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Old 09-19-2004, 02:07 PM   #1
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Kicker Panel not updating application list (suse9.1 kde3.3 x11r6.8.1)

I'm running Suse 9.1 and just upgraded to KDE3.3, which went very well, and then after a week, upgraded to's X11R6.8.1 . I keep my system regularly patched through YOU.
Since then, the kicker panel will not update its display when I start a new program. When KDE first starts, the only thing that will show on the panel is ksplash, but that does not go away once ksplash is finished running.
I can refresh the panel's view by entering at a konsole
dcop kicker Panel restart
, but this will not truly restart it -- closing a program will not be reflected on the panel after the dcop command. Weirdly, using alt-tab shows all of the applications that are running without issue.

While troubleshooting this problem, I found that root's panel is OK. It updates without issue. From this, I also learned that a newly created user's panel works normally as well. I am guessing (wildly) that something is messed up in ~/.kde/share/config, but no setting in kickerrc seems to apply to this problem.

I don't want to abandon my current user profile -- I've gotten everything customized and tricked out just the way I like it. But I can't continue to use KDE in this weirdly crippled state. What am I missing? Does anyone have any ideas?
Old 10-09-2004, 01:04 AM   #2
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I've got the same problem. If in the meantime you found a solution, I would be very glad to hear about it.

Thanks a lot.
Old 10-09-2004, 04:02 PM   #3
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I've got my solution. I just deleted kickerrc and started kde again. Afterwords I got a working panel running which I could easily customize again.


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