Desktop device icons do not show at all

Mike mikeumo at
Tue Sep 20 22:37:29 BST 2005

More update --

It seems that kde lunches a copy of  dbus without telling anyone. If I 
explicitly start dbus I have two copies of dbus-daemon-1 running and the 
icons disappear. If I don't start dbus, but only HAL (with udev and no 
devfs), the icons are there.

On Tuesday 20 September 2005 15:26, Mike wrote:
> Well --
> here is some update...
> I noticed that hotplug was not running as well as devfsd. So, I specified
> to run them at boot time. After I restarted, the machine would go through
> the boot fine except would not bring the graphical login screen. It would
> just sit and wait for it to come up, but respond to keyboard: I could
> switch to a terminal screen and type login name, but even there the process
> would hang verifying the password. The whole mess was probably because of
> the display manager (mdkkdm) confusion from those processes.
> Anyway, now I have devfsd, dbus running (no HAL, no hotplug and udev would
> not run because of devfsd) and I got the icons! But the icons from the
> panel are gone! I got what I wanted, but I'll try to get to the bottom of
> this.
> Thanks to everyone for taking interest and suggestions.
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