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Re: KDE problems

From: Thomas Schlesinger <schlesinger@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 18:41:30 +0200

Am Dienstag, 29. August 2006 09:16 schrieb Petr Janda:
> Hi,
> I just installed kdebase3 and I have problems.
> 1) Clicking Contol Center in the KDE menu doesnt open control center,
> but running kcontrolcenter from the shell does open it. I havent tested
> if its actually usable if ran from the command line, because.... keep
> reading
> 2) Menu editor doesnt work at all! Right click on the KDE menu button,
> try opening the menu editor, nothing happens. Running kmenuedit from
> command line opens the menu editor, but if I modify anything and click
> save, it saves it into ~/.config/menus but it doesnt actually appear in
> the menu. Close kmenuedit, start it up again, and all the entries I just
> added were gone/didnt appear in the menu editor.
> It seems that KDE is ignoring ~/.config/menus
> Any help much appreciated.
> Petr


KDE 3.5.4 works for me without the problems, you've described. 

Just a shot in the dark:

Create a file /root/.xinitrc with this content:

Start the X server via startx and walk through the KDE setup assistant and end 
KDE after that. Then try again to login via kdm and see, if your problems are 

If that doesn't help, create a new user account, and see, if your problems are 
occuring with this new account, too. If the problems disappear, it seems to 
be something wrong into your ~/.kde directory.


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