Icons missing

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Sun Dec 6 22:39:13 UTC 2015

El Sunday 06 December 2015, a les 13:56:19, Thorsten Zachmann va escriure:
> Hello all,
> I use a separate user for running calligra. I use ssh -X to login from my
> normal desktop user to my kde running user. However when I start any
> kde application  I have no icons. 

You are not using any desktop environment thus the Qt defaults to the generic 
Unix icon theme, i.e. hicolor.

Blame Linux for not having a cross desktop environment way to define what is 
the icon theme to use.


> With strace I can see it searches for
> icons in the hicolor folder instead of breeze.
> With the help of David Faure I found out the the icons are shown as expected
> when I call
> export KDE_FULL_SESSION=true
> before starting the application.
> I think using an application via ssh -X is used quite often and it should
> work out of the box with the need of setting any special export. Maybe you
> have an idea on how the behaviour can be improved.
> Please CC me as I'm not subscribed to the list.
> Thorsten Zachmann
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