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Old 09-13-2004, 03:32 PM   #1
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kde won't work ...

i recently installed kde on my slackware 10 system since i'd like to change from xfce. installation went fine, i can also start kde (from gdm, but not with startkde, not sure what's wrong here ...), but my k menu is empty, no applications are shown ...

as if this wouldn't be annoying enough, the control center (kcontrol) is empty, too. everything works fine when i start kde from fedora (core 2), it uses the same home partition, so i'm not sure where this problem is located - but since i don't like core 2 i'd love to stick with slack, so any help is appreciated!

Old 09-13-2004, 03:34 PM   #2
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Are you sharing the same user name with the /home partition? If so, FC and Slack keep the KDE programs in different locations (I think)... /opt/kde for slackware... FC is just /usr/bin I think... anyways, may want to delete your .kde file in ~/ (keep in mind that your settings for FC will be lost) and see what happens...
Old 09-13-2004, 04:18 PM   #3
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okay, thanks for this, actually i'm using the same user name on my different linux systems. i've had this problem before, but now i finally managed to get kde running. so what was going on?
well, unfortunatly, i can't tell! i created a new user => kde worked fine.
next step, i renamed all files in my regular account which kde created in the new users home folder and fired up kde => everything fine (only one thing i noticed, simply deleting .kde wouldn't do this job).
now i killed kde and copied my backuped files over the new ones => kde works still!

i guess this is one of the strange linux problems which will remain unknown until forgotten, well, on this level it can surely compete with windows!


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