The process for the file protocol died unexpectedly.

Error - KDesktop: The process for the file protocol died unexpectedly.

Getting this at login (following cold boot) if there are a few windows
or tabs left open from previous session.
This is not about windows opened by root - regular windows opened by
user. Also, not about CD/DVD windows when media was removed.
The problem is not 100% repeatable - maybe 1 in 5 to 10 logins.
When the error happens there are no icons on the desktop.

Found a few suggestions on line (even in this forum: ‘Error msg: The
process for the file protocol died - openSUSE Forums’
( but none helped.

In summary the suggestions point to:
A - corrupted or too large desktop background file = had same problems
with the standard background or none at all.
B - slow CPU = Intel Quad Core @ 3.6GHz I think should do.
C - limited system or video RAM = 4GB DDR3 1700 & 9800GTX+ 512MB.

I also found some information regarding similar KDE bugs (in older
versions) but no clear solution there either.

I. Make sure to close everything before shutdown.
II. If the error happens, I could log off and log back in or create a
new text file on the desktop (makes all icons reappear).

Any suggestion appreciated.


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