Kubuntu 9.04 - system tray and panel lost! Nearly totally stuck! - SOLVED!

Art Alexion art.alexion at gmail.com
Wed May 6 12:05:58 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 28 April 2009 05:48:27 Bas Roufs wrote:
> 2009/4/28 Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com>:
> >>> 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.
> After writing my first message in this thread, I repeated the
> procedure ascribed above. That 2nd attempt appeared to be successful.
> Ever since, a new, more 'native' and fresh looking panel and system
> tray keeps coming back whenever restarting the system. Also a typical
> Kubuntu Jaunty feature has appeared now in the panel: the 'Network
> Management'  package which seemingly replaces and old, slightly buggy
> "Network manager" which I found in 2 previous versions of Kubuntu.

Is there a more precise, less draconian way to do this? I really don't want to 
recreate all of my kmail settings, etc.

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