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

Bas Roufs basroufs at gmail.com
Wed May 6 12:57:23 UTC 2009

Hello Art

>> >>>...........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.

Already a few times, I have done so. However, nothing happened with
the KMAIL and other settings. As far as I can see, that method is safe
and precise enough.

Respectfully yours,


Bas G. Roufs M.A.
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