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    Default .desktop files disappeared, what happened

    I am stunned, got up turned on the comp this morning had a black screen with just a cursor. So I ctrl+alt+backspace twice re-login to my KDE 4.2 the desktop comes up everything seems ok

    BUT

    MY icon to start Folding@Home is blank and all entries in the " Applications " category of my panel's app launcher are gone. My icon to start Dreamweaver with wine was there yesterday.

    When I click my folding icon I get this error:

    " Unable to run the command specified. The file or folder file:///home/me/.local/share/applications/Folding.desktop does not exist. "

    And sure enough my /.local folder is empty except for a lone screen-configurations.xml file.

    This is the first strangeness Suse has given me, any ideas as to what happened.
    I was using Dreamweaver while Folding was running before I shutdown but I closed both before shutdown.

    OpenSuse 11.1 KDE 4.2 x64

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    Default Re: .desktop files disappeared, what happened

    Try this:
    Right click the Menu button, choose Menu Edit
    From the Navigation Menu select Edit
    In the box select: Restore to System Menu

    Let us know what happens
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    goldie NNTP User

    Default Re: .desktop files disappeared, what happened

    BoloMarkIII wrote:
    > So I ctrl+alt+backspace twice re-login to my KDE 4.2
    > the desktop comes up everything seems ok
    >
    > any ideas as to what happened.


    well, i don't know it it _did_ but you are VERY likely to cause
    STRANGE DAMAGE anytime you FORCE an *unnatural* (that is, not as
    designed by the builders) shut down of KDE, X, Linux, Windows, or a
    Ford Truck engine..

    what i'm saying is: STOP using "ctrl+alt+backspace twice" to re-login,
    unless of course you enjoy trying to figure out what is broke..

    it can't take 5 seconds longer to right click desktop > Log Out > End
    Current Session....and those five seconds could EASILY save you hours
    or days of fiddling trying to get back to where you were before you
    shoved sand down the intake until the engine quit..

    your machine, your time, ymmv.

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    goldie

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    Default Re: .desktop files disappeared, what happened

    WOW my Suse fixed itself so cool.

    Ok so after posting system was slow and acting flaky so I rebooted, and it went into a disk checking mode with errors on my /home partition then dumped to terminal asking for root password and would not accept my roots pass. " OH NOZ " not good.

    So I reboot this time selecting failsafe mode disk check runs again this time it reports it fixed journal entries. restart and login normal everything is good back to normal my apps category is back in my menu and my folding icon is back.

    I am just tickled pink with Suse right now.

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    goldie NNTP User

    Default Re: .desktop files disappeared, what happened

    > So I reboot this time selecting failsafe mode disk check runs again
    > this time it reports it fixed journal entries.


    those fixes were to REPAIR the corruption you introduced when you
    KILLED X instead of shut it down cleanly!!

    bad!


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