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  1. #1
    joniola NNTP User

    Default KDE 4.2.* Multiple duplicate widgets/panel at boot - HELP


    I've looked everywhere including boot config to stop multiple duplicate
    instances of widgets loading at boot. I've opened and then close them
    and now 5 instances of RSS or the weather widget will load at boot.

    Also, most of my standard panel icons (Konquerer, Dolphin, etc) are
    blank icons, evidently, KDE 4.2 trashed the links or something, but
    they'll continue to load at every boot - I'd just as soon not have them,
    any idea how to fix that?

    Thanks.


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    GenericHuman NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE 4.2.* Multiple duplicate widgets/panel at boot - HELP


    I don't know that I have an exact answer for you, but here is what I had
    to do to keep from having multiples of desktops:

    I went through and removed each of the duplicates, then I removed the
    configuration files for plasma:

    rm ~/.kde4/share/config/plasma*

    Then I logged out of the session and back in. This reduced the
    craziness. I haven't been running long enough since my fix to know if it
    really has solved the problem.

    Good luck!

    Generically Human


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  3. #3
    joniola NNTP User

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    Hmmm, no such file in that location - any idea what the full name of the
    plasma config file is? I'll have to hunt it down.

    Thanks though, still in learning mode.


    GenericHuman;1940854 Wrote:
    > I don't know that I have an exact answer for you, but here is what I had
    > to do to keep from having multiples of desktops:
    >
    > I went through and removed each of the duplicates, then I removed the
    > configuration files for plasma:
    >
    > rm ~/.kde4/share/config/plasma*
    >
    > Then I logged out of the session and back in. This reduced the
    > craziness. I haven't been running long enough since my fix to know if it
    > really has solved the problem.
    >
    > Good luck!
    >
    > Generically Human



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    joniola NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE 4.2.* Multiple duplicate widgets/panel at boot - HELP


    Well, seems "Save Session" would be the proper way to clean this up,
    unfortunately the save session button is missing in KDE 4.2 - so, if I
    go into Session Manager, what's the best way to save my current
    desktop/session? Start with an empty session" scares me, connotes a
    blank desktop, or does it?

    How would I go about masnually saving my current session, so that it
    boots up as I currently have it configured?

    Ideas?


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    geoffro NNTP User

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    It *IS* available in KDE4.2 System settings > advanced > session manager

    /Geoff


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    joniola NNTP User

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    geoffro;1940966 Wrote:
    > It *IS* available in KDE4.2 System settings > advanced > session
    > manager
    >
    > /Geoff


    My bad - hopefully it'll stop those multiplying widgets and panels,
    ugh.


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    fpflug NNTP User

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    Hi geoffro,

    i have this checked, but the kde insists on restoring another one, but
    my last.

    i delete all icons, make sure that "restore last session' is selected,
    but the dummy icons are back.

    tks!


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    Prexy NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE 4.2.* Multiple duplicate widgets/panel at boot - HELP


    I have a partial answer and an answer from another problem in another
    thread. I didn't have duplicate items but I did have the blank icons
    and a change in wallpaper.

    I gave up on getting the basic icon set on the desktop. I manually
    deleted each one and the blank one in the panel. Then, I set the
    wallpaper and theme and added icons where I wanted them. Next I went
    to
    /home/prexy/.kde4/share/config

    and renamed the plasma-appletsrc file to plasma-applets.old but did
    nothing to plasmarc in the same directory. I rebooted and in the
    session menu I selected KDE 4.2, not the default which was previous
    session. Try it both ways since there may be slightly different reasons
    for different people's problems.

    That fixed my problem but created another. The box will not completely
    reboot or shutdown. It hangs at "sending all the term signal". Another
    thread that shutdown problems were occurring because a folder plasmoid
    was keeping /home mounted. Sure enough, my folder plasmoid used to be
    set to Documents but had been reset to /home. So, look out for that
    too.


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    fpflug NNTP User

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    hi,

    i think i could "fix" it. at the end is looks more as a workaround.
    here is what i did:
    1. removed ~/.kde/share/config/plasma*
    2. accessed /usr/share/kde4/config.kcfg and edited
    plasma-shell-desktop.kcfg, changing the default for
    "perVirtualDesktopViews" to "true". (has to be done as root).
    3. adjusted session manager to empty session (not even this was working
    before).

    After logout and back into KDE, all is fine. Dummy icons are gone as
    well as widgets I had removed, which insisted getting back.

    Then I set back to restore from "last session", made some changes,
    another logout/login and still all fine. I had before problems after
    reboot. Also fixed with the above steps.

    hope it works to others.

    cheers!


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    jfarrar NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE 4.2.* Multiple duplicate widgets/panel at boot - HELP


    The above advice removed the dummy icons, but not the problem of every
    program having two panels in the task bar.


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