Version: (using KDE 4.3.0)
Installed from: Ubuntu Packages
I reproduced this with
sudo aptitude install arora
krunner shows the _command_ arora (i.e. with a generic cog icon), but it doesn't show the application and it's specific icon.
The Kickoff search box does not suffer from the same problem.
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Screenshot of the problem
Here's a screenshot after performing the steps above.
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And here's why I added the qualifier "reliably": this screenshot taken 5 minutes later shows the problem occurring again, but...
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...after deleting a few letters and re-typing them, the real Arora icon shows up. Funky.
This sounds like kbuildsyscoca4 is not run after installing arora (since it is
not a kde app maybe?).
Can you reproduce with another application?
It could then be possibly a distribution issue.
Alan, could you tell us which kernel version are (and were) you using?
Thanks for the interest. I tried again with arora, kmail, and korganizer; the same thing seems to happen with all of them.
It doesn't happen with programs which I already have installed (firefox, konqueror, akregator, systemsettings).
Kernel version is 2.6.31-16-generic.
My KDE version on the same machine is now 4.3.2.
This is known problem in the KIO file change class, in conjunction with an inotify behaviour change in kernel 2.6.31 (and 32 too, maybe).
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 207361 ***