While trying to install unofficial radeon drivers from padoka, I've ended up with broken package (some intel-related file has been modified by both ubuntu ppa and padoka one). Apt suggested running apt-get with --fix-broken parameter, so I did. As a result of this, half of my DE had been uninstalled - file manager, utilities, etc.

I've reinstalled kubuntu-full package and got most of it back, but something must be still missing, as my desktop (after reboot) looks like this:

Icons on desktop (not in dolphin) and most of the themeable resources are missing

I've tried:

  • logging in as another user - same situation.
  • switching DE to xfce - xfce is unnafected and works OK.
  • reinstalling all packages - no difference.
  • observing auto-removable packages - list contains 100 entries, these may be dependencies of some packages I've failed to reinstall after the "fix broken". Possibly notable examples: gir1.2-*, kde-wallpapers-default, libvulkan1, libwayland-bin, many python libraries.

So, my actual questions:

  • which packages are responsible for rendering the missing elements?
  • which log files could contain info regarding this?

Thanks for any help; I would love to keep my current installation and avoid full system reinstall...

Edit, Additional info:

  • Kubuntu 17.04
  • Kde Plasma 5.94
  • Kernel 4.10.0-19-g

Everything else - graphics related or not - seems to work as expected.


Sorry for the previous comment.

After some tests I managed to recover my KDE desktop by installing all the libqt5* packages.

apt-cache search libqt5 | awk '{print $1}'| grep -v "\-dev" | grep -v "\-dbg"

I was not able to detect the exact missing packages so this solution is a little a "brute force" one.

After the install you need to logoff / logon and the KDE desktop should be right in place.

  • Thank you, thank you, thank you, kind person on the internet :) I had to do minor tweak to get it working: I had to remove -gles packages from the list; also, somehow kwin-x11 package was missing too. But after installing all this, my KDE is back in all its glory! – Daddy32 May 17 '17 at 19:49

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