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Peter Nikolic
Alright i know this is getting a bit much now but here goes

My laptop has opensuse 11.1 on it KDE4.1.X as per dvd install now (got rid of
4.3  stuff it kept crashing  now i am left with a desktop background that is
just grey and white squares  with the pager bar at the bottom  with a few  
icond in it there is no peanut device on the desktop and no amount of
klicking on it anywhere will do anything so question is what is not running  

This is from ps uax via an ssh session
ete      4667  0.0  0.0   3812   460 ?        S    00:39   0:00 kwrapper4
ksmserver
pete      4668  0.0  1.4 218960 19836 ?        Sl   00:39   0:00 ksmserver
pete      4670  0.1  1.4 225184 20592 ?        S    00:39   0:01 kwin -session
10ddd4eb61000123413806800000048000000_1234139258_16580
pete      4681  0.0  0.5 126052  8348 ?        S    00:39  
0:00 /usr/bin/kwrited
pete      4683  0.6  1.3 263792 19288 ?        SLl  00:39  
0:08 /usr/bin/knotify4
pete      4684  0.0  0.9 218492 12928 ?        Sl   00:39  
0:00 /usr/bin/nepomukserver
pete      4690 48.6  2.6 503160 37300 ?        Rl   00:39  
10:08 /usr/bin/plasma
pete      4693  0.0  1.4 199996 20300 ?        S    00:39  
0:00 /usr/bin/nepomukservicestub nepomukstorage
pete      4694  0.0  1.1 169188 16000 ?        S    00:39  
0:00 /usr/bin/nepomukservicestub nepomukqueryservice
pete      4696  0.0  1.0 160640 15308 ?        S    00:39  
0:00 /usr/bin/nepomukservicestub nepomukfilewatch
pete      4697  0.0  1.1 162932 16084 ?        S    00:39  
0:00 /usr/bin/nepomukservicestub nepomukontologyloader
pete      4701  0.0  0.4 152268  5904 ?        S    00:39   0:00 kdeinit4:
kio_file [kdeinit] file local:/tmp/ksocket-pete/klauncherMT4091.slave-socket
local:/tmp/ksocket-pete/kio_desktopMT4699.slave-sock
pete      4703  0.0  0.7 151304 10384 ?        S    00:39  
0:00 /usr/bin/kaccess
pete      4735  0.2  2.2 542916 32288 ?        Sl   00:39  
0:03 /usr/bin/krunner
pete      4768  0.0  1.1 183036 16508 ?        S    00:39   0:00 kmix -session
10ddd4eb61000123413808300000048000014_1234139257_915551
pete      4775  0.0  1.2 193372 17952 ?        S    00:39  
0:00 /usr/bin/kupdateapplet
pete      4778  0.0  0.8 149284 11856 ?        S    00:39  
0:00 /usr/bin/klipper
pete      4781  0.0  1.4 139204 19992 ?        S    00:39  
0:00 /opt/kde3/bin/suseplugger --sessioninit -caption SUSE Hardware
Tool/KDE3 -icon hardware
pete      4783  0.0  1.0 143544 14124 ?        S    00:39  
0:00 /opt/kde3/bin/kpowersave
pete      4784  0.0  0.4 111280  5916 ?        Ss   00:39   0:00 kdeinit
Running...                          
pete      4787  0.0  0.3 115104  5064 ?        S    00:39   0:00 dcopserver
[kdeinit] --nosid --suicide      
pete      4789  0.0  0.4 115824  6992 ?        S    00:39   0:00 klauncher
[kdeinit] --new-startup            
pete      4791  0.0  0.8 140772 11580 ?        S    00:39   0:00 kded
[kdeinit] --new-startup              

I am now a bit miffed  

Pete .


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Re: OPensuse 11.1 KDE4 desktop

JC Francois
Peter,

It sounds like you are in zoomed out desktop utility view. Search Google
for "KDE 4 desktop activity" for more details.

If so your mouse cursor should look like a hand. Click on the
checkerboard background and drag it around so that your view reaches the
top left corner of the checkerboard surface. In that region you should
be able to find a miniature of your desktop with an active "peanut"
button in top right corner. Click on the peanut and select "Zoom In".

~/jc


peter nikolic wrote:
> My laptop has opensuse 11.1 on it KDE4.1.X as per dvd install now (got rid of
> 4.3  stuff it kept crashing  now i am left with a desktop background that is
> just grey and white squares  with the pager bar at the bottom  with a few  
> icond in it there is no peanut device on the desktop and no amount of
> klicking on it anywhere will do anything so question is what is not running  
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Re: OPensuse 11.1 KDE4 desktop

C-29
>> My laptop has opensuse 11.1 on it KDE4.1.X as per dvd install now (got rid of
>> 4.3  stuff it kept crashing  now i am left with a desktop background that is
>> just grey and white squares  with the pager bar at the bottom  with a few
>> icond in it there is no peanut device on the desktop and no amount of
>> klicking on it anywhere will do anything so question is what is not running

When you did this, did you also delete the two config files?  KDE
4.1.x and 4.2.x have very different config requirements.  The config
file from one version will totally mess up the desktop of the other
(in my experience).

The config files are in ~/.kde4/share/config and the two files in
question are plasmarc and plasma-appletrc.


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Re: OPensuse 11.1 KDE4 desktop

Peter Nikolic
On Monday 09 February 2009, Clayton wrote:

> >> My laptop has opensuse 11.1 on it KDE4.1.X as per dvd install now (got
> >> rid of 4.3  stuff it kept crashing  now i am left with a desktop
> >> background that is just grey and white squares  with the pager bar at
> >> the bottom  with a few icond in it there is no peanut device on the
> >> desktop and no amount of klicking on it anywhere will do anything so
> >> question is what is not running
>
> When you did this, did you also delete the two config files?  KDE
> 4.1.x and 4.2.x have very different config requirements.  The config
> file from one version will totally mess up the desktop of the other
> (in my experience).
>
> The config files are in ~/.kde4/share/config and the two files in
> question are plasmarc and plasma-appletrc.
>
>
> C.

Now that sounds possible  i will have to have a look at them shortly   if i
changed there names to something else will that force them to be rebuilt  
when i restart  KDE

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Re: OPensuse 11.1 KDE4 desktop

Pete Connolly
On Monday 09 Feb 2009 09:34:45 peter nikolic wrote:

> On Monday 09 February 2009, Clayton wrote:
> > >> My laptop has opensuse 11.1 on it KDE4.1.X as per dvd install now (got
> > >> rid of 4.3  stuff it kept crashing  now i am left with a desktop
> > >> background that is just grey and white squares  with the pager bar at
> > >> the bottom  with a few icond in it there is no peanut device on the
> > >> desktop and no amount of klicking on it anywhere will do anything so
> > >> question is what is not running
> >
> > When you did this, did you also delete the two config files?  KDE
> > 4.1.x and 4.2.x have very different config requirements.  The config
> > file from one version will totally mess up the desktop of the other
> > (in my experience).
> >
> > The config files are in ~/.kde4/share/config and the two files in
> > question are plasmarc and plasma-appletrc.
> >
> >
> > C.
>
> Now that sounds possible  i will have to have a look at them shortly   if i
> changed there names to something else will that force them to be rebuilt  
> when i restart  KDE
>
> Pete .
>
Hi Pete

Maybe you could try the kde3 to 4 appliication from here:

http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php/KDE3TO4?content=85769

See if that can handle things.

Cheers

Pete


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Re: OPensuse 11.1 KDE4 desktop

Peter Nikolic
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On Monday 09 February 2009, JC Francois wrote:

> Peter,
>
> It sounds like you are in zoomed out desktop utility view. Search Google
> for "KDE 4 desktop activity" for more details.
>
> If so your mouse cursor should look like a hand. Click on the
> checkerboard background and drag it around so that your view reaches the
> top left corner of the checkerboard surface. In that region you should
> be able to find a miniature of your desktop with an active "peanut"
> button in top right corner. Click on the peanut and select "Zoom In".
>
> ~/jc
>
> peter nikolic wrote:
Hi .
Mouse is an arrow head  and i can click till i am blue in the face on the
desktop nothing happens no peanut device either seems plasma may be dead  
much as it grieves me think this may well wind up as a re-install
of course if they had stuck with the "/opt/kde* idea it would have been easy
to just completely can KDE4.x and force a complete reinstall of just that but
now they hide the binaries and libs in such diverse places it is getting darn
stupid

Cheers  Pete .



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>> When you did this, did you also delete the two config files?  KDE
>> 4.1.x and 4.2.x have very different config requirements.  The config
>> file from one version will totally mess up the desktop of the other
>> (in my experience).
>>
>> The config files are in ~/.kde4/share/config and the two files in
>> question are plasmarc and plasma-appletrc.
>>
>>
>> C.
>
> Now that sounds possible  i will have to have a look at them shortly   if i
> changed there names to something else will that force them to be rebuilt
> when i restart  KDE

Delete or rename.. both will work.  You don't really loose much by
deleting.  This controls teh desktop config, and plasma applet config.
 If you delete those config files, you force KDE4 back to factory
defaults, and the files are rewritten with the defaults.  The config
between 4.2 and 4.1 is radically different, and it will definitely
break when going from 4.1 to 4.2.. so logical that it will break going
back as well.

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