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Month: October 2011

KDE 3 in Lenny has gone bonkers

From: Lisi <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2011 22:23:11 +0100
Hello, all.

This is a KDE problem, not a Trinity one, but I know of nowhere else that 
would give me a sympathetic hearing.    ("KDE 3 is dead already.  Scrap KDE 3 
and go to KDE 4.")

Bonkers is the best description I can come up with.  Applications that were 
working fine are suddenly not.  (In particular Konqueror, but not only 
Konqeror.)  Settings change randomly.  The latest, a few minutes ago, was my 
desktop settings, which have disappeared and the same random KDE one "set up" 
for all the desktops (4 - and until just now they all had different 
backgrounds).  When I went to check what "configure desktop" showed, I found 
that my screensaver had been turned off.

The most benign reason I can come up with is that the CMOS battery needs 
changing.  Something is obviously on the way out.  Motherboard also springs 
to mind. :-(

It could, of course, be software related.  I just can't think what!

All other ideas and suggestions for solving this gratefully received.  If the 
advice is bin the thing it will only echo my fears.  I built this box about 8 
years ago, so something crucial dying is not impossible.

It would happen now. :-(  I am in the middle of something that is important to 
me, and has a deadline of Monday, which I am not going to meet.  I have had 
to give up driving because my eyesight has deteriorated, I live in the 
country and my husband (i.e. my transport) is away for the next 2 weeks.

My, the gremlins are having fun. ;-(