Bug 2839 - switchdesk will not switch to kde
Summary: switchdesk will not switch to kde
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdesupport
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-05-15 15:24 UTC by yarger
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-05-24 20:09:14 UTC

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Description yarger 1999-05-15 15:24:56 UTC
I have done a number of fresh installations of RedHat
6.0.  Everytime that I run switchdesk to switch to kde, it
appears to run successfully.  I then exit X.  When I startx,
however, I receive:
kpanel: waiting for windowmanager
QKir::readDirEntries : Cannot read the directory:
ERROR: Template does not exist '/root/Desktop/Templates/'

waiting for X server to shut down

At this point, I cannot get into X, nor can I run switchdesk
to switch back to Gnome.  I checked and no Desktop
directory is present in /root (although other users have
that directory made for them).
    I copied a copy of another user's Desktop directory into
/root and got this result:
kpanel: waiting for windowmanager

waiting for X server to shut down

I have also experimented with other non-root users,
and they suffer the same symtoms.  Anyway, I don't know how
to resolve this problem.  Please help.  I'm locked out
of X now until I can find a work around.  Thanks -- good

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-05-24 20:09:59 UTC
Am unable to recreate this in the test lab.  Have used several systems
and been able to switch from Gnome to KDE to AnotherLevel and back to
all 3 without any problems.  Sounds like there is something else going
on with the systems other than the switchdesk tool.

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