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Tuesday, July 17th 2007, 5:00pm

KDE-only network problems

Almost all of my KDE network apps lost network access about 12 days ago. Since I use Mozilla as my primary browser and Thunderbird for most of my email, and I have web access to the email I use most heavily, it fell under "inconvenient issues to address later."

This morning, I could procrastinate no longer.

The KDE apps known to be affected where:
- Konqueror
- KMail/Kontact
- Kget
- Akregator (within Kontact)

Kopete seemed to work fine. None of the non-KDE network tools I use seemed to be affected.

I did find this post: in the Ubuntu Forums, which resolved all the problems with the exception of KMail.


This problem was affecting all KDE apps. After searching the KDE forums, I finally found a 3-year-old post that solved the problem. The caches in the individual apps must be disabled:

Settings > Configure Konqueror > Cache
Uncheck "Use cache"

Settings > Configure Akgregator > General
Uncheck "Use the browser cache"

And so on.

Thanks kuja and PointSource for your input, it's always appreciated.

I really need to get KMail (Kontact) "unstuck," or I need to transition over to using Evolution (which I really don't want to do).



Wednesday, July 18th 2007, 4:22pm

RE: KDE-only network problems

solved it:

Source code

killall networkstatustestservice

I had already turned off the KDE Network Manager, so I don't know if I'll have to kill that in the future.

That was frustrating!

Solution found here:

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "imhavoc" (Jul 18th 2007, 4:22pm)