login problems again...

Willy K. Hamra w.hamra1987 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 25 17:17:32 BST 2008

O. Sinclair wrote:
> Right,
> have just installed another pc with Kubuntu 8.04.1 and was playing 
> around with a sound-theme that requires setting of root password 
> (something to do with paths).
> Following that I did a reboot and up comes the "desktop wizard" 
> suddenly. Thinking wtf I cancelled it and ever since that the login is a 
> bit weird.
> It shows normal login screen, I type the password and then the screen 
> goes blue until the desktop comes up. No "action icons" on starting 
> processes and all that...
> where did they go, how do I get them back? They are certainly not very 
> necessary, I just want the machine to be "tidy" as it is for my better half.
> Regards,
> Sinclair

this is the login splash screen that is missing, it happened with me
once, go to kcontrol/appearance and themes/splash, and edit it there, if
 splash doesn't exist, then you need to install ksplash
sudo apt-get install ksplash (or use the package a manager of your choice)

Willy K. Hamra
Manager of Hamra Information Systems
Co. Manager of Zeina Computer & Billy Net
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