kde 4.8 workspace problem

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Sat Jan 28 22:33:02 UTC 2012

On 29/01/12 00:01, Paul Kaplan wrote:
> Upgrade an oneric machine to 4.8.  Now the kde desktop is unusable. 
>  Login is OK, but I have the following problems (there may be more):
> - Windows don't get redrawn or come to the front unless they are first 
> minimized and then restored
> - Keyboard input is delayed several minutes before appearing on 
> screen, bot mouse moves normally
> - Can't access the application launcher
> I tried replacing ~/.kde, but with no improvement
> Everything works fine if I launch in safemode.
> Any thoughts on the root cause?
> Is there an enumeration of what is inactivated in safemode so I can 
> troubleshoot?
> Thanks,
> Paul

All known problems as reported (elsewhere) by different users.

Go back to 4.7.4 or put up with the hassles and wait for bug fixes.


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