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Old 06-19-2005, 09:55 PM   #1
Zaventh
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Blank system tray Icon after KDE Upgrade


Hello,

I just upgraded KDE on FC3 from 3.3 to 3.4.1 and now after I log in there is always a blank tray icon. It appears to be just a gray square. Clicking does nothing These kinds of things really annoy me

Anyway I am somewhat of a linux newbie... is there any process I can look for? startup program calls to check? I've tried exiting every application but still it remains.
 
Old 06-19-2005, 10:08 PM   #2
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Actually I just discovered the blank icon is the root keys icon. When I auth as root, the keys appear in the empty space (althought I can still the ALMOST transparent gray box around it as well as on some of my other tray icons??) Why would this be? How to go about resolving it?
 
Old 06-25-2005, 10:23 AM   #3
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I had this problem too and just managed to fix it. I run with a transparent panel - a blank grey sqaure for no good reason is irritating.

Having fixed it I can't now find the link that gave me the clue or post the output of the commands, but try this -

1] Fire up a terminal
2]
Code:
$ ps ax | grep pam | grep icon
3] Hopefully you'll get one process listed. You'll want the number at the start of that line, that's the PID, replace the PID in the next command with that number.
4]
Code:
$ kill -TERM PID

HTH.
 
  


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