I am having more than corruption, the whole panel disappears at next login/reboot. with compiz as window manager (configure desktop>systems settings - advanced tab>session manager>selecting compiz as window manager)
OS: Linux 18.104.22.168-0.1-default x86_64
Current user: revdjenk@linux-0rp0
System: openSUSE 11.0 (x86_64)
KDE: 4.0.4 (KDE 4.0.4 >= 20080505) “release 15.2”
One more thing…the panel ‘must’ be there, because when I tried this a second time, enabling compiz as window manager, then logging out/in, the panel is gone. But it still is ‘there,’ for example, by clicking where the dolphin icon should be, dolphin opens up, same with the kmenu, but nothing (including the tray, clock, etc) are visible where the panel should be.