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

Art Alexion art.alexion at gmail.com
Wed May 6 12:47:44 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 06 May 2009 08:05:58 Art Alexion wrote:
> 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.

OK I followed the advice here and it worked perfectly.  I also had to purge 
knetworkmanager to get wireless working.

On Friday 28 November 2008 05:01:45 Alexander Smirnov wrote:
> kquitapp plasma; rm $KDEHOME/share/config/plasma-appletsrc; plasma
> This deletes your plasma settings, so you'll get the default
> configuration back. The panel-vanishing-on-crash issue was fixed just
> after 4.0.0's release. If running all the 3 commands at once doesn't
> work, try typing them in manually and wait a few seconds before running
> the next command.

Thank you, Alexander!

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