Missing kcontrol menus (was: No "GTK Styles and Fonts" in Kcontrol)

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 21:46:51 UTC 2008

On 15/02/2008, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
> Donn wrote:
>  > These are the 'kde' and 'kubuntu' related packages on my system (I think
>  > it's all of them):
> This is all way more fun than I have time for :-)
>  # kcmshell --list
>  tells you all the control modules

Here's where is gets interesting. Neither "defaultapplication" nor
"componentchooser" were on the list.

>  # kcmshell defaultapplication
>  pops up the "Component chooser", and:

feisty at feisty-laptop:~$ kcmshell defaultapplication
kcmshell (kdelibs): WARNING: Could not find module 'defaultapplication'.
feisty at feisty-laptop:~$

>  # kcmshell componentchooser
>  doesn't! (it's a blank window).  Yet:

feisty at feisty-laptop:~$ kcmshell componentchooser
A blank window!

>  # dlocate defaultapplication
>  app-install-data: /usr/share/app-install/desktop/defaultapplication.desktop
>  kde-systemsettings: /usr/share/applications/kde/defaultapplication.desktop
>  kde-systemsettings: /usr/share/desktop-directories/kde-settings-defaultapplications.directory
>  - which doesn't seem helpful as both versions actually run the
>  command "kcmshell componentchooser"!
>  The only thing that jumps out at me is that there are no localization
>  strings that look quite like hebrew to me ('he', right? -
>  spellchecking.desktop, which Dotan has, _does_ have an 'he' localization).

When there are no localization strings, KDE just prints the English
default. I tried starting Kcontrol in English, but only the menus in
the menu bar were English. The tree remained Hebrew.

Does anyone know which file in ~/.kde stores the default programs?

Dotan Cohen


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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