I did an update of a 10.3 system to openSUSE 11.2. I used the 11.2 DVD
to do this (not zypper). As part of the update, I let the updater add
the on-line 11.2 updates. No KDE repos are added. Just the 11.2 update
that the install adds.
For the most part all went well. Except that the desktop looks crappy,
even for a user created after the update was completed. The most obvious
problem is that the panel at the bottom is black, and the text on it
black. Or, when leaving the desktop, the window is black with black
text. ICONS are OK. There is something that is obviously not to plan.
I also tried deleting the $HOME/.kde and $HOME/.kde4 directories, hoping
that they would be better when the user logs in again. Nope. Same
badness. Maybe this is not enough to remove to force regeneration of the
Oddly, the root user has a correct appearance. No other user.
I am guessing that when the system was updated, the default settings
that a KDE user should get have not been properly updated. I do not know
where to look for this, if that is even what it is.
I am guessing that I could fiddle with a user's settings and get it
looking good again. However, this is not really an option for this
machine. We are trying to see how well it works to let users log with
Windows Active Directory verification (which works so very nicely!). I
would have to do this for each user after they create their login. Umm,
I did follow many of the discussions about settings problems in kde 4.
Most of those seemed to be about messing up old settings, and seemed to
be more of an issue in older KDE 4 releases. I sort of thought the KDE
in the 11.2 update directory had most of this sorted out. I use it on my
11.2-from-the-beginning system and have no complaints.
I am guessing the damage was done in the initial KDE install in the 11.2
upgrade. But I might be wrong.
Where to start?
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