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    Question lost my bar at the bottom of the screen?

    clean install of 11.3-64 on my 64 bit intel box. have had desktop lockup a few times and did a ctr/alt/bs to reboot the gui. lately, I right clicked on the bar at the bottom of the screen and went to properties. then clicked on "left" for bar position and bar totally disappeared. when I move the cursor all around the screen even on the edges and hit the left mouse button (thought that would bring it back) nothing happens. so how do I get my bar back?

    thanks,
    charles.......

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    what does that mean?

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    Hi,

    I see two possibilities:

    Either your desktop is extended beyond your screen: does your mouse dissapear if you move it passed the edge of the screen?

    Or, something strange happened and you closed the panel. Unlock widgets and go to the left side of your screen: add panel.

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    shultzjr wrote:
    > what does that mean?


    do you know how to click on a link?

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    Default Re: lost my bar at the bottom of the screen?

    Do a console login
    http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/...gin.png?psid=1

    Then once logged in as you do this

    Code:
    mv .kde4 .kde4-old
    now do:

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    startx
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    Sounds better than loosing a screen at the bottom of a bar

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    first, thanks guys for all your help, but
    what it says I should see i don't see, no login terminal choice.
    I do see 4 different gui's to log into at the bottom of the startup screen but terminal isn't one of them. add panel is not on the list either when I right click the desktop.
    when I try a ctl/alt/bs to kill the x11 session it just goes to a gui login screen again. I would like to edit some startup file so that I see all the commands being executed instead of a "dumb" picture and just boot to a command prompt. then I could go into a gui if I need/want too. sorry about not seeing the link before since it doesn't show up that way unless one moves a mouse over it. I started with slackware long ago and used other distros now been using suse for about a week. going to use suse/redhat (or centos) for the business side of things. the standard install gives one 4 virtual terminals and my cursor does not disappear off the screen.

    later,
    charles......

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    Default Re: lost my bar at the bottom of the screen?

    This can happen if your plasmaappletrc file gets corrupt. I've had it happen a few times when going from single-> dual screen and v.v.

    To fix, you need to edit ~/.kde4/share/config/plasmaappletrc (or that file somewhere in ~/.kde4)
    and look for panels/containers that have their width/height/x/y coordinates set to negative values. They've in essence moved off the screen, and changing the coordinates back fixes the issue.

    DO NOT do this while logged in to KDE.. instead, use another WM (XFCE, ICEWM, Gnome) to make this change, then go back after saving the changes.

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    I think that my default desktop is gnome and that is the one that is messed up.

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