koffice and kde menus

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Sat Apr 15 15:37:49 PDT 2006

Miguel Bazdresch wrote:
> * Bruce Dubbs <bdubbs at swbell.net> [2006-04-15 17:20]:
>> I've been working with koffice 1.5.0 and have run into problems.
>> 1.  After installing koffice, my kicker menus/functions are generally
>> hosed. The K-menu lost 90% of its functionality.
>> 2.  I can't run kcontrol.  When run from the command line, I get:
>>  kcontrol: WARNING: No K menu group with X-KDE-BaseGroup=settings found!
>>  Defaulting to Settings/
>> 3.  Within the KDE Help Center, the Application Manuals, Applet Manuals,
>> and Control Center Modules are empty.
> That's weird. I installed 1.5.0 over KDE 3.5.0 yesterday and none of
> those three things happened. KDE is working as usual.
> (I personally use xfce, but my mate uses KDE. I haven't used it
> extensively, then, but I did test the three things you mentioned above,
> plus a few others.)
> My installation is 95% by the book: I use some mild optimization gcc
> flags, and I disable installation of some KDE packages.
> Let me know if I can help or if you want me to run some tests or
> something.

Thanks Miguel.  I thing the problem was in the XDG* environment
variables.  KDE seems to be working normally now.

  -- Bruce

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