Issues with upgrade to gutsy

marc gmane at
Sat Nov 3 14:32:40 UTC 2007


I have a number of issues after upgrading from Feisty to Gutsy.

1. Cannot drag and drop file from the desktop onto an editor. I can drag 
   from a file manager, but not from the desktop. The cursor turns red 
   when I try, and action won't be performed.

2. Editors launched from a file manager with root privileges no longer 
   have root permissions.

3. If I have apps open with kdesudo privs, log out, then log back in, 
   the kdesudo apps open with root privileges without being prompted 
   for a password.

   In addition, a dialogue opens stating:
     Information - kdesudo
     No command arguments supplied:
     kdesudo will now exit...
   Requiring a click on an okay button to continue.

4. The kdm screen displays the kde wallpaper and dialogue - which are 
   horrible. Attempts at retrieving my feisty settings do nothing; 
   namely, overwriting:

     /etc/kde3/kdm/backgroundrc and

   I also noticed that the "upgraded" version of kdmrc is the very old 
   version without comments - badger of before?

5. Print screen no longer works. Hitting the PrtSc button does nothing,

6. I lost all my kdemenu key bindings with the upgrade.

7. Some desktop icons occasionally go out of alignment. This can be 
   tidied with a refresh desktop or nudging any icon, but it's a bit 

8. I clicked the "strigi" icon in kdemenu - no idea what it is, but I 
   thought I'd investigate. However, all it seems to do is attempt to 
   launch firefox, then present an alert saying:

     "Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, because the 
     protocol (strigi) isn't associated with any program."

Can anyone assist with any of these, please?


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