Newbie total loss of KDE icons and...

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Tue Jun 15 09:11:20 BST 2010

On Tuesday, 2010-06-15, Bernard T. Higonnet wrote:
> On 06/15/10 04:37, Budai wrote:
> > Kevin Krammer wrote:
> >> On Monday, 2010-06-14, Bernard T. Higonnet wrote:
> >>> Hello
> >>> 
> >>> FreeBSD 8.00-RELEASE-p3, KDE 4.4 (? not sure see below)
> >>> 
> >>> KDE seems to be mostly working (more on that later) but afer working
> >>> for a few days, all KDE's icons have disappeared. By that I mean all
> >>> icons in the panel and all icons when I click on where the KDE-wheel
> >>> 'is'. Sorthcuts previously put in the panel work when clicked but
> >>> there is no visible icon...
> >> 
> >> That's probably a bug in plasma-desktop.
> >> What you can try to do in such a situation is open a shell and type
> >> 
> >> kquitapp plama-desktop&&  plasma-desktop
> As my problems exist when I start KDE after having turned my machine off
> every night, I would have thought that every day I cause a new
> plasma-desktop to be run, so I don't see how this would help (but then
> again, it's obvious I don't know anything about plasma and KDE's
> insides...)??

As I said, I could be a bug. I've seen similar behavior after running KDE for 
a couple of days and the above mentioned actions helped there.
It could be something different in your case.

> Can anyone tell me where KDE's icons reside, or perhaps the name of the
> KDE wheel icon so I can see where it is?

kde4-config --path icon


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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