I installed 11.1 this morning. Every install of 11.1 since the alphas to the final release has done the same thing:
After reboot, desktop is empty except for the openSUSE wallpaper. No icons, no cashew in the upper right.
Everything in the panel at the bottom, applets and digital clock, moves to the left.
I was able to rearrange everything in the panel but the desktop is still empty.
Anyone else get this?
So far so good with everything else, though some things required a reboot before working correctly. Amarok 2 still won’t build my collection until I install mysql and mysql-client.
I’ve already upgraded to KDE 4.2 (beta 2) which made the cashew in the upper right corner reappear.
the Desktop is supposed to be empty in KDE4. It doesn’t interact with your ~/Desktop folder. Add the Folder View widget.
Maybe it is supposed to be empty but it wasn’t. What I’m talking about is the desktop icons are there when the install finishes, then disappear after a reboot.
I don’t think the digital clock is supposed to move from the right to the left or that the logout/shutdown applets are supposed to disappear either.
- pilotgi wrote, On 12/19/2008 05:06 PM:
> Maybe it is supposed to be empty but it wasn’t. What I’m talking about
> is the desktop icons are there when the install finishes, then disappear
> after a reboot.
> I don’t think the digital clock is supposed to move from the right to
> the left or that the logout/shutdown applets are supposed to disappear
Adjust everything, right click the desktop, “lock widgets”. Does it help?
I just did a fresh install of 11.1 final on a different partition. The default desktop when the install was finished was folder view with the Desktop folder as the default. The digital clock was on the right with the shutdown/logout applets just to the right of the clock.
Does everyone else who does a fresh install really get a blank desktop like you say?
I poked around a little and did some updates and then rebooted. Everything came back intact except for an applet for the terminal that I added to the panel. It disappeared. The shutdown applet logged me out instead of shutting down.
The problems I mentioned above with disappearing icons and the panel rearranging itself are detailed in the following bug at bugzilla:
It has been marked as a major high priority bug. I don’t understand why more people haven’t experienced this behavior on this forum after their install.
Just lucky, I guess. Anyway, good for them.