Does anyone have any ideas on this? I have kde 4.2 running on 4 machines… Love it… I have an issue with only one of my boxes where the desktop loses the locations of the desktop plasmoids after the box is restarted. Its very strange… it only happens on the one machine… I had several plasmoids and a couple of desktop icons on the desktop, and when the machine comes up from a reboot, everything is pushed to the top left edge of the desktop, and they are all overlapping each other. I use a vertical taskbar, so I have to move it out of the way to get to the plasmoids to drag them back to their proper location on the desktop… I made sure the permissions of my ~/.kde4 folder were open, thinking maybe there was some kind of privilege issue in saving the settings… but nothing changed…
I’ve had this problem with every KDE 4 release since 4.1. I use KDE 4.2.3 now and I still get the problem after a reboot, if my widgets are locked. If I leave them unlocked, they maintain their correct position.
That is interesting… I typically keep the widgets locked… I have no idea why one of my machine doesnt exhibit the behavior… I will test leaving the widgets unlocked and see if it will work as a workaround… Thx!
What hardware does your problematic machine use? I’m wondering if this bug is caused by a particular hardware device. Initially, I thought it was caused by my nVidia 7600GT graphics card. I upgraded to a 9800GT, but the problem persists. Needless to say I’ve tried many different drivers.
This was an issue in the early days of kde4 but I thought even 4.1.3 didn’t have this issue now.
Way back I used to just start a new .kde4 folder. And it didn’t always work first try, it seemed pot luck if the icons would stay in place. As I recall the first login after the new folder, everything was OK, but logout and back in and oops…
So don’t think wow, it’s OK, logout and back in first.
If you are not already doing so, use kde4.2.3
I can only assume you are not, because I can’t imagine this issue would be there if you were.
This did indeed work for me… I moved the errant rc files and logged out/in … After Setting everything back the way I had it… I tested one more time - logged out and in… and VOILA!.. it appears to have fixed the issues…
Many thanks! I hope this info might help anyone else out there that might run across the same issue.
I cant explain it… but for whatever reason, my configuration settings seem to have stuck. If this helps debug any, I have these desktop settings:
(Desktop folder plasmoid closed)
Wallpaper - slideshow
2 desktop plasmoids displayed, both are the ‘stdin’ plasmoid - one is running top every 30 secs, the other is running ‘banner’ with no updates.
vertical taskbar on the lefthand edge.
I dont know what else could be affecting the plasmoids… I verified earlier that the session settings - ‘startup with empty session’ versus ‘startup with manually saved session’ seemed to have no bearing on the issue…