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I seem to have lost the ability to change my desktop. Normally I can right click and have a bunch of options. I dont. When I start up I do, ...
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    I seem to have lost the ability to change my desktop


    I seem to have lost the ability to change my desktop. Normally I can right click and have a bunch of options. I dont. When I start up I do, but when any application opens that covers the icons I have on the desktop, they dissapear and I lose control. I cant even get to the freaking trash bin.

    Anybody have any idea whats going on?

    BTW, Im on RedHat 9 using KDE-3.1

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    cant you use "switchdesk" or modify your ~/.xinitrc?

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    do you mean change the desktop images like the wallpaper?
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    I mean, when I am at the desktop I no longer have the ability to right click and do anything that I would be able to do by right clicking.

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    Does the normal right-click menu come up? Did you make any changes or anything before this started happening?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarumont
    Does the normal right-click menu come up? Did you make any changes or anything before this started happening?
    No, no menu comes up. The only change I remember was putting up a new desktop. Thats all I can remember. Oh, I put in that MP3 plugin for XMMS, but I dont think that would do it

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    I have found the culprit. For some reason, when I open up KPPS (or whatever it is) to connect to the internet, the desktop locks up. No longer in use. But when I close that down again, I have full access and all the programs that I put on the desktop come back. Very crazy thing

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    Yea i had the same problem with KPPP when i would try to run it from my /home/brandon/Desktop directory. but when i just select it from the Side menu, it never gives me a problem. I wonder why that is though. *shrugs*
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuickDraw
    Yea i had the same problem with KPPP when i would try to run it from my /home/brandon/Desktop directory. but when i just select it from the Side menu, it never gives me a problem. I wonder why that is though. *shrugs*
    Works great for me now. Everything on the desktop works when I run KPPP from the menu.

    Does anybody know why this does that?

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    Not a clue. Perhaps that's worth putting in a bug report over at KDE's website?
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