Bug 399216

Summary: No desktop icons, background image on primary screen (DP & HDMI combo)
Product: [Plasma] plasmashell Reporter: Ladislav Zitka <archenroot>
Component: generalAssignee: David Edmundson <kde>
Severity: normal CC: justin.zobel, kde, nate, plasma-bugs, serhiy.int
Priority: NOR    
Version: 5.12.5   
Target Milestone: 1.0   
Platform: Gentoo Packages   
OS: Linux   
Latest Commit: Version Fixed In:

Description Ladislav Zitka 2018-09-29 15:20:29 UTC
I use 2 40" screens with nvidia 1080 TI. One is connected via Display Port, second one via HDMI (I just didn't have another display port cable at time).

The issue only occurs when I start KDE session with both monitors connected at time of startup.

1. Connect one monitor via DP 
2. Connect second monitor via HDMI
3. Boot computer and start KDE session

background on main monitor (via DP) is black, no icons of desktop are visible. But main panel with start menu appears and it works as expected. On second monitor the background image is normally visible.

Desktop background and icons appears on main screen.

(available in About System)
KDE Plasma Meta Version: 5.12.5
KDE Plasma Version:  5.46.0
KDE Frameworks Version: Not sure which packages it is under Gentoo
Qt Version: 5.9.6

This is non-blocking issue.

Quick fix I do:
When I disconnect second (via HDMI) screen and boot, all is good and when at that moment I connect second screen, the desktop is resized corectly and all works as expected.
Comment 1 Serhiy Zahoriya 2018-10-22 23:54:12 UTC
Looks like at least related to https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=391531 if not a duplicate
Comment 2 Justin Zobel 2020-12-03 23:56:46 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 391531 ***
Comment 3 Nate Graham 2021-10-06 18:35:53 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 371717 ***
Comment 4 Nate Graham 2022-01-24 19:42:27 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 353975 ***