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After an upgrade of KDE I am experiencing problems. A lot of problems.

  1. "Konsole" doesn't starts at all! (I have to switch to a console with ctrl+alt+Fx login with username, export DISPLAY=:0 and start "Konsole"). The worst is that the process start already "zombie" which is not very good!

  2. It's not only konsole that I cannot launch. It is even dolphin and many more applications.

  3. google-chrome starts but it takes eternity! Then when I try to download anything the download doesn't start! Internally google-chrome put the download on queue (it is not visible on "Downloads" page) but it never starts.

  4. Application launcher menu takes ages to show up.

Anyone have any clue on these problems? My distro is gentoo. If you need more details ask and I'll give.

EDIT: i forgot to say that if i launch application with root privileges, everything work fine.

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This question belongs on askubuntu.com, not here –  Benubird May 17 '13 at 9:06
    
funny but if you don't have experienced same symptoms simply don't answer –  riskio May 17 '13 at 9:24
    
Oops, sorry, you're right, I saw the kde and thought kubuntu. Still, I am not sure this is the right forum for the question. Maybe try serverfault.com, or try a gentoo forum. –  Benubird May 17 '13 at 10:34
    
I thought it was some sort of sarcasm =) do you think i can post same problem even there to have more visibility or it would be considered some sort of spam? =) –  riskio May 17 '13 at 10:41
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I often have problems after a major upgrades of KDE. Unfortunately this usually means moving ~/.kde4 (or wherever gentoo is putting it these days to ~/.kde4.bak and then logging back in. KDE basically sucks at migrating configs. You can then pick and choose a few configs to mv back such as ktorrent, konsole, konversation. (note: first login will take some time as it rewrites everything but things should be better on a 2nd login) –  xenoterracide May 17 '13 at 16:17

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As xenoterracide correctly suggested my KDE profile was messed up by a system upgrade. So simply do a backup of your KDE profile and restart KDE, then you can restore your configuration by hand.

Maybe it is obvious but for a complete answer i'll write operations I made.(I use a gentoo distro).

  1. Go to a console Ctrl+Alt+F2
  2. Login as user
  3. stop KDE with /etc/init.d/xdm stop
  4. do a backup of your KDE profile with mv .kde4/ .kde4.bak
  5. restart KDE /etc/init.d/xdm start
  6. pass to X with Ctrl+Alt+F7

Then you can restore configuration.

Hope this helps.

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