Any ideas on this one?
I was running VL 5.9.1 on an old Dell Pentium III. Using XFCE, but with KDE libs installed so I could use a few KDE apps.
I recently moved the two hard disks out of the Dell box and attached them to a Gigabyte 915G motherboard with Pentium 4 HT processor and Nvidia Geforce 8400 GS video.
I installed VL 6.0, deluxe edition, including just about everything off the second CD. Including KDE. I reformatted the / partition for a clean installation, but retained the /home partition from the VL5.9.1 installation.
XFCE runs fine, but on this box I want to run KDE.
BUT ... when I log in to KDE, I get no panel and no desktop icons. I wondered if part of my ~/.kde directory might contain a pile of KDE 3.x configuration which is incompatible with KDE 4.2, so I renamed ~/.kde out of harm's way. No change: still no panel and no icons.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions. I'm a complete newbie to KDE 4, having only seen a few screenshots. (I know the deluxe edition includes 14 days support, but delays in getting the hardware together burned that up before I even started the installation.)