kded won't start anymore

Andreas Pakulat apaku at gmx.de
Mon Jun 23 01:21:39 BST 2008

On 23.06.08 01:41:43, Andreas Hartmetz wrote:
> 2008/6/16 Andreas Pakulat <apaku at gmx.de>:
> > On 16.06.08 14:20:50, Michael Pyne wrote:
> >> On Monday 16 June 2008, Andreas Pakulat wrote:
> >> 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).
> >
> To be fair one should mention that a fair share of problems comes from
> kded being unstable due to things like favicons code crashing, inotify
> code locking up, unexpected dbus problems...
> I do have to take the blame for not considering earlier
> internationalization and actions belonging to different components in
> an application, though :/

I guess that was a bit over the top from me anyway, especially seeing
that the current implementation is needed on some platforms.

> > 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.
> >
> Sorry, I haven't read k-c-d for a couple of days. I have a feeling
> that this may have something to do with some multimedia keys not being
> handled properly in Qt. Can somebody say with certainty that the
> problem only triggers with "exotic" keys?

I wanted to tackle this today, but didn't get around to it. I'll try to
do a bit digging tomorrow, especially checking what the assert tries to
check. As I already offered to Michael I can easily help either of you
to get "multimedia" keypresses reported by X11 for any of the keys you
actually have on your keyboards if that helps.


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