View Full Version : [kubuntu] KDE4 plasmoids install but are not accessible

September 22nd, 2008, 02:23 AM
Having some troubles with KDE4 (but still love it!)

1) When I download and install plasmoids through KDE4's graphical plasmoid installer (you can choose to install new plasmoids while looking at the +Add widgets dialog), the plasmoids download and install but are never added to the list of available widgets to add.

2) I have downloaded a .deb of lancelot from the repos and THAT is now in the list but I cannot use it. I can add the menu icon to my panel but I cannot open a menu with it. I can look at settings but can never use the menu editor.

3) One more thing of note, I can't actually add ANY of the plasmoids in the widget list to my desktop (for example, the binary clock, the notes widget, etc). When I choose to add a widget, the plasmoid will just show up as a small default box in the top left of my screen with no properties. This is standard for all of the widgets.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

September 22nd, 2008, 12:16 PM
I get that too. There are so many bugs in KDE 4. My solution has been to ditch it in favour of GNOME. I'll return to KDE 4 when they bring out a stable version.

September 22nd, 2008, 01:48 PM
I never had these problems with openSUSE 11 (I had problems with openSUSE itself but not much that was KDE-related) just for the record. I love KDE4.1 and I love what they're doing. I'm willing to look past a lack of function for the sake of innovation.

September 22nd, 2008, 06:06 PM
1. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kde4libs/+bug/254184 for the 2 on kde-look now you need also superkaramba for kde4

2. No problem here using hardy and intrepid, but also see 3

3. Think its better to rename ~/.kde4 to somethin else and ctrl-alt-backspace after that so it makes a new ~/.kde4 for me that solved all problems after a upgrade.

October 19th, 2008, 10:07 AM
As the new Ubuntu is coming out in 11 days, I'll just wait until then to try it out hehe. Hopefully it'll be ironed out in the new version.