i just started DigiKam the first time, so it forced me to do the initial minimal configuration (choosing the picture directory and such things), after that finished nothing happend (i expected DigiKam to start after that).
So i tried to stard it manually, but apart from a little loading icon at the mouse cursor and an indicator in the task bar nothing happens, both the icon and the taskbar indicator disappeared after one minute of unsuccessfull loading.

I never used this application before, so it was the first time i started it.

This is maybe usefull:
- i use openSUSE 13.1 (64 bit) with KDE
- the picture directory i selected is not local but a successfully mounted NFS share