[Techtalk] Stuck-Desk-KDE

Conor Daly conor.daly at oceanfree.net
Sun Nov 3 12:31:55 EST 2002

On Sun, Nov 03, 2002 at 05:24:57AM -0500 or so it is rumoured hereabouts, 
Andrew thought:
> Hi C.S. & All,
> 	Yes, I did look at that current session check box and made sure it was
> not selected. That is why I find it so weird. The loading of Konqurer as
> an empty window is what makes me think somethong is actually wrong, like
> something is "stuck".

Have a look around for an "autorun" or "autostart" directory/file in your
$HOME or $HOME/Desktop.  IIRC, KDE will launch anything in there at

> 	 I don't know the Linux commands for this kind of thing. Also if it
> were a Mac I would check for fragmentation of the fs by running Norton.
> Again don't know Linux commands or if it is necessary using reiser
> w/mdrk 8.2.

Don't know reiser fs but ext2/3 is designed to run "fragmented" (ie. files
are fairly randomly distributed about the disk which means each file tends
to be in one piece.  OTOH, MS fat filesystems fill up from the bottom so a
file is immediately surrounded by other files.  It it grows, bits of it
end up elsewhere on the disk.  This is the _real_ fragmentation.  

Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>

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