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[opensuse] Something changed some KDE items which were previously displayed
A couple of weeks ago I did the normal 'zypper refresh/patch/up' which completed without (any apparent) problems. However, something was installed or something was replaced which changed the way KDE 4.14.0.x works (or rather now does not work).

The first thing which I noticed was that I can no longer right-click on the desktop, select LEAVE>RESTART or SHUT DOWN and have this choice performed. Selecting LEAVE starts to dim the desktop but does not bring up the menu where one can select SHUT DOWN etc - all I end up with is a slightly dimmed screen. There is no way to either RESTART or SHUT DOWN the computer using this method. Clicking on the screen brings it back to its 'original' brightness.

A similar thing occurs when one clicks on KICKOFF and selects LEAVE - one cannot Shut Down or Restart.

At the moment, the ONLY way (apart from pressing the OFF switch on the computer box) is to open TERMINAL, "login" as root and enter 'HALT -P'.

Earlier today I had to go out and, without thinking, did LOCK SCREEN. I could not 'unlock' the screen in the normal way; the mouse was active but that was all. The only way I regained control over the system was to hit the BIG RED BUTTON :-( .

One other thing re all this.

I have lost the SYSTEM SETTINGS icon/widget/whatever in KICKOFF. It's kapoot, poof, gone.....nowhere to be seen.

To get back to "normality" I tried deleting the '~/.kde4' sub-directory but while this regenerates a new ./kde4 all of the above hassles remain :-( .

Does anyone know, please, what has to be done to get back to what should be regarded as the "normal" KDE 4.14.0.x situation?


Using openSUSE 13.1, KDE 4.14.0 & kernel 3.16.2-1 on a system with-
AMD FX 8-core 3.6/4.2GHz processor
16GB PC14900/1866MHz Quad Channel RAM
Gigabyte AMD3+ m/board; Gigabyte nVidia GTX660 GPU

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