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  1. #1
    chriscrutch NNTP User

    Default Plasma crash loses all desktop icons


    Ouch. I just had a Plasma crash (KDE 4.2) that wiped out all of the
    links to applications that I had on my desktop and in the panel. What
    used to be a bunch of .desktop files are now 0-byte files with generic
    binary icons.

    Anyone else experienced anything similar?

    --chriscrutch


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  2. #2
    caf4926 NNTP User

    Default Re: Plasma crash loses all desktop icons


    sounds like you might need to start again with a new .kde4 folder

    but never had this happen myself


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  3. #3
    sideshow NNTP User

    Default Re: Plasma crash loses all desktop icons


    I have this same issue, see this thread:

    'Upgrade to KDE 4.2 - Widget issues - openSUSE Forums'
    (http://tinyurl.com/ca2cn9)

    But I find even if I remove the 'broken' icons they come back when I
    logout and back in?

    Whats the .kde4 folder method? Do you just remove it? Anything need to
    be backed up?

    What about the .kde folder?

    Thanks


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  4. #4
    caf4926 NNTP User

    Default Re: Plasma crash loses all desktop icons


    These are in your hidden user dir

    .kde (has kde3 config - leave this)

    .kde4 (kde4 config)

    If you have gnome or kde3 installed, login there to rename the .kde4
    folder to .kde4old

    When you login to kde4 next it will be like the very first time.

    If you only run kde4, you need to logout to a CLI and do this:

    mv /home/*username*/.kde4 .kde4old

    (replace*username* with your user name)


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  5. #5
    sideshow NNTP User

    Default Re: Plasma crash loses all desktop icons


    caf4926;1938695 Wrote:
    > These are in your hidden user dir
    >
    > .kde (has kde3 config - leave this)
    >
    > .kde4 (kde4 config)
    >
    > If you have gnome or kde3 installed, login there to rename the .kde4
    > folder to .kde4old
    >
    > When you login to kde4 next it will be like the very first time.
    >
    > If you only run kde4, you need to logout to a CLI and do this:
    >
    > mv /home/*username*/.kde4 .kde4old
    >
    > (replace*username* with your user name)


    Thanks I now have a 'fresh' desktop once again.

    I guess this isnt really any different to creating a new user, I will
    get to work with restoring all my settings from the old .kde4 folder.

    Unfortunately kde 4.2 also seems to have broken my suspend to ram, but
    I have another thread for that

    Thanks again.


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  6. #6
    caf4926 NNTP User

    Default Re: Plasma crash loses all desktop icons


    Good. Yes it's very similar to new user, but not quite the same.

    FYI. As soon as I have a nice setup with kde4 - I make a backup of
    .kde4

    Proved very useful.


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  7. #7
    john hudson NNTP User

    Default Re: Plasma crash loses all desktop icons


    It's just happened to me while I have been on this forum - even the
    backtrace was corrupted - so now I know what to do when I finish!


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