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Month: January 2012

Re: [trinity-users] Problems with kwin

From: Calvin Morrison <mutantturkey@...>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 07:50:03 -0500
On 26 January 2012 01:07, Jeff Taylor <shdwdrgn@...> wrote:
> I've been running trinity since the ubuntu team tried to shove kde4 onto us.
>  Through the various versions, and including most recently with a clean
> install off the trinity maverick cd, I have had the problem that when I log
> out of my desktop, kde does not save what programs I had open at the time
> (which should be restored when I log back in).  The only solution I have
> found to this issue is to link to kwin in ~/.kde3/Autostart/ (now with
> 3.5.13 its in ~/.trinity/Autostart/).  Also of note is that kwin is NOT
> found in 'ps' unless I do this.
> Now it is my understanding that if kwin is not running, I should be seeing a
> lack of desktop affects - noticeable things like window borders and such -
> however when my desktop starts up there are no apparent visual problems.
>  Yet unless I start kwin in Autostart, when I log out of my desktop and back
> in again, I am always returned to a desktop with konsole and firefox opening
> up, but nothing else.  Once kwin is added to Autostart, my desktop always
> opens up to whatever programs I had running when I logged out (including
> correct window and multi-desktop placement).
> My wife's system: maverick trinity with the standard updates applied.
> My system: maverick trinity installed, do-release-upgrade to natty, then
> pulled the apt sources to upgrade to trinity 3.5.13.  Through none of these
> steps did kwin save my desktop on logout.
> What I would like to know is if there was an issue at some point along this
> path that kwin did not get added to the normal kde startup process, and if
> there is a more appropriate way that I should get it to run when a user logs
> in?

Me thinks that  something weird is happening with your sessions. Try
getting everything setup (with kwin running) how it normally should,
then save your session. See if that is a solution.