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gcb
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:26 am    Post subject: [SOLVED] KDE stop exec-ing anything Reply with quote

installed KDE4 via the guide. everything was fine. i installed it via kdebase-meta, not the full thing.
on top i just emerged konsole and wicd-kde

today, i noticed that i couldn't open anything.
i'd click menu>konsole... the menu closes, nothing happens.

i can click any link on the menu, firefox, settings... anything. menu closes. nothing.

tried right click on desktop, run command. any command, xterm, konsole, /usr/bin/xterm... nothing.

everything else works. i can change widgets, just not launch applications.

it works right when i start KDE. but after some time... this happens, and never goes away.

any log i should be looking?

UPDATE 1: just noticed that when wicd-kde connects to the wifi, it changes my hostname to the hostname the DHCP server on the router assigns it.
maybe it's messing up with X permissions somewhere? ...will try to restart and not log on to wifi


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gcb
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it was the hostname... that's fagile :(

and i still haven't found any log that would have helped me solve that
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KDE keeps a log in your /home/username/.xsession-errors.
But be in for a disappointment: it's full of garbage!
And every time you log out and in it's re-written.
Two years ago I installed kde-3.5 on my wife's lappy.
There .xsession-errors never grows larger than ~500bytes.
In mine it is always more than 50 KB!
Good luck.
Gerard.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

forgot about this when it stopped happening... then something else started to happen... and now it's intermitent with this one...

i think it's a result of the same problem, so linking from here to people in the future looking for a similar problem.
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