I have KUbuntu installed on my PC, The Dolphin file manager that came with the OS will not launch all of a sudden. Below is the error message I get, I spent a day trying to correct it. But alas I'm a DUMMY !!

KDEInit could not launch 'ksystraycmd':
Could not open library '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libkdeinit5_ksystraycmd'.
Cannot load library /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libkdeinit5_ksystraycmd: (/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libkdeinit5_ksystraycmd.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)

You can try removing the systray flag in the launcher options. I'll try to explain through screenshots. Unfortunately I've the desktop in Italian, but since the positions are the same, I hope it helps nonetheless.

Go to the K launcher (if you have not, put Dolphin among the favorites) and click with the right button on it. Go to "Edit application":

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Then Application tab -> Advanced options:

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Unflag the systray related option. It is "Place in system tray":

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Hope this helps.

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  • Thanks! Your solution worked for me. (I had added MATLAB to a panel in KDE, but it gave this question's error message as a dialogue popup window upon clicking on the MATLAB icon in the panel.) If I may ask, why does your solution work? – jvriesem Nov 10 '16 at 19:02

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