Kicker weirdness

Frederik Dannemare frederik at
Mon Apr 11 01:50:36 UTC 2005

On Monday 11 April 2005 01:56, Jose Gomez-Dans wrote:
> Hi!
> I updated my laptop to 5.04RELEASE, and have experienced some
> interesting behaviour, not dissimilar to something that was
> previously reported to the list. Essentially, I have 3 desktops, and
> only one of them has a kicker bar. The others have nothing. I can
> choose which desktop is blessed with kicker by relaunching it. In
> .xsession-errors I get a complaint that Kicker is already running,
> but somehow, the kicker bar appears in the desktop where it was
> called from using Alt+F2.
> Any ideas?

May not be what you're looking for since you'll have to redo your 
personal KDE customization etc, but I've had to do this more than 
one occasion after a dist-upgrade of Kubuntu to correct several issues:

1) log out of KDE - grab a console
2) move your current .kde out of the way (maybe also .kderc and .qt)
3) sudo apt-get --yes --download-only --reinstall install kubuntu-default-settings
4) sudo dpkg --force-confmiss --install /var/cache/apt/archives/kubuntu-default-settings_<VERSION>_all.deb

Depending on your situation, maybe only 3) + 4) will be needed, 
but if you want a clean start, do 'em all.

Thanks to Chris Halls for pointing out the 
potential issue of a missing /etc/kderc.

Best regards,
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