Opensuse 12.1 KDE Plamsa Netbook Problems

So out of curiosity, I changed the desktop setting to the Netbook setting (system settings=>Workspace behaviour=>workspace=>workspace type). Once I hit apply, the desktop changed to only a black background and the mouse cursor. I am not able to do anything other than move the mouse around. Left and right clicking doesn’t do anything, I can’t open/close windows, there are no icons, task bars, or buttons; just a black display. So I’m hoping that there is some way to change it back to the desktop settings because I had some important documents on there and i really don’t want to have to reinstall opensuse again.

Any help is much appreciated and thanks for reading.


I guess if this was me I would try to open up a terminal session (Ctrl-Alt-F1), log in as a yourself (normal user, not root) and enter this command:

dir .kde4/share/config/plasma*

You can also restart openSUSE and enter the kernel load option 3, which will keep any desktop from loading. If you find a/any netbook file(s), you could remove it/them like:

rm .kde4/share/config/plasma-netbook*

I am not sure of the exact command, but I think that would remove this setting and perhaps go back to desktop. One can simply rename the hidden file .kde4 in your /home/username area as well, losing all KDE 4 settings and then restart. If you have installed the console tools, you can use mc (Midnight Commander) as your file manager in terminal.

Thank You,