Ok, so I installed openSUSE 11.3 KDE and fooled around with it and the Plasma Netbook Workspaces and am now back with the regular KDE.
Unfortunately something I have done has now caused me to not be able to do simple tings like change the wallpaper, or add Widgets to the desktop. Everything seems to “technically” work, so I suspect that it was a configuration somewhere that I messed up.
Is there a directory or directories I can delete and then log out and back in which will create the environment with default settings?
I’ve done this with Gnome and Xfce when I’ve really messed it up and it has fixed things a number of times, but I am not sure where KDE stores their config files.
I believe is it openSUSE 11.3 with the KDE version that came with it and it was installed from a LiveCD.
before you delete the ./kde4 folder, save your Kontact data (if you use Kmail, Kadressbook…). You will find these data under:
Some?, almost every application will return to there default settings.
If you don’t want this to happen than backup these folders:
~/.kde4/share/config/<APP-NAME>+rc (this is a file and it’s name can be different)
I don’t recommend to backup the complete ~/.kde4/share/apps folder because this will also backup settings from apps like plasma, desktoptheme etc.
And it’s most likely that your problem is in one of these.
That’s part of why I use GMail via IMAP, I can easily (re)set it up again!
I think I’ll poke around insdie the .kde4 folder (I seem to remember in the beginning a .kde3 and .kde4 folder). Should most of what is in there be the KDE desktop environement base system, or would KOffice also be in there?
Just remove/rename the plasma-* files in ~/.kde4/share/config. Log out, log in and you should have your default plasma settings back without effecting any other program… Have a look here → Reset KDE Plasma
Well, something else happened that I am not sure, but I believe it was when installing Basket from OBS while the default repositories included a KDE 3 version. Anyway, I could not log in and I tried the repair option in the openSUSE Net Install CD I installed this from in the beginning.
Long story short, I reinstalled the system and overwrote the /home directory too. I’m being more cautious this time and things are still pretty smooth so far.
I ended up using the Net Install CD (what I installed it with in the first place) and “upgrading” back to KDE 4.4. When it came up with the list of repositories, I made sure the KDE ones were flagged to delete so only the core openSUSE ones were available, plus Packman.
As predicted, it returned what was changed back to KDE 4.4 and kept all of my settings and changes (Amarok could still play MP3s, etc.).
I think I’ll stick with this for now, and focus more on becoming familiar with KDE and openSUSE. I even got Kopete to connect to Facebook and Google Chat (the only two protocols I use these days). Oh, and figure out the best way to do backups. Using Deja Dup on Fedora and Ubuntu Gnome installations to my Samba server, but in openSUSE I can’t get it to put it on the server. Oh well, room to learn