All that is left of my KDE Kubuntu 14.04 Desktop is a white background with no kicker, launcher, etc. All I get is a couple instances of Object could not be created here or something to that effect.

Guest account is fine, but my standard user is screwed.

What can I do, other than re-installing Kubuntu?

  • Try to revert the KDE settings to the default: askubuntu.com/questions/114807/…
    – user26687
    Jan 14, 2015 at 18:17
  • askubuntu.com/questions/114807/… this answer helped alot
    – user414195
    May 27, 2015 at 9:40
  • for moving you kde settings folder out of the way, as the previous comment suggest, you would want to login into a non-graphical environment. Press CTRL+ALT+F1 for that, log in, and do as suggested mv .kde .kde_backup. Reboot (sudo reboot) and you should be done.
    – FelixJN
    Aug 15, 2015 at 21:14
  • try installing synaptic. and fix broken packages.
    – user433732
    Aug 17, 2015 at 10:51

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Instead of reinstalling the system you could reinstall the KDE desktop environment. I'm not sure if it helps in this case though. But you may want to try reconfiguring it first by

sudo dpkg-reconfigure kubuntu-desktop

Reinstall it with this command:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall kubuntu-desktop

Only I think this leaves the configurations, so if it doesn't work, try

sudo apt-get purge kubuntu-desktop
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

I hope something works for you!

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