Kubuntu 9.04 - system tray and panel lost! Nearly totally stuck!
cary at bielenberg.id.au
Tue Apr 28 11:49:05 UTC 2009
Antonio Augusto (Mancha) wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 04:40, vt <punktyras at nkm.lt> wrote:
>> On 2009 m. Balandis 28 d., antradienis 03:01:24 Dotan Cohen wrote:
>>>> Is there any software you could recommend me to UNinstall and
>>>> afterwords freshly reinstall in order to get back the panel and system
>>>> tray??? Is there any other way to fix this problem??!!
>>> It doesn't work that way in Linux. In Windows, when you uninstall and
>>> reinstall you are removing your user config files. Not so in Linux.
>> ...unless you use --purge flag while uninstalling:
>> $sudo apt-get --purge remove somepacket
>> $sudo apt-get purge somepacket
>> Program managers have this option too. At least synaptic has.
>> exc. from "man apt-get":
>> purge is identical to remove except that packages are removed and
>> purged (any configuration files are deleted too).
>> Use purge instead of remove for anything that would be removed. An
>> scheduled to be purged. remove --purge is equivalent for purge
> Purge remove system wide configuration files, user files (~/.firefox,
> ~/.vimrc and stuff like that) never get purged by apt, dpkg or
> anything else. The only way to get rid of these, is erasing then by
>> Again, I have problems with the system tray and panel. They simply do
>> not appear any more. A few times I tried to get them back as follows:
>> via terminal > sudo mc > I copied .kde to .kde-orig and than I deleted
>> recursively the .kde directory. After restarting the computer, I hoped
>> to get back the panel and system tray, because I had done so when I
>> experienced a similar problem with Kubuntu 8.10. But now, no system
>> tray and panel do come back after restarting the system.
> Click with the right button on the desktop and select "Add Widgets"
> (or whatever it is called in your language).
> Then look for a widget called "Panel" and drag and drop it to your
> desktop, leaving it where you want it to be.
> Try it and report your results.
I have found you can delete the config file in your home folder to
correct! it does mean you have to add your favourites etc again. the
rm -R ~/.kde/share/config
This has saved my bacon a couple of times when the panel has gone pear
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