My first reaction after KDE started up was "Hey what have you done with the menu?". All the menu items have gone missing. As usuall google was of no use. So I concluded that there was a bug in Fedora 4 and started to update the KDE RPMS. As expected that didn't solve the problem either.
Funnily enough when logged into KDE as root the menu is clearly visible so on a hunch I deleted the .kde folder. That unfortunately didn't solve the problem either. Then it was the turn of the /var/tmp/kdecache-raditha/ folder. Eureka! the menu has made a belated entry onto the screen. But now having deleted the old settings I have to reconfigure my desktop all over again.
Because FC4 installs a new kernel my web cam does not work again. I am giving up on it. Qemu has to be recompiled because
kqemu can no longer be loaded. The java environment is totally screwed up because of that /etc/alternatives mess. Being a geek is hard.