Maybe I should of left well enough alone, but in my quest to update my system there’s a problem. Last time I was messing with the 13.1 portion with updates, I shut the system down and it just kind of hanged. I pressing Ctrl-Alt+Fx keys to see if I could get a prompt where I could type shutdown, but either it didn’t work or I couldn’t get one. Now when I boot back to 13.1, the Start menu panel at the bottom was gone. An interesting thing was my QInternet for the modem was in a little square box at the top. It’s almost like the panel is somewhere, just not on this screen and so the QInternet decided to be helpful and make an appearance.
I tried to Add Panel > Default Panel and it added one with the start button a Red X. I removed the panel and added it again, and it made it work halfway good enough. It shows my previous tasks along the bottom, but when I click on any, it just ignores me. Like it’s on a different screen.
I found someone else had a similar problem, but when I tried to follow the suggestions, it wouldn’t work. If I go to Configure Desktop, it says “System Settings was unable to find any views, and hence has nothing to display.” Pressing Alt+F2 and entering “systemsettings” or “Configure Desktop” does nothing. I had used kfind on Alt+F2 before, but it doesn’t work either.
I did Ctrl+Esc to show system activity, selected Kate which I had running before to show application window, but it ignores me too. Did I mess something up with the updates or by pressing the Ctrl+Alt+ Function keys? If updates, maybe I should remove them one at a time until things work right? Seems like there was something I had installed about the KDE system. How do I remove them and get what was before? I was running some updates, but when I noticed it wasn’t downloading a delta but the whole multi-megabyte file, I aborted the update. I don’t think that causes a problem.