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    ok i give up, how does one move the icons in the kde4 panel and make them stay where i want them. right now the clock is gone, and all the icons are lined up to the left side of the panel. i move the icon and it jumps back to where it was. i have used kde3 and am now looking at gnome. while i have not been a gnome user i am currently using it, i don't have to ask questions about what should be intuitive. it seems the kde4 learning curve is steeper due to esoteric functions.

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    Default Re: panel moves

    If you need it to work. Update to 4.2.1 by adding the factory repos


    Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Factory:/Desktop/openSUSE_11.1

    Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Factory:/Extra-Apps/openSUSE_11.1

    Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Community/openSUSE_11.1_KDE4_Factory_Desktop

    then do update all unconditionally in each
    you may still need to start with a new .kde4 folder
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    i already updated this machine [11.0] to kde4.2. so you are saying in order to make a function like the panel work you need to open a terminal. ok, so be it, what do i type to make the appropriate file. sounds like it's time to open a new notebook, to write down all the stuff to make kde4 work. the older i get the shorter the memory!

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    You probably have some garbage in the plasma config files. To remove them and start with a fresh new desktop, that will listen to you, do this:
    - logout to login screen
    - Hit Ctrl-Alt-F1 simultaniously, you'll see the console's login
    - Log in as root, with root password
    - type: rm /home/YOURUSERNAME/.kde4/share/config/plasma* where YOURUSERNAME is the username you login with.
    - type: exit (to return to login)
    - Hit Ctrl-Alt-F7 to return to graphic login screen
    - Log in, and you have a fresh new desktop, with no hiddeous remains in the plasma files.
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    # rm/home/br/.kde/share/config/plasma, gets the no such file or directory treatment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr1445 View Post
    # rm/home/br/.kde/share/config/plasma, gets the no such file or directory treatment.
    should be .kde4

    rm/home/br/.kde4/share/config/plasma*

    ( the * is needed too )
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    And space required between 'rm' and '/path/to/file'

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    rm: cannot remove `/home/br/.kde4/share/config/plasma' ; no such file or directory

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    Default Re: panel moves

    OK. Do this:

    mv /home/br/.kde4 .kde4_old

    This will rename your .kde4 folder to .kde4_old
    When you login it will be a totally new session, all your old settings are in .kde4_old

    You can import back some settings, but I would leave out as much as you can.

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    # mv /home/br/.kde4 .kde4_old
    mv cannot stst `/home/br/.kde4 .kde4_old' no such file or directory

    i used the one step method to install kde4.2, i made a note that nscd-2.8-14.4.i586.rpm did not load. as i recall i could not find it in the software manager. perhaps i should try the repos above for 11.0 and reload? if i use the repo manager it should be the 1st line is
    index of
    2nd line
    repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/xxxxxxx
    i ask because i tried one and it refused to load.

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