kded won't start anymore

Andreas Pakulat apaku at gmx.de
Mon Jun 16 20:56:25 BST 2008

On 16.06.08 14:20:50, Michael Pyne wrote:
> On Monday 16 June 2008, Andreas Pakulat wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > apparently somehow my global shortcuts stuff got messed up and now
> > causes kded to crash and not come back. See this from starting kde and
> > fetching stdout/stderr:
> > ASSERT: "d->keyToAction.value(key) == ad" in file
> > /home/andreas/KDE-work/4.0/kdelibs/kdeui/shortcuts/ kdedglobalaccel.cpp,
> > line 411
> > KDE Daemon (kded) already running.
> > konsole(21449) KShortcut::KShortcut: unusable primary shortcut sequence  ""
> > konqueror(21450) KonqMainWindow::setAnimatedLogoSize: buttonHeight= 22 max
> > iconSize= 22 konqueror(21450) KonqMainWindow::setAnimatedLogoSize: final
> > iconSize= 22 kded(21453): Communication problem with  "kded" , it probably
> > crashed. Error message was:  "org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply" : "
> > "Message did not receive a reply (timeou t by message bus)" "
> >
> > QDBusConnection received a message of type 3 that it shouldn't have
> > error: "org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown" "The name org.kde.kded
> > was not provided by any .se rvice files"
> >
> > My global shortcuts file is attached. This completely breaks the desktop
> > - obviously. Anybody with some insight on this? Of course removing the
> > shortcutsrc file helps.
> I have reported this as bug 162144 http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=162144
> This is based off of JuK global shortcuts, but only with multimedia keys 
> (which I've had to manually xmodmap in on startup).  Do you use multimedia 
> keys or do you have shortcuts assigned to keysyms obtained using xmodmap?

If you don't mind I'm adding my comments to the bugreport. But short
story is: Yes I do have such multimedia keys and setup some of them for
kmix (to mute and +/- volume obviously).

> My workaround for now has been to disable the assertion. :(


> Unfortunately every time I startup I have to go to JuK and re-select the 
> multimedia keys global shortcut, I assume related to this bug but I'm not sure 
> yet.

I wonder wether the new kded service for shortcuts is really worth all
this hassle. Seriously. Maybe its just me, but somehow the kde3 version
of global shortcuts _works_ a lot better (even though its probably not
so nice API/code).

I guess the next step is to make the release team aware of this and make
sure this is considered a showstopper bug for the 4.1 release.


Advancement in position.

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