Urgently help needed to get back "Kontact".

Mike McGinn mikemcginn at mcginnweb.net
Wed Mar 30 16:47:25 UTC 2011


On Wednesday, March 30, 2011 12:21:13 Isak Enström wrote:
> On 30/03/11 17:49, Bas Roufs wrote:
> > Hello everybody
> > 
> > Today, the KDE workspace crashed several times when starting up. That's
> > why I I renamed /.kde to "kde-old" with a view to replacing the
> > workspace. By doing so, I did manage to get back a functional workspace.
> > However, one major problem remains: the total KDE "Kontact" P.I.M.
> > simply does not function any more. When clicking at the "Kontact" icon
> > at the panel or via "K-menu", the package stops functioning even before
> > it starts. When clicking at it second time, I get a feedback that
> > Kontact is already running, although nothing from the PIM is functional
> > at this moment.
> > I have tried to fix the problem by "reinstalling" Kontact. As a matter of
> > result, I lost all my calandar data, for which I did not yet find a
> > method to safely and effectively backup and sync it. My contacts I have
> > backuped: locally at my laptop and phone, online via the contact section
> > of GMAIL.
> > 
> > However it may be, I really urgently need your help to get Kontact
> > functional again as well as to backup plus sync the calendar.
> > 
> > Info basics:
> >     -
> >     
> >     OS: Kubuntu 10.10 along with KDE 4.5.1.
> >     
> >     - My comments of today, Wed. 30 March 11, on bug
> > 
> > 240838<https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=240838>
> > 
> >     - My comments of today, on bug
> > 
> > 240965<https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=240965>
> > 
> >     .
> 
> I'm not sure I'll be able to be of much help but the first thing I'd do
> in a similar situation would be to try starting it from the terminal.
> 
> Also, do you remember what updates and/or programs you have installed
> lately? Any third party repos?
> 
> Regarding backing up and syncing your calendar, I'd recommend using
> Dropbox. You could then export the calendar to your Dropbox folder and
> that way always have it backed up as long as you're online.
In your renamed kde-old directory under the "share/apps" directory kmailare 
directories named "kmail", "korganizer", "kaddressbook" and "kabc". I bet 
copying these into your new ".kde/share/apps" fixes your problem.

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