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Old 02-16-2007, 10:00 PM   #1
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Window borders are gone?

Well, just when I was starting to get the hang of things, I tried to change my KDE theme (not to anything I downloaded, just to one that came with my version of mandriva), and when it changed, all the window borders (title bar, minimize/maximize/close buttons, everything) decided that they didnt want to come back. I ended session and restarted, hoping that would fix it, but it didnt. whats worse, the keyboard doesnt seem to work anymore when I log into my KDE session (it works while typing my user/pass to log in...). Anyone have any ideas, short of completely re-installing?
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You might try deleting the .kde directory. It should be recreated with the skeleton version the next time you log in.
Old 02-17-2007, 01:28 AM   #3
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I've had the same problem recently, usually after trying to use Beryl 3d stuff. It's very annoying.

Can sometimes fix with restarting X, but did have rebuild my .kde profile once.
Old 02-17-2007, 07:33 AM   #4
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After I tried to enable 3D on KDE in free MDV2007 with my Nvidia driver previously installed,I really tried to fix it but ended screwing it up..My symptons was that I was stuck in
the Gnome splash screen and could not even get back to KDE..
I realize these are different symptons but I thing this suggestion from ernie (senior member) did get me back to the default KDE .. Here it is..

f you need to reconfigure X, it is not hard to do. When you get to the log in screen, press <CTRL>+<ALT>+<F1-6> to get to a console screen.

You must become root. Enter:


Enter your root password when it is requested.

Now you can automatically reconfigure X:

Xorg -configure

When finished, you can test the new configuration with the command provided in the program output. You will get a blank screen with the mouse cursor. There will be no desktop or window manager loaded.

Finally, you must make the new configuration load when Xorg starts. The new configuration file was created in /root but Xorg looks for it in /etc/X11. Copy it there:

cp /root/ /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Confirm the action when you are warned that there is already a file at /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Restart the computer. If the problem was with X, it should now be fixed.

It really worked but in my case I messed the system up soo bad I did have to re-install
Goodluck to you,
Old 02-18-2007, 05:11 PM   #5
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After switching to the consol, before you try to reconfigure X, execute
telinit 3
to close X-Windows or the configuration will return an error.

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Someone else had a similar problem here...
Old 02-20-2007, 07:39 AM   #7
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I can't even get a copy paste right...
Thanks ernie you did it again
Old 02-20-2007, 09:48 AM   #8
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I think that information was omitted in my post to you because it was my impression you were unable to start X. IIRC, I was helping you configure X so you could start it. .
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try creating a new user to see if this helps, i had the same problem and thats what i did, if it works, then you can re-create the user that you were having problems with by deleting it and making it again.


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