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gnome apps' icons can not display in kde 4.3 systray

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Hello, Guys

I have a weird issue here on my small laptop. I installed kde4.3 on my work station(with 20 inch monitor) and laptop(12.1 inch). My work station has no problem displaying icons of gnome apps (more specificly Stardict and scim) in systray. But my laptop does have problem showing the same gnome apps's icons.

Here is the screen shot:Image

BTW, my work station and laptop should have the similar preference setup.

Please offer me some hint on solving this.
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If you create a new user, does the problem exist under that user?


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yes, the same for fresh new user
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If you are using Desktop Effects, can you please try disabling them?


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I have somewhat similar problem. Some icons has dissapeared from systray. Here is the situation: Image
Apps with missing systray icons are:
- Akregator
- Knotes
- Ktorrent
- IRKick
- Klipper
- Kadu
- Amarok
and possibly more.
I disabled Desktop Effects - no change. Tried to change icons style (currently oxygen) but without effect. Other user on the same machine doesn't have this problem - his icons are working.
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Can you please try the following? Note that it will reset your Plasma configuration to its defaults. It is intended to be run in Konsole.

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killall -9 plasma-desktop
rm -rf $(kde4-config --localprefix)/cache-*/plasm*
rm -rf $(kde4-config --localprefix)/share/config/plasm*
rm -rf $(kde4-config --localprefix)/share/apps/plasma
plasma-desktop &


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Icons are still missing.
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If you right click on the area where the icon should be does any form of menus / response from the creating application occur?

Also, can you try to see if this happens with Pure Gtk+ applications? ( such as Wicd's tray manager )


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Yes, applications are working, when I hover mouse cursor over the area I get status message, when right click I get usual menu, left click opens app window.
The same with Wicd (you mean that network manager?) - app is working only no icon is displayed in the tray.
Thanks for trying to help! I really appreciate this.
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Interesting, on my system Wicd has displayed correctly all through the development of KDE 4.3 and continues into KDE 4.4.

Which graphics driver do you use? Could you please try the "vesa" driver?


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I didn't know that the problem could be so low-level. I use kde in multiseat configuration: two monitors, two keyboard, two mouses and two users working simultaneously. There are two X servers each running on different gpu. As I've just tested problem with icons isn't user dependent but rather graphic card dependent.
I have two nvidia graphic cards:
- mainboard integrated GeForce 8200 - chipset (here icon works, regardless of which user is logged in)
- PCIE GeForce 7300 GT (here icons are missing, also regardless of user).
Both X servers use nvidia driver (from nvidia.com version 185.18.36)

Didn't tested withe vesa driver yet, I will try this later.
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Please report that as an issue to NVidia, as if the bug was due to KDE's behaviour, it would occur on all graphic cards.


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Today's update of debian packages solved the problem. I'm not sure which exactly package made the difference, but nevertheless all icons in systray are visisble now.

 
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