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d1l2w3 10-13-2006 10:05 PM

2006 to 2007 upgrade question
 
Upgraded from 2006 to 2007. All went well. . . except.
When the sys boots up, there is no task bar across the bottom.
Right click allows the setting of icons, desktop, screen saver etc. etc. but no taskbar.

Where do I start to solve this?

dlw

pilatus666 10-13-2006 10:12 PM

Try to move your mouse in the bottom left corner of the screen and the taskbar should apper.... at least at me did appeard, I had the same issue after upgrading..:scratch:

d1l2w3 10-14-2006 01:33 AM

That worked, thanks.

dlw

indienick 10-14-2006 09:45 AM

I'm not the only person you're going to hear this from, but for how good of a distro it is, it's a horrific crap-shoot if you upgrade instead of installing from fresh.

Ixthusdan 10-14-2006 10:28 AM

Upgrades do not work. Well, they only work if you are upgrading from an RC or beta to the release. I really do not know why Mandriva keeps offering it as an option.

d1l2w3 10-14-2006 11:33 AM

It did it again except this time moving the pointer anywhere does not work.
I'll try a fresh install.

dlw

Qew 10-14-2006 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ixthusdan
Upgrades do not work. Well, they only work if you are upgrading from an RC or beta to the release. I really do not know why Mandriva keeps offering it as an option.

Sorry, but experience begs to differ. I have done upgrades in the past that have worked fine (9.1 to 10.0, then 10.0 to 10.1). The last one I tried, 10.1 to 2006.0, didn't exactly work fine, but the problems were minor in nature and could have been fixed, but I decided, due to the upgrades before, it was time to do a clean install.

YMMV, but it's not true to say that upgrades don't work. As long as you have some idea what you're doing and can fix minor issues, then it's fine to go that route. Try the upgrade first, if it doesn't work out, then do a clean install. Still, for newbies, I do agree that the upgrade route should be avoided.

To the OP, log out of KDE into console mode, then rename your ~/.kde directory. Now log back into KDE again, and see if that improves things. You'll have to reconfigure your KDE settings again, but that's something that you'll have to get used to when upgrading. ;) If you want your old directory back, you'll just have to delete the new one and rename the saved one back to .kde (not with KDE running).

Ixthusdan 10-15-2006 09:49 AM

We must agree to disagree. I have been using Mandriva since 7.0, as well as playing with more than a dozen other linux distros and some unix as well. While I can't say that I am an expert, I do sort of know what I am doing. Mandriva upgrades only work on a box that has not had any alterations made to the base and no software installed not available from Mandriva specifically. Upgrades do not work. On another board, which I have been on for many years, one of the more frequent noobie issues is an attempt to upgrade, which does not work. I realize that us geeks make our boxes work anyhoo. Yet, I firmly believe that the objective should be to have it install and run, and not recruit geeks into geekdom. :lol:

Qew 10-15-2006 10:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ixthusdan
We must agree to disagree. I have been using Mandriva since 7.0, as well as playing with more than a dozen other linux distros and some unix as well. While I can't say that I am an expert, I do sort of know what I am doing. Mandriva upgrades only work on a box that has not had any alterations made to the base and no software installed not available from Mandriva specifically. Upgrades do not work. On another board, which I have been on for many years, one of the more frequent noobie issues is an attempt to upgrade, which does not work. I realize that us geeks make our boxes work anyhoo. Yet, I firmly believe that the objective should be to have it install and run, and not recruit geeks into geekdom. :lol:

Have to disagree from experience again. ;) I have compiled and installed packages (using Checkinstall) whose versions weren't offered by Mandrake/Mandriva (new functions added that were too hard to resist, etc), plus installed packages that weren't officially offered (Opera, Mplayer from PLF {you have to use their version if you want to watch crappy .wmv files ;) }, etc), but haven't really found, most of the time, a big problem when upgrading. The unofficial packages do get uninstalled during the upgrade, bar the PLF ones if you have the repository added when upgrading, but they're not hard to reinstall again. Obviously, it depends on what type of package you get from an unofficial source, but I tend to stick to Mandriva's package choice for the base stuff, which is probably why I didn't really get many problems when going down this route.

I don't totally disagree with you and now am more inclined to go down the fresh install route (I now like the idea of spring cleaning ;) ), but I don't agree with you saying that upgrades don't work. They can work; they can also not work. If people want to do an upgrade, then warn them of the dangers, but it's not as if once they do an upgrade that goes wrong they can't do a fresh install afterwards. Personally, I would suggest to a newbie that they should do a fresh install, leaving the upgrade route for more experienced users who'll be better able to deal with any issues that come about.


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