[Bug 203340] Re: Kubuntu Hardy - 2 Error windows after login and no icons on desktop

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Fri Sep 12 20:41:35 UTC 2008

The situation is unchanged. But here are some more details:

To get reproducible results I did a clean install on my machine, so I
used the Kubuntu 8.04.1 desktop CD and I did an upgrade of all packages
with the default repositories. Then I tested login and the error windows
were there.

Next I enabled the hardy-backports repository and upgraded to KDE 3.5.10. 
The problem was still there.

The caption of the error windows reads "Fehler - KDesktop" which 
translates to "Error - KDesktop".

The problem seems to be related to the wallpaper size (pixel not kB) and
downscaling of the wallpaper to the screen size (together with the low
speed of the machine). The default wallpaper has an original size
1920x1440 while my screen size is 1600x1200. If I select another
wallpaper the problem is gone. The other wallpapers coming with Kubuntu
have a size of 1600x1200 or smaller. Now if I take one of my own
pictures and scale it to 1600x1200 there is also no problem even if the
original file is about 1.3MB. However if I scale the picture to
1604x1203 the problem is back independent from the file size.

Kubuntu Hardy - 2 Error windows after login and no icons on desktop
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