[Nelug] konqueror / kmail lockup problem

James Barton jb002c4581 at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Nov 14 21:10:05 UTC 2002

Evening all,
I'm having a spot of bother with my desktop. I run debian unstable, with a 
kde desktop. The KDE & konqueror version is 2.2.2, and the kmail version is 
This problem started a few days ago, and the first time I noticed it was when 
visiting www.paypal.com. If I'm reading a page, and there are several links I 
want to follow on it, I open each of them in separate windows, so I can come 
back to them later.
Now if I try to open a link in a new window, the new window doesn't appear, 
and the original window stopes responding to the mouse wheel. It can still be 
moved around by grabbing top bar, and scrolled with the side bar. However, If 
I switch to another virtual desktop then back again, it doesn't get redrawn 
properly - only the window edges are drawn. Also, the window can't be closed 
with its top-right close button.
Worse, if I try to open a konqueror window to view a link from an email, then 
the same thing happens to kmail.

I'm not quite sure what is wrong here, but I don't want to re-install KDE if 
I can help it - it feel like the Windows way out. Can anyone suggest 
something that might help?


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