Saturday, January 22, 2011

when "cannot talk to klauncher" happens

Sometimes things go bad, for example if you had to press Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to restart the X, some services can misbehave after you log in anew. If KDE apps point messages at you saying "cannot talk to klauncher", and system tray icons appear in windows, instead of appearing on the system tray, then instead of rebooting or reinstalling Linux (as some may suggest) simple type in a console:

$ dcopserver_shutdown
$ kdeinit

That's all.

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