ive tried installing both kde 3.3.2 and kde 3.4 beta 2(from tur's repo), but have the same problems:
1) no kmenu items
2) control centre doesnt work
3) konqueror is working only thru the command line with 'kfmclient openProfile filemanagement', but its not linked to folders and such..
4) right clicking on my desktop to configure desktop doesnt work
so i guess this problem isnt just for kde 3.4 beta 2, but kde 3.3.2 even..
p.s - ive tried doing fresh installs, upgrades, removing everything with pacman -R kde and reinstalling, and most importantly searching this forum..please help...im just a day old with arch!
p.s - i never install kdepim, kdesdk, kdeedu ....just fyi..
& check if XDG variables are set correctly.
# echo $XDG_ $XDG_CACHE_HOME $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS $XDG_CONFIG_HOME $XDG_DATA_DIRS $XDG_DATA_HOME
That is the list you should try with "echo $XDG_CONFIG_HOME" and so on.
Make sure you have /etc/profile.d/kde.sh with
# cat /etc/profile.d/kde.sh export KDEDIR=/opt/kde export KDEDIRS=$KDEDIR:/usr export PATH=$PATH:$KDEDIR/bin export MANPATH=$MANPATH:$KDEDIR/man export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$PKG_CONFIG_PATH:$KDEDIR/lib/pkgconfig if [ ! -z $XDG_DATA_DIRS ]; then export XDG_DATA_DIRS=$XDG_DATA_DIRS:$KDEDIR/share else export XDG_DATA_DIRS=$KDEDIR/share fi if [ ! -z $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS ]; then export XDG_CONFIG_DIRS=$XDG_CONFIG_DIRS:$KDEDIR/etc/xdg else export XDG_CONFIG_DIRS=$KDEDIR/etc/xdg fi
Hope that helps...
before i could do that i tried uninstalling xfce completely and kde completely...then ran an updatdb and removed every reference to both progs completely..now kde beta is working just fine...but 150 MB wasted on downloading old kde 3.3.2 thinking the beta was faulty.. :cry: ( i have a download limit)
i think this problem has something to do with the libxfce4util package...but the strange thing is i had that package installed ...http://www.archlinux.org/news.php#131 talks about the xfce problem
p.s i had tried the kde.sh suggestion before but it didnt work,,,didnt see this post fast enough to do the xdg thing
whatever it is...its good to have kde back!
Ok... so that's an XFCE problem (since it's resetting the XDG vars used also by KDE) - see bug below.
Kde works fine:)
...but I cannot make any changes in the kde menu. Well, I can but after making my changes and saving, all the changes I've made are lost. So basically, no matter what I do, kde menu always has the same entries. Any clues?