Running kded modules on non-KDE desktops

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Thu Jan 21 18:16:59 GMT 2010

Em Quinta-feira 21 Janeiro 2010, às 14:12:36, dantti85-dev at 
> Not sure if someone already answered for this
> but this sounds like it should use DBus activate
> to start kded if the ktimezoned interface is not available,
> pretty simple patch btw
> Daniel.

D-Bus activation isn't good enough because sometimes KDE's prefix is outside 
the system's defaults. And since KDE happily runs when its prefix is not in 
$XDG_DATA_DIRS (KDE adds its prefix there), no one has ever bothered to make 
the initialisation scripts in the distros add KDE prefixes to XDG_DATA_DIRS.

If KDE is not in XDG_DATA_DIRS, then D-Bus activation won't find KDE .service 

One more thing: setting it in startkde is too late. It has to be set before 
dbus-daemon is launched.

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