kde 4.8 workspace problem

Paul Kaplan pkaplan1 at comcast.net
Sun Jan 29 03:43:24 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. 
> 
> BC 

...Except that I upgraded another similarly setup machine and have no problems in normal mode. 


Do we know how safemode differs from normal login? 


Paul 

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