favicons in Konqueror
1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Thu Dec 23 04:59:11 GMT 2010
phanisvara das posted on Thu, 23 Dec 2010 01:34:59 +0530 as excerpted:
> On Thu, 23 Dec 2010 01:12:58 +0530, Martin (KDE) <kde at fahrendorf.de>
>> I recently tidied up my harddrive and removed all favicons from the
>> cache folder. The icons are reload if I visit a webpage with favicon,
>> but konqueror does not show them (neither in my bookmarks nor in the
>> address line). rekonq on the other hand displays them. Is anyone seeing
> my konqueror (openSUSE 11.4, KDE Distro:/Factory) does show favicons.
> didn't delete the cache though.
That reply points out by example some critical information the OP is
missing. What version of konqueror/kde are we talking? What distribution
as well, in case it's a distro-specific patch? Any other potentially
mitigating factors to be aware of? (The OP /did/ include a couple of
those, that the favicons were deleted, that they reload and rekonq shows
them but konqueror doesn't.)
Given the rekonq mention, it's probably a reasonably new kde4, not someone
still on 3.5 or something, but we still don't know how new, 4.6 beta, in
which case that might be a beta bug, 4.5.4, 4.5.0, 4.4.something?
FWIW, gentoo/~amd64 here, running the latest upstream stable (4.5.4) from
the gentoo/kde overlay. I'm not currently having favicon issues but I've
had them in the past.
FWIW I've never had rekonq installed. Konqueror is my primary browser,
but I use firefox a lot as well, particularly where scripting is involved
since noscript makes figuring out which sites a page is trying to load
scripts from so much easier than anything I've seen for konqueror. Both
of them run thru my privoxy junk-busting, &c. personal proxy by default.
I have both links and lynx available for backup text-mode browsing, should
it be necessary, as well. (Kinda hard to google a problem preventing X or
KDE from starting, or download a fix manually, when all your browsers run
in KDE on X!)
The problem I had here was due to where KDE locates the cache, by
default. I run a tmpfs based /tmp and set KDETMP=/tmp/tmp-user/kde in my
kde launch scripts, so tempfiles are on the tmpfs and get erased at
reboot. Unfortunately when I first set that up, I had kde trying to put
favicons there as well, and naturally, they'd all disappear on a reboot!
For konqueror I could have lived with that, but akregator used the same
favicon cache and I found the loss of its icons unacceptable. I ended up
setting KDEVARTMP=/home/user/config/cache, and things have "just worked"
since then. (FWIW, KDEHOME=/home/user/kde , note that I do NOT like .file
So I'd suggest checking the values of those variables, if they are set (if
the compiled-in defaults are fine for you, you might not need them set,
but if they ARE set), and that they are set and exported early enough so
konqueror for sure sees them.
If you're on Fedora or something else running SELinux or the like, it's
also possible that the file access policies for konqueror are set such
that it can't access the new favicons. Being a web browser, thus exposed
to all sorts of Internet based exploits, it's more likely that they'd set
a rather strict security policy for it than for local-only apps. Rekonq
is possibly new enough that it doesn't have such a security policy set for
it, yet. But I've never gotten into SELinux or the like, so you'll have
to go elsewhere for help in any detail on it.
Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs.
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