Problems with kwin and kwallet.
kassube at gmx.net
Tue Dec 9 08:28:51 UTC 2008
Steven Vollom wrote:
> > My suggestion would be that you stop reinstalling all the packages
> > that seem to be not working.
> The only broken packages are Kwin and Kwallet (and perhaps KDEwallet).
> Since removal of Kwallet, Kwin won't stay running, and I don't know how
> to navigate the desktop without the drag capability offered by Kwin.
In a terminal you can use the cd command to enter a particular directory
and with the ls command you can list files. Use "ls -A" to list hidden
files also. So if you use the commands
you will see config files for kwin (there may be more than one). You can
rename them with commands like
mv kwinrc kwinrc.orig
but don't use wildcards for renaming.
> When Kwallet is removed, it still keeps asking for a Kwallet password,
> as though it is still in the system.
Are you sure? You should only be asked for a login password. And maybe if
you want to receive / send mails you would be asked for your account
passwords but I can't think of any reason why a program might ask for the
kwallet password if kwallet isn't installed.
> > Your personal configuration files for KDE are in "$HOME/.kde/".
> It was rc files that fixed my Email problem. Are rc files always
> configuration files? That would be nice to know.
Well, most files ending with "rc" are configuration files but certainly
not ALL of them.
> > so search for a directory kwallet and remove that directory.
> Unless I hear otherwise, I will rename it too. I am leery of removing
> stuff I don't know the contents.
It sure makes sense to rename it instead of deleting.
> > Then when you save the new kmail setup don't use a password for
> > kwallet.
> If I don't enter a password, is it just going to keep coming up every
> time I send an email? I thought that I had indicated in kmail
> configuration that the password and username were to be remembered, and
> still kwallet came up.
If you have set kdewallet to use no password it shouldn't ask again. At
least that's how it works here.
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