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    Question The process for the file protocol died unexpectedly.

    Error - KDesktop: The process for the file protocol died unexpectedly.

    Getting this at login (following cold boot) if there are a few windows or tabs left open from previous session.
    This is not about windows opened by root - regular windows opened by user. Also, not about CD/DVD windows when media was removed.
    The problem is not 100% repeatable - maybe 1 in 5 to 10 logins.
    When the error happens there are no icons on the desktop.

    Found a few suggestions on line (even in this forum: Error msg: The process for the file protocol died - openSUSE Forums) but none helped.

    In summary the suggestions point to:
    A - corrupted or too large desktop background file = had same problems with the standard background or none at all.
    B - slow CPU = Intel Quad Core @ 3.6GHz I think should do.
    C - limited system or video RAM = 4GB DDR3 1700 & 9800GTX+ 512MB.

    I also found some information regarding similar KDE bugs (in older versions) but no clear solution there either.

    Workarounds:
    I. Make sure to close everything before shutdown.
    II. If the error happens, I could log off and log back in or create a new text file on the desktop (makes all icons reappear).

    Any suggestion appreciated.

    PS.
    Configuration:
    OS: Linux 2.6.27.7-9-default x86_64
    System: openSUSE 11.1 (x86_64)
    KDE: 3.5.10 "release 33.2"

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    Default Re: The process for the file protocol died unexpectedly.

    Exactly the same problem here and exactly the same workaround - a restart is simplest!

    Nice to see loads of help and suggestions - not!!

    My system is Suse 11.0 on an oldish PC, but it used to work fine.
    I have seen a suggestion to force a reinstall of Konqueror as KDesktop is a part of this, but why then does it sometime start and sometimes not?

    Let me know if you find an answer to the problem and I will do likewise.

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