picture of my desktop after the boot up process.

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Few things
-Takes so much time to load (like 3 mins, was 30 secs before)
-there a problem top left corner of my screen "The process for the file protocol died unexpectecdly". This is a small plasma widget showing the contents of a folder.
-The KMixCtrl crashes. There is only one sound device at my system which was always unconfigured. This problem first appeared today.
-Bottom left of the corner: There was a virtual desktop switcher where you could swap between four different widgets. Right now only one icon is visible.
-whole system is not that responsive

I didnt change anything drastically in my system (not sure if any system upgrade was executed)

I tried to find and see if there any kde log files but could not find any.

some technical info are :
cat /etc/issue
Welcome to openSUSE 11.3 "Teal" - Kernel \r (\l).

kde 4.4.4 release 3.

kernels vmlinux-2.6.34.7-0.5-default.gz (and desktop version).


I mention again that I didnt change anything in my system. It seems that something went corrupted.
Could you please shed some light and help me?

REagrds
Alex
 
Old 12-31-2010, 09:05 AM   #2
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Do your self a favor rename your /home/user_place/.kde folder to .kde-old now log out and then log back in it will recreate the .kde file and put your desk top back to default. In kde open dolphin and click view > show hidden folders then rename the .kde folder yes the dot.kde folder. log out then log back in. the first time take a while while it creates the .kde folder.
Then tell me what what you think.

Last edited by Drakeo; 12-31-2010 at 09:07 AM.
 
Old 12-31-2010, 01:55 PM   #3
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Do your self a favor rename your /home/user_place/.kde folder to .kde-old now log out and then log back in it will recreate the .kde file and put your desk top back to default...
Please don't quite do this! If you have a .kde folder, that will be for the KDE 3 system (so, you probably don't have that, but if you do have it, it will be the wrong one); the appropriate folder (directory) for kde 4 is .kde4 under SuSE. This setup is necessary to make KDE 3.x and KDE 4.x co-exist under SuSE, and many distros don't seem to bother with this.

There is a only a percentage chance that this will work, but it is simple enough to try (and revert, if it doesn't help), so report back on whether anything has changed before we get into the more difficult stuff.
 
Old 01-01-2011, 05:13 PM   #4
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You have been around long enough. I have built that kde over and over. renaming it so you can go back is a good way but like you said. Revert will break to much stuff. suse 11.3 is running kde 4.4.4 and the rc scripts have been moved around in kde4. If you did a fresh install of 11.3 this would not happen why. .kde.
I am done I am sure if they did what I told them it worked out fine.
 
  


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