OpenSUSE :: Desktop Names Get Lost On Logout?

May 21, 2011

Since upgrading to KDE 4.6.3 (from 4.6.2), I found the desktop names hadreverted to "Desktop 1", "Desktop 2", etc. I renamed them in "PagerSettings" but when I next logged on, I found they had reverted. I'verepeated it with a new .kde4 folder but that made no difference.raham Davis, Bracknell, Berks. E-mail: change 'boy' to 'man'openSUSE 11.4; KDE 4.6.3; AMD Phenom II X2 550 Processor;Video: nVidia GeForce 210; Sound: ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA);Wireless: BCM4306

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OpenSUSE Install :: Shutdown / Restart Screen Distortion With Logout Desktop Effect

Mar 28, 2011

When trying to "Leave" the system (either via the small button on the lower right of the taskbar or by right clicking on the Desktop and selecting "Leave") the logout / shutdown / restart screen comes up. I have the "Logout" desktop effect activated, which is supposed to desaturated the background when the Leave screen appears. However, instead of simply greying out the background, the image on the desktop and the rest of the screen also gets slightly distorted, with seemingly random distortion effects cropping up all over the place (e.g. horizontal lines or large blurs).

These distortions are different every time the Leave screen comes up. The Leave screen itself is displayed fine, and apart from the dodgy background I have no other issues with the whole process (the system shuts down or restarts properly according to my choice). I am using the Radeon drivers, and all other desktop effects I have on (Magic lamb, cover switch, present windows, etc) work fine and without a hitch. It's only the Logout effect that seems to glitch. Are the distortions intentionally created by the effect in order to emphasize the focus on the Leave screen?

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OpenSUSE :: Lost KDE Desktop Effects Settings After Install Gnome Desktop Environment

Jun 6, 2010

I installed Gnome desktop environment recently then ;I' ve lost KDE desktop effects settings. I just can see Compiz Configirator. I cant configure effects independently. There is same settings in gnome and kde. And also I cant change windows appearence.

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Ubuntu :: Window Effects Lost After Logout/in And No Titlebars

May 11, 2010

After upgrading from 9.10 karmic to 10.04 lucid, the windows of applications have no titlebars and I cannot move or resize them. Also if I have System, Preferences, Apprearance, Visual Effects, set to normal or extra the settings are lost after a logout/in or reboot. I have another user login and the Vishual Effects settings are remembered with it, but with my main more priviledged user, they are not. I sort of got around the problem by adding compiz to Startup Applications, but that only allows the Titlebars to show at at Normal or Extra settings in Appearance, Vishual Effects. It is reset to Normal or Extra when I select None before logging out/in. Should there be a part of compiz that starts even when none Vishual Effects is selected? (to show titlebars etc) Where is the configuration file that is meant to start compiz per user? I don't think Startup Applications settings properly deal with it.

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Fedora :: Logout And Cancel Are Only Options In KDE Menu / Lost Ability To Do A Shutdown Or Restart?

Dec 16, 2008

I have lost my ability in KDE Menus to do a shutdown or restart. My only option is to logoff or cancel. This started occurring about 2 weeks ago, possibly 2 KDE workspace updates ago. I have been assuming it would get fixed with an update but so far it has not.

I am running Fedora 10 x86_64, kernel =, and the KDE version is:

kde-filesystem.noarch 4-20.fc10 installed
kde-settings.noarch 4.1-4.20081031svn.fc10 installed
kde-settings-kdm.noarch 4.1-4.20081031svn.fc10 installed

I have 3 different systems all running the same OS and KDE versions and it is happening on all 3 systems. All systems have the "Offer Shutdown Options" selected in Session Manager. I have even turned this option off, rebooted, and then back on to try to jumpstart it but that did not work.

Additionally, I have tried deleting the contents of the /tmp directory while in single-user mode and also the .kde under my home directory. This made no difference.

Another symptom I am noticing is that any desktop widgets that I create all get moved to the upper left-hand corner of the display whenever I reboot and log back in. Any extra shortcut widgets that I add to the panel are also gone the next time I log in.

Again, these same symptoms are occurring on 3 different machines.

These symptom do not occur after a fresh install of FC 10. It is breaking during one of the yum updates but I have not narrowed it down yet as to which update is causing this to happen.

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OpenSUSE :: Lost Desktop Switcher In KDE 4.4.4?

Sep 2, 2010

I can logto another account on my machine and it's there in the panel with the other widgets. Go back to my regular user account and its gone. How do I add it back? I have tried using "add widgets from the panel but I do not find it there .

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OpenSUSE :: Panel Lost From Fresh KDE Desktop?

Mar 10, 2010

After a fresh 11.2 KDE install on a second PC, the starting desktop exhibited a transparent panel, with "Desktop Folder" as a title, and five (5) icons. In the course of modifying the desktop icons, this was deleted. I have looked, searched, Google'd etc, to find a process to restore this transparent folder. No luck so far. I have placed the icons back, all works correctly, though I would like to know how to recreate this transparent rectangular panel. (My other two Linux PC's are Gnome (one openSUSE 11.2 and one Ubuntu 9.10).

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OpenSUSE :: Lost KDE Desktop Effects After Updates

Aug 27, 2011

I am Running opensuse 11.4 (64 bit) KDE desktop with all the updates & proprietary ATI driver installed. My processor is Athlon II X2 250 & motherboard is gigabyte MA785GPM-UD2H. I have 4 GB (2 +2) of DDR 2 RAM installed. I have turned off automatic updating & usually update my machine once a week. But just couple of days ago I had just updated my system and KDE desktop effects stopped working!!

I went to the Application launcher -> Configure Desktop -> Desktop Effects and everything was grayed out!! except for the following message Desktop effects are not available on this system due to the following technical issues:"

But, what technical Issue?? there was nothing else written! Googling for the issue has actually left me more confused; but I am still posting the content of my ~/.kde4/share/config/kwinrc file


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OpenSUSE :: Lost KDE 4.3 Default Desktop Window - New 11.2 Install

Nov 15, 2009

This is a new, two days since release 11.2 install on a freshly formatted drive. I lost the KDE 4.3 default semitransparent Desktop Window with all the desktop folders. I believe what happened was when the mouse went across this window, the window side pop out with the X at the bottom appeared, the mouse pointer continued onto the "old style" desktop far away from this pop out and I clicked on blank "old style" desktop. This window appears to have treated this as selecting the X in the pop out, which I probably went over without clicking on my way past it and this window is gone. I have changed to "folder view" since I can't figure out how to restore this window for the "default desktop view".

How do you restore the semitransparent default Desktop Window when its no longer in its own "view"? The jury is still out on the obviously improved, but still not ready for prime-time KDE 4.3. I feel like a Microsoft OS user being forced into using a "new" burdensome/buggy interface I don't want or need at all. Even the KDE 4.3 manual admits some things (only some?) will not work as expected. The KDE 3.5 interface did everything I "needed" quickly and without problems. I've already had enough abuse from MS, please stop emulating them.

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OpenSUSE :: GNOME Shell Lost Desktop Icons?

Jun 19, 2011

I have lost some icons from my desktop, they are, firefox, yast, thunderbird, emacs, the space and the names are still there, and when I hover the mouse over the space, it is highlighted as it should be. The application opens and runs as normal when I click on the space where the icon should be. The icons are also missing from the favorites bar on the left side and also from the panel top left when the app is running.I have tried, rebuilding the icon cache in 'usr/share/icons/hicolor', and also all othercon caches for that matter, and no difference. I tried uninstalling and installing the app, no differenence. I tried changing themes and icons from Tweak Tool, no difference. As far as I can see the icons are there in the hicolor directory

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Ubuntu :: Lost Local Domain Names After Upgrade To Karmic?

Jan 19, 2010

before i upgrade to karmic i used to visit some local domains like freenas.local.

But after the upgrade the domains doesnt work. I can go to smb://freenas/ but in firefox / chrome or in fstab i cannot use freenas.local ...

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OpenSUSE Install :: Kernel Update Lost Graphical Desktop?

Oct 18, 2010

I recently installed 11.3 from DVD Am using Ubuntu Lucid Grub2 bootloader as I have several OS's Updated Grub so that the new kernel version 4 would boot but it boots to a command line... What has happened to my desktop?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Gnome 3 - Lost Desktop - Restore Default Files?

May 9, 2011

I think I made one tweak too far and as a result have lost my desktop - no top panel, launcher just a blank screen with my desktop background. I've created a new user and everything is fine under that account so I don't think it is terminal. which files I should delete/replace to restore the desktop back to it's default settings? I've deleted the .gnome2, .gconf and .gconfd folders but that has not solved the problem.

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Ubuntu :: Desktop Folder Gets Deleted On Logout Or Login

Mar 18, 2011

Ubuntu 10.04. Also have Kubuntu desktop installed. Usually use Ubuntu. Home folder shows as the desktop. Checked settings for Nautilus, Home_folder_is_Desktop is NOT checked. ~/Desktop folder does not exist. .config/user-dirs.dir desktop line is set to XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/"

So, created the ~/Desktop folder. Changed the line in user-dirs.dir to read XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Desktop". Log out. Log back in. Result:

Home folder shows as the desktop. Checked settings for Nautilus, Home_folder_is_Desktop is NOT checked. ~/Desktop folder does not exist. .config/user-dirs.dir desktop line is set to XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/"

Logged into the KDE desktop. It complains that the ~/Desktop folder does not exist. Shows nothing on the desktop. Create the ~/Desktop folder. Set KDE to use the ~/Desktop folder. Check .config/user-dirs.dir and make sure that the Home folder shows as the desktop. Checked settings for Nautilus, Home_folder_is_Desktop is NOT checked. ~/Desktop folder does not exist. .config/user-dirs.dir desktop line is set to XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Desktop" line is in. Everything is set. Log out.

Log in to Ubuntu. Result:
Home folder shows as the desktop. Checked settings for Nautilus, Home_folder_is_Desktop is NOT checked. ~/Desktop folder does not exist. .config/user-dirs.dir desktop line is set to XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/"

This problem showed up on two computers after a clean install of Ubuntu 10.04 followed by an install of the Kubuntu desktop. Might as well install Kubuntu desktop because some of the utilities I like to use (Kate, Krusader, etc) require that major parts of it be installed anyway. What appears to be happening is that the user-dirs.dir folder is getting ignored and is overwritten either on logout or login and the ~/Desktop folder is being deleted.

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Ubuntu :: Nautilus Desktop Icons Disappear After Logout, Not Restart?

Aug 24, 2010

I have a Lucid installation which I've imaged and pushed to several computers on the network at my office. The system authenticates network users with Active Directory using Kerberos, and mounts NFS shares from a Lucid server downstairs using pam_mount. It all works quite smoothly most of the time, but I get desktop icons in Gnome only on the first login. If I log out, then log in as a different user (local or network, it doesn't matter), the desktop icons are all gone. Everything else looks normal, and I can open a Nautilus window and view any location on the hard drive just as expected. If I use the run dialog or a terminal window to executekillall nautilus the icons are restored. This works whether any instance of a file browser window is open or not.

I have noticed similar, but far less consistent, behavior with gnome-panel. Every once in a while the panels will fail to appear when I log in, but I can restore them withkillall gnome-panel When I run either command, everything works fine until the next login. If I reboot the machine, I get everything back again for one login. Then the desktop icons will disappear, and I have to kill Nautilus and let it restart in order to get them back. I expect I'm missing something important here, but I don't know where to look next.

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Debian Configuration :: XFCE Logout Doesn't Completely Logout Of System / Solution For This?

Oct 17, 2010

As a normal user I have activated the functions of the Quit applet, i.e. Logout, Shutdown and Restart are active buttons. I am able to restart or shutdown, no problems. But when I use the Logout button I don't get logged out, just returned to the login shell & I am still logged in as my user. I don't have a display manager installed and I do NOT want to use a display manager such as XDM or GDM. How do I get the Logout button to actually logout the user? It appears I am only getting logged out of the x-session, but I want complete logout.

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OpenSUSE :: KDE V4.2 Won't Logout

Feb 23, 2010

OpenSUSE 11.1 - KDE 4.2

Can login to KDE 4.2, use it fine but when I attempt to logoff, it won't. Screen remains the same as before trying to logoff. Tried from root, same result. Only way out is shutdown -r now.

Gnome works w/no logoff problems.

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OpenSUSE :: Hangs On SSH Logout?

May 4, 2010

I've been using OpenSUSE (11.2) and ssh to access my Ubuntu Server (8.04). The problem is that when I give the shutdown command to turn off the server (sudo shutdown -P now), OpenSUSE hangs and I can't close bash and the computer locks up. I then need to turn my OpenSUSE box off by pushing the power button. Any idea what might be causig this?I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question because I don't think this is a bash problem but I wasn't really sure where to ask this question.

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OpenSUSE :: Remote Logout From KDE 4.5?

Oct 27, 2010

I need to logout from a KDE 4.5 session remotely (via SSH) for a number of reasons. How can I do that from a bash shell?

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OpenSUSE :: Can't Audit Logout Events From Ssh Or Su In 11.0?

Feb 16, 2010

I am trying to setup auditing for NISPOM requirements using the built-in linux audit kernel which uses auditd and audit.rules for setup. I have been able to meet all other requirements, but I cannot find a way to audit user logout actions. My audit.rules file is listed below

#This file contains the a sample audit configuration intended to
# meet the NISPOM Chapter 8 rules.


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OpenSUSE :: Logout Cancelled If VLC Running

Apr 7, 2011

Whenever vlc is running and I try to log out, a KDE window opens and tells me "logout cancelled by vlc". I have to repeat the process. How do I disable this unwanted "feature"? What if Thunderbird, Firefox, LibreOffice, Gwenview etc. all decided I shouldn't log out? Would I have to log out six or seven times? Doesn't sound logical to me.

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OpenSUSE :: Alsa Is Replaced By Oss After Logout And Login

Apr 27, 2010

Whenever I log out and re-login, my alsa is gone, and is replaced by oss. It won't even work after I do


rcalsasound restart

my alsa info:


before logout my mixer (normal until i logoff):

after login:

It works good even if i hibernate or sleep but, breaks down while I logout and relogin... created a new user for testing: same problem persists.

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OpenSUSE :: Keep Contents Of The Virtual Consoles After Logout?

Apr 3, 2011

I just upgraded to openSuSE 11.4 from 11.1. In 11.1 the contents of the virtual consoles are kept after a logout, so if I login again, I get the same environment as before. In 11.4 the contents are lost. How can I switch on this feature again?

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Feb 12, 2011

I know how to launch a script whenever I turn off my computer; I just have to add it in the file /etc/halt.local. Such a script is launched just before the computer stops. Now I'd like to launch a script whenever I log out from my account. I'd like that, each time I log out from my account for instance to let someone else work with my computer on his own account, a script is automatically launched. I know how to launch a script when logging IN but not when logging out.

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OpenSUSE :: Alsa Is Replaced By Oss After Logout And Login?

Jul 15, 2010

Whenever I log out and re-login, my alsa is gone, and is replaced by oss. It won't even work after I do


rcalsasound restart

my alsa info:


before logout my mixer (normal until i logoff):

after login:

It works good even if i hibernate or sleep but, breaks down while I logout and relogin.

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OpenSUSE :: Switch Language And Don't Restart Or Logout The System?

Mar 14, 2010

I have a primary language, Italian, and I want also use a secondary language, English. I want to switch language in order to have all the writings and messages in English not to write special characters by keyboard. I switched language in both kde system settings>Regional & language and in yast system>language leaving the keyboard layout Italian, but in the kde menu (the lizard on the left of panel) the groups of applications (multimedia, giochi, sistema) are in Italian and yast too (impostazioni amministratore), instead others are in English.

1)is this a bug or I forgot something?
2)which is the differences switching languages by yast and by kde system settings?
3)Is it possible to switch language and don't restart or logout the system?

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Mar 21, 2010

Just ran into this issue with Suse 11.2. Everytime I try to change the desktop wallpaper, plasma crashes and returns me to the log in screen. This is the first time this has happened and it happens no matter what wallpaper I choose. Desktop effects are OFF. Strange that adding widgets to the desktop does NOT cause this crash, just changing the desktop wallpaper. The computer is using 855GM Intel Chipset.

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OpenSUSE :: Got These Warning When Logout X Window To Text Mode?

Mar 23, 2010

what these information mean?What should I do to fix this?

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Shutting down nautilus-open-terminal extension
--- Hash table keys for warning below:


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OpenSUSE :: Logout / Lock Widget Display On Panel

Jun 22, 2010

I remember this was discussed some time ago but I cannot find the thread any more. I was just wondering if others are still seeing the same problem . I've had this all through 4.4.3 and now with 4.4.4. For some reason if only the logout or lock button is selected and placed on the far right of the panel then part of the button is chopped off. This only happens with the panel locked. If both buttons are selected then they display correctly. I also notice that when only one button is selected that it's size is slightly smaller than when both are selected. Also it only seems to be the logout/lock widget that has this problem.

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: Save Volume Level After Logout?

Jul 2, 2010

After login is always volume level set on 100%. Alsactl store and restore works properly. Manually run: sudo /etc/init.d/alsasound reload reset volume level into proper level, but after login to Gnome is always volume level 100%,Here are some logs:

rpm -qa '*alsa*'


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