Author Topic: (SOLVED/worked around) Stay in KDE Desktop More Than 5 Minutes And MCE Goes Away  (Read 677 times)

twodogs

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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
« Last Edit: March 03, 2011, 07:39:49 pm by twodogs »
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Re: Stay in KDE Desktop More Than 5 Minutes And MCE Goes Away
« Reply #1 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.

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twodogs

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Re: Stay in KDE Desktop More Than 5 Minutes And MCE Goes Away
« Reply #2 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
http://greenrenovation.wordpress.com/home-automation/
system:
ASUS P5N7A-VM
integrated GeForce 9300
E5200 processor
Fusion 5 lite HDTV card
2G RAM
SYBA SY-PCI15001 6-port serial card
Denon AVR 3805
LG 42" Plasma
Gyration GYR3101
Cisco SPA3102 analog telephone adapter
Cisco 7971G IP phone/orbiter

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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.
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my setup :: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/User:Purps