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  1. #1
    sideshow NNTP User

    Default Upgrade to KDE 4.2 - Widget issues


    Hi Guys

    I upgraded to KDE 4.2 on my 11.1 64bit system after I saw the news
    posting.

    Everything installed OK (removed the dependency issues) and I even
    upgraded my Nvidia drivers to 180.22.

    3D effects are nice and smooth now which was not the case before so
    thats great.

    My problem is that all my original icons are broken. So I unlocked the
    widgets and cleared everything out and added some new weather widgets,
    etc.

    When I restarted the broken icons return.

    No matter what I do with adding or removing widgets the 'profile' seems
    'stuck' and I get a bunch of broken icons and widgets with strange
    positioning.

    Is there a way to 'clear' my widgets or desktop?

    I tried removing the plasma* files in the ~/.kde4/share/config path but
    that only resets my theme and background (not widgets)

    Thanks for any help, I feel like I am close to getting it all working.


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  2. #2
    linuxoidoz NNTP User

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    Got the same problem. I've updated last night, everything went well,
    everything worked nice, everything looked cool... until I rebooted.

    When I logged in, all plasmoids were a big mess, even though I locked
    them. Then I tried everything imaginable: locked, unlocked, removed,
    added again, desktop view, folder view, different themes - everything.
    But every time I log in, they get messed up again.

    Will be really happy to find out how to fix this. Thanks.


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  3. #3
    Malcolm NNTP User

    Default Re: Upgrade to KDE 4.2 - Widget issues

    Quote Originally Posted by linuxoidoz
    Got the same problem. I've updated last night, everything went well,
    everything worked nice, everything looked cool... until I rebooted.

    When I logged in, all plasmoids were a big mess, even though I locked
    them. Then I tried everything imaginable: locked, unlocked, removed,
    added again, desktop view, folder view, different themes - everything.
    But every time I log in, they get messed up again.

    Will be really happy to find out how to fix this. Thanks.
    Hi
    Caveat, I'm a Gnome user, hence I have not tried this, user nnzlbob23
    posted in the General Chit Chat forum with a link on KDE 4.2. I see
    there is a command at the end of the article for resetting the desktop,
    maybe that is what you need to do??

    'Howto install KDE 4.2 on openSUSE The Blog is
    Hot' (http://tinyurl.com/are7hp)

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  4. #4
    sideshow NNTP User

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    malcolmlewis;1938646 Wrote:
    > Hi
    > Caveat, I'm a Gnome user, hence I have not tried this, user nnzlbob23
    > posted in the General Chit Chat forum with a link on KDE 4.2. I see
    > there is a command at the end of the article for resetting the
    > desktop,
    > maybe that is what you need to do??
    >
    > 'Howto install KDE 4.2 on openSUSE The Blog is
    > Hot' ('Howto install KDE 4.2 on openSUSE The Blog is Hot'
    > (http://tinyurl.com/are7hp))
    >
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    > Cheers Malcolm (Linux Counter #276890)
    > openSUSE 11.1 x86 Kernel 2.6.27.7-9-default
    > up 9:42, 1 user, load average: 0.16, 0.05, 0.06
    > GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 180.22


    Unfortunately it only clears the plasma config files which will only
    reset your theme and background (as far as I can tell).

    Give it a try but it did not work for me


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    linuxoidoz NNTP User

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    No, it didn't work for me either. All plasmoids are messed up on log in.


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    heinrich773 NNTP User

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    I had the same issue. I fixed it by removing

    /.kde4/share/config/plasma-appletsrc

    then relogging.


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    linuxoidoz NNTP User

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    No, didn't work.

    But, if I leave widgets unlocked, they stay on their places on log in,
    if I leave them locked they get screwed up.

    And I also noticed when I remove widgets, there's a sand clock shown in
    that menu thing, when I log in, it shows the widget is added (- sign)
    but there's no widget on the desktop and the sand clock is still there.
    It happens with folder view, rssnow, notes and others.

    Looks like plasma in 4.2 is f... stuffed


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    ram88 NNTP User

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    heinrich773;1938738 Wrote:
    > I had the same issue. I fixed it by removing
    >
    > /.kde4/share/config/plasma-appletsrc
    >
    > then relogging.

    Here isn't. If you delete with plasma* everything what beings with
    plasma will be deleted.
    Try to first clear all widgets, then relog (don't need to restart).
    After add the icons, relog again, etc.


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    Rokurosv NNTP User

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    I had the same problem, what I did was, remove my .kde folders, close
    session, login to a KDE 4 session, not the previous session, and the
    defaults appeared, there where a couple of issues so I deleted the panel
    and chose new panel, added the plasmoids I wanted and done. The Aya
    theme was a little messed up so I downloaded a new one.


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    heinrich773 NNTP User

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    I should add that I have since noticed that two widgets keep
    re-appearing in the task bar (Quick Access and the Application Launcher)
    after I delete them. This behavior all started after the 84.1 release.


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