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Blank desktop

Postby $cott » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:19 pm

I've just installed KDE using the Synaptic Package Manager, I get to the log on and chose KDE but when it boots, there is just the KDE Desktop image and Docky, that I installed on MATE. Any idea what I have done wrong and how to fix it?

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Re: Blank desktop

Postby karlchen » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:34 pm

Hello, $cott.

If I understand you right, then the system was originally setup as a Mate system, i.e. Linux Mint running the Mate desktop.
Now you have added the KDE.
Well, in this case, I assume that the automatic startup item which determines which programme will display and handle the desktop still points to "caja". And "caja" refuses to display the desktop on KDE.
So you should go to /etc/xdg/autostart and look for *.desktop files which hold the name of the Mate file manager and of the KDE file manager and edit them to make sure only the KDE file manager feels responsible for displaying the desktop.

Kind regards,
I assume the file for Dolphin (?) or Konqueror (?) should look almost like the one for Nemo, nemo-autostart.desktop:

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[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Start Nemo desktop at log in => Start Dolphin at log in
Exec=nemo -n ==> dolphin [options]
OnlyShowIn=GNOME;Unity; ==> OnlyShowin=KDE I guess
Old bugs good, new bugs bad! Updates are evil: might fix old bugs and introduce no new ones.

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