Bug 155620

Summary: icons multiplied on the desktop
Product: [Plasma] plasma4 Reporter: Sebastian Turzański <dpbasti>
Component: generalAssignee: Plasma Bugs List <plasma-bugs>
Severity: normal    
Priority: NOR    
Version: unspecified   
Target Milestone: ---   
Platform: unspecified   
OS: Linux   
Latest Commit: Version Fixed In:
Attachments: desktop view
~/Desktop dir content

Description Sebastian Turzański 2008-01-13 10:41:34 UTC
Version:           1.0 (using KDE 4.00.00 (KDE 4.0.0) "release 1.2", compiled sources)
Compiler:          gcc
OS:                Linux (i686) release

all the files I have in ~/ are shown with 4 icons in kde4 desktop - so for example i have a file

and i have 4 such icons with the same name on my kde4 desktop - see attachement
Comment 1 Sebastian Turzański 2008-01-13 10:42:14 UTC
Created attachment 22986 [details]
desktop view
Comment 2 Sebastian Turzański 2008-01-13 10:44:58 UTC
Created attachment 22987 [details]
~/Desktop dir content
Comment 3 Aaron J. Seigo 2008-01-13 12:25:53 UTC
can you please attach your plasma-appletsrc file? 

it says you compiled from source; was this from the 4.0.0 release tarballs?
Comment 4 Sebastian Turzański 2008-01-13 15:15:48 UTC
my kde4 is from opensuse 10.3 official rpms
Comment 5 Sebastian Turzański 2008-01-13 15:17:51 UTC
Created attachment 22991 [details]
Comment 6 Aaron J. Seigo 2008-01-13 19:40:38 UTC
there are four applets loaded for each of your icons in the appletsrc. could quite plasma (`kquitapp plasma` from a konsole), then move the plasma-appletsrc out of the way, then start up again and see if the icons duplicate? if not, then `kquitapp plasma` again and start plasma again, see if that duplicates them?

i haven't seen this on my system, so i'm not sure how to reproduce ... steps leading up to the duplication would be helpful.
Comment 7 Christopher Blauvelt 2008-01-13 19:48:29 UTC
What happens when you turn icons off and then turn them back on again?
Comment 8 Matthias Fehring 2008-01-17 14:23:18 UTC
I have the same problem. When i quit plasma through 'kquitapp plasma', then delete plasma-appltesrc and then startig plasma again, the icons appear only one time. When only quit plasma and restarting it, the icons get duplicated. Every time i log in, every icon appears in an new symbol. So, after the first login, every icon is there one time, after second login there are two, after the third three, and so on.

plasma --version
Qt: 4.3.3
KDE: 4.00.00 (KDE 4.0.0) "release 5.3"
Plasma-Arbeitsfläche: 0.0

This is on openSUSE 10.3 with the packages from the Build Service.

How can I turn the icons off?
Comment 9 Christopher Blauvelt 2008-01-17 16:39:22 UTC
What version are you using?  And see my questions above.
Comment 10 Matthias Fehring 2008-01-17 19:19:21 UTC
Ahm...yes, as I wrote:

openSUSE 10.3
plasma --version
Qt: 4.3.3
KDE: 4.00.00 (KDE 4.0.0) "release 5.3"
Plasma-Desktop: 0.0

Or do you need other version information?

I do not know how to turn the icons off. Is there a howto?
Comment 11 Matthias Fehring 2008-01-19 13:27:40 UTC
Ok, I found it, how to disable the icons, I overlook the configartion in the desktop configartion.

Wehn the icons are turned off and plasma is aborted an then restarted, and when I turn them on again, they are displayed only once.
Comment 12 Matthias Fehring 2008-01-19 13:57:30 UTC
Another notice: When the icons are duplicated and I turn the icons off, then are only the duplicated icons away, after turnig the icons on, they are back.
Comment 13 Sam 2008-01-21 17:39:41 UTC
I can confirm this bug.
Each time i start Kde 4.0 all icon plasmoids of the files in ~/desktop are duplicated.
After a few reboots the whole desktop is full of icons.
I already deleted the plasma-appltesrc, plasmarc 
and the ~/.kde4/share/apps/plasma directory.
In my opinion the most annoying bug in KDE 4.0.

I'm using the opensuse 10.3 RPMs
The bug was there in the first 4.0 rpms and is still there in the rpms i updated today.

@Christopher: What exactly do you mean with turning icons off and on?
Comment 14 Sam 2008-01-21 17:55:01 UTC
Oh i see. Same results as explained by Matthias here.
Comment 15 Christopher Blauvelt 2008-01-22 03:00:41 UTC
I don't see this behaviour at all.  Perhaps it's a bug specific to the Suse build?  Is anyone with a non-Suse build having these problems? 
Comment 16 Matthias Fehring 2008-01-22 16:24:59 UTC
I had search this bug in Novell's bugzilla, but I did not found it. But I found this entry in a german ubuntu forum:


They have the same problem.
Comment 17 Sam 2008-01-22 17:46:05 UTC
Yes it seems that several ubuntu users face the same bug.

This fixed the problem (temporary) for me:
Let the icons duplicate one time. Then deactivate "Show icons".
The duplicated icons are still there. But are of course not updated when new files are copied in ~/desktop.
Comment 18 Gabriel C 2008-01-22 18:00:12 UTC
Probably the result of the crazy kde3/kde4 mix of package Suse and Kubuntu has.

I cannot reproduce that bug at all on a pure KDE4 installation nor on my mixed one with kde3-libs so I really think is a packaging issue.
Comment 19 Sam 2008-01-24 00:40:56 UTC
Ok what should we do? Report this bug to the opensuse packagers?
Comment 20 Aaron J. Seigo 2008-01-25 00:25:19 UTC
this has since been fixed in trunk/
Comment 21 Sebastian Turzański 2008-02-18 12:54:08 UTC
hmm strange I still seam to have this problem on 4.0.1 can anybody confirm?
Comment 22 Sebastian Turzański 2008-02-18 12:55:23 UTC
maybe one of you  devs wants to test it via NXclient? I can give You user and pass if You e-mail me
Comment 23 Sebastian Sauer 2008-02-18 22:46:14 UTC
step 1 of 2: reopen the bug
Comment 24 Sebastian Sauer 2008-02-18 22:47:33 UTC
step 2 of 2: mark it as duplicate of bug #155241

at Sebastian Turzański
yes, it seems one part of the fix was missing in the 4.0-branch, but that got fixed and at 4.0.2 it should work as expected :)

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 155241 ***