[kde-linux] Decop and KDE4
d_baron at 012.net.il
Wed Jul 2 15:11:32 UTC 2008
In the very early alphas, running a kde3 applet like ksensors would play havoc
with the panel. More recent builds up to the first "beta", they all work just
More recent beta releases, however, have been problematic. Indeed, the problem
may be in dbus and hal stuff, not the kde4, but I do not know.
On start up, ksensors, kalsamix and such will simply freeze midway--their
ghost windows are on the desktop and they will not minimize and dock to the
panel. They work, however. Kmail may 1) not come up at all, 2) come up
working but not dock. 3) two instances.
If I go to a shell and kill dcopserver, I can restart all this stuff and have
it work 100%. Worst case, I may have to start dcopserver manually after
restoring user ownership to .ICEauthoriy which had set to root.
Best would be/would have been a dcopserver compatible stand-in that goes
through the newer dbus system but gives function returns to satisfy the
caller. Sort of like expecting older windows apps to work when XP first came
out, I suppose.
Anyway, it there a work-around for this? (I can do without a lot of this stuff
but until kmail for kde4 is working 100%, I need the old one and many apps
are not being ported so quickly.
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