icons blinking on desktop
remko.scharroo at noaa.gov
Tue Aug 12 15:09:16 BST 2003
I want to confirm that I notice exactly the same in KDE 3.1.3 on SuSE
8.2. It happens most clearly when I start KDE up, but also when some
files in ~/Desktop are changed.
But, I can give some more information for those who might know more
about it. Look in ~/.xsession-errors. First of all, you will find that
it is a BIG file (depending on the amount and the size of the files on
your desktop). Some lines are very conspicuous. For each file you will
find a long list of "invalid entry" warnings, like:
Invalid entry (missing '=') at /user/remko/Desktop/wmatamap.pdf:1
Invalid entry (second locale!?) at /user/remko/Desktop/wmatamap.pdf:2
Invalid entry (missing '=') at /user/remko/Desktop/wmatamap.pdf:4
Invalid entry (missing '=') at /user/remko/Desktop/wmatamap.pdf:5
Invalid entry (missing '=') at /user/remko/Desktop/wmatamap.pdf:6
Invalid entry (empty key) at /user/remko/Desktop/wmatamap.pdf:8
Invalid entry (missing ']') at /user/remko/Desktop/wmatamap.pdf:11
Invalid entry (missing '=') at /user/remko/Desktop/wmatamap.pdf:13
... and so on ...
Clearly, KDE is trying to scan the file as a "*.desktop" file.
Do you find the same info in you ~/.xsession-errors file, Antoine?
I have looked around on the web for similar postings. I see some reports
of it and the reaction has always been: just link .xsession-errors to
/dev/null and you don't have such a big file any more. But that is just
getting rid of the symptoms, not of the disease.
Does any one know of a better way to avoid that KDE is scanning all my
files on the desktop?
----- original message ----
I upgraded to kde-3.1.3 a week ago and since I'm having an odd problem.
Just to let you know: my home directory in mounted via NFS.
Now, when I'm under KDE, my desktop looks like it keeps refreshing all
time, all the icons blink like every 4 or 5 seconds.
It is of course very uncomfortable to work with.
Do you have any idea what could cause this ?
I'm running FreeBSD.
Thanks in advance.
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