a while back i posted this
and i come back to you with the same problem. jedi_diplomat
suggested "It almost sounds like X didn't start correctly. That's happened to me once or twice. Um...I fix it by rebooting, or hitting Ctrl+Alt+F1 and then Ctrl+ALT=F7, which sometimes works when X freezes." but that didn't work.
i've gotten my applications and applets on my taskbar running again, but the actual windows aren't showing up. ( Collapse )
keep in mind, i'm semi retarded and i ended up screwing up my kubuntu for awhile by trying to manually update it through konsole. so very detailed (easy) instructions would be so so lovely.