View Full Version : [kubuntu] kwin crashed and now desktop looks bad

July 21st, 2011, 07:36 AM
I had a major Kwin crash and could not recover from it. I had to Ctrl+Alt to another tty and reboot. After reboot my plasma desktop is a mess. The 'Desktop' files thing on my desktop has a thick grey border around it. And the bottom panel looks terrible, things just aren't being rendered properly. Any ideas how to recover from this? Image of the panel is below


July 21st, 2011, 05:30 PM
Did you try to mv the .kde directory and reboot, to see if it is just some bad files the user directory? It is the easiest way to reset plasma. You could also look for plasma-specific files, but there are a lot.
The easiest way to recover if you haven't tweaked kde a lot is probably to just remove your .kde directory and tweak it again.

July 22nd, 2011, 01:47 AM
it looks like a graphics card issue and your screen res is very low because of it.

why not adjust to the native monitors resolution?

July 22nd, 2011, 10:56 AM
Probably kwin config file got corrupted.

Delete ~/.kde/share/config/ kwinrc file and then alt+f2 and type kwin --replace