freedom wrote: ↑
19 Jan 2018 17:52
I had similar problem after installation of SolydK 9
Not black screen and mouse pointer but wallpaper and panel loaded but that's it.
I've searched and it appears that there is a bug regarding default system tray and information popups.
Solution was to remove system tray from panel and then add it back.
Thanks for this tip, freedom
You helped me solve a problem that almost sent me back to Mint 18.3 KDE edition. Well, it actually did send me back to Mintfor a couple hours while I got done what I was trying to do when SolydK black-screened me out of a desktop environment.
So, after my work was finished, I came here to do some research, and maybe ask about my weird problem -- and found your hint.
Just in case it happens to anyone else, here's my sad story. And today was the second
time the exact same black screen disaster struck. The identical issue occurred about a month ago. But that time I gave up on trying to find out what was wrong from examining log files from the command line, and just renamed /home/silverbear to "/home/old-sb" and then generated a new /home/silverbear directory through KDE.
It happened while trying to connect my ethernet-wired desktop box to the wifi HP printer on the network. I've printed documents successfully before, but this time the printer driver "cannot locate" the wireless printer. So I uninstall it, and then try to re-install it and bang!
Ctl-Alt-Bkspace gives me the GUI login screen, so I log into a new session, and Plasma starts up, I get my scenic wallpaper displaying, but no panel. After a few more seconds of unusually long waiting, the whole screen goes black, except for a visible, movable mouse cursor.
Using your tip, I did a search and found this page:
https://superuser.com/questions/1069066 ... ry#1353468
In case that linked page disappears, I'll quote it:
The configuration file is:
Whithin this file you can find a section listing all showed icons. Here you can remove what you wan't view.
To detect the mentioned section, look for a [Containment] containing plugin=org.kde.plasma.private.systemtray
When you've removed what you want, simply kill plasmashell
and restart it
I did it slightly differently. I was already booted into Mint, so I just used Dolphin to locate my SolydK /home partition, found the correct file, which in SolydK is indeed: ~/.config/plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc
and edited it in Kwrite.
I deleted the item under the systemtray section like he says to do -- which in my case was the printer device icon and status notification popup.
I rebooted out of Mint and into SolydK with no problem. And all is once again Solyd!