Error notifications when Phonon cannot load backend

Richard Moore richmoore44 at
Sat Jan 12 14:14:40 GMT 2008

On 1/10/08, Robert Knight <robertknight at> wrote:
> Phonon currently uses KMessageBox to show an error message if loading
> a backend fails for some reason ( see
> kdelibs/phonon/platform_kde/kdepluginfactory.cpp:126 ).  The problem
> is that KNotify calls this several times on startup and the user is
> bombarded with 10 or 20 message dialogs.  Like many other user-visible
> error messages in kdelibs, I think it is overly technical to be
> throwing directly at some users.
> Is there a less intrusive way to file messages so that people can find
> out why their sound isn't working without being otherwise interrupted?

A hack would be to use a KPassivePopup instead. That way things wouldn't block.


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