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Re: Missing KDE panel, kicker and background



On Mon, 2008-10-13 at 00:11 +0000, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Patrick O'Callaghan <pocallaghan <at> gmail.com> writes:
> > I no longer have the panel or kicker, and my desktop background has been
> > replaced by a checkerboard pattern. I tried "rm -f
> > ~/.kde/share/config/plasma*" as recommended by Rex a while back, but it
> > didn't do any good.
> 
> Actually, there's one thing you can try doing. It won't help you out of the 
> mess of mixed F9 and F10 packages, but it might fix the problem you're having: 
> Make sure Plasma is NOT running while you do your rm -f, otherwise it will 
> write back the old broken files when it quits. Some ways of doing this:
> * run "kquitapp plasma" first or
> * log in as some other user, e.g. root (that way, Plasma will run, but not as 
> your user) or
> * log into some other type of session, like GNOME or even plain old runlevel 3.

That worked, thanks (modulo losing my panel settings of course, but what
the hell).

poc


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