[kde-linux] Superaramba themes multiply upon each invocation of X

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Thu Sep 10 06:51:56 UTC 2009

Steven Friedrich posted on Wed, 09 Sep 2009 14:45:11 -0400 as excerpted:

> I'm running FreeBSD7.2p3 and kde4.3.0.
> I'm having a problem with KDE starting multiple instances of my themes.
> Each time I start X, my themes multiply. The system tray reports the
> correct number, but if I un-check the "Locked position" flag, I can
> unstack them.
> Anyone having this anomaly under other systems, such as Linux?
> I've posted this issue on kde-freebsd, but never received replies...

I've seen someone complaining about this elsewhere (not on the bsd list, 
tho, as I've not visited it, but it still might have been you), but 
haven't seen it here nor has the complaint been common, so (if that 
wasn't a post of yours) it would seem you're not unique in seeing the 
behavior, but that it's rare enough it may indeed be a freebsd-unique bug.

The issue /may/ be related to other kded issues I've seen reported... and 
occasionally experienced temporarily myself when parts of the system were 
out of sync with the rest (binary incompatibilities) and needed rebuilt 
(I'm on Gentoo), or where a distribution changed the the name/location of 
something (say kded vs kded4) to enable parallel installs or the like, 
and missed one somewhere.  (This was a problem with early experimental 
kde4 on Gentoo, before it was even in the tree, but it works surprisingly 
smoothly now.)  See the recent "Trouble with KDED on Debian - input 
appreciated" thread (well, original post and my single answer, that's a 
thread but a short one). for the latest example I'm aware of.  But the 
issues experienced there were enough different it's not easy to know if 
they're related or not.

Good luck.  I've recently enough worked thru enough kde4 bugs to switch 
from kde3 to kde4 here, and it wasn't easy, so I know the irritation such 
things can be.  But I've developed enough work-arounds and kde has bug-
fixed some of them (between 4.2.4 and 4.3.1) since I started, that my 
kde4 desktop is finally getting to a reasonably well working and pleasing 
state.  It was HARD work, but worth it for me.  Hopefully you'll be able 
to work thru or find workarounds for all your issues as well.

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
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