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General => Users => Topic started by: twodogs on February 17, 2011, 06:11:17 am

Title: (SOLVED/worked around) Stay in KDE Desktop More Than 5 Minutes And MCE Goes Away
Post by: twodogs on February 17, 2011, 06:11:17 am
When I select KDE Desktop from the LMCE main screen, I can sometimes get back to LMCE, but sometimes I can't. The KDE screen has the six windows at the bottom. If I stay only a short while in KDE, I can return to MCE by clicking on window #5. If I work for ten minutes or so, then it seems MCE goes away. Clicking on window #5 brings back the Flickr pics but no MCE interface. I go back to window #1 and try to shutdown, but then I get the Kubuntu loading bar like I'm starting up. The bar gets almost to the right side then hangs. I end up having to push and hold the power button. I hate to abuse such fine software in this way. What is the more graceful solution?

John
Title: Re: Stay in KDE Desktop More Than 5 Minutes And MCE Goes Away
Post by: gtsupport on February 17, 2011, 08:51:24 am
I was having the same problem a couple of months ago,  thankfully user "Purps" came to my rescue with this:-

Put a shortcut on your desktop with the command "/usr/pluto/bin/ActivateOrbiterFromKDE.sh", that will bring the orbiter back up.

Worked for me, so should work for you too.

 ;)
Title: Re: Stay in KDE Desktop More Than 5 Minutes And MCE Goes Away
Post by: twodogs on March 03, 2011, 07:36:29 pm
Thanks for this. I opened the file manager, browsed to "/usr/pluto/bin/ActivateOrbiterFromKDE.sh", and just dragged a shortcut to the desktop. Works like a champ and my life is much easier!

John
Title: Re: (SOLVED/worked around) Stay in KDE Desktop More Than 5 Minutes And MCE Goes Away
Post by: purps on March 07, 2011, 05:29:32 pm
Possy originally gave me this idea, so thank you to him.

FYI in the latest snapshot this shortcut is already on the desktop! 8)

Cheers,
Matt.