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Old 05-24-2010, 10:46 PM   #1
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KNotify crashes often


On a brand new Slackware 13.1 right out of the box, KNotify crashes all the time. Since KDE wasn't compiled with debug on Slackware, it claims the crash debug info is worthless.

When I installed, I did a clean install, making sure to delete everything in ~/.kde except my kmail and kab[c]* so that I did not lose my contacts or email.

Anyone else experiencing this? Anyone know of any potential fixes?
 
Old 05-25-2010, 05:41 AM   #2
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Same here. It happens whenever I run any KDE-Apps within XFCE. Every now and then, when something calles for a notification, first the xfce-notify is displayed then after a few seconds a KDE crash dialog pops up saying that knotify has segfaulted. "chmod -x /usr/bin/knotify4" does help...
 
Old 05-25-2010, 10:06 AM   #3
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was just about to post the same problem when i read this. knotify crashes often and the notifications behaves inconsistently. sometimes it appears in the center of the screen and look different (i'm assuming it's libnotify because it looks a bit generic) and sometimes it appears on the top right corner (assuming it's knotify since the look is more consistent with kde)this is when the notifications usually crashes.
 
Old 05-28-2010, 05:31 PM   #4
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Downgrading back to Slackware 13.0. Problem solved.
 
Old 06-06-2010, 04:13 AM   #5
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Well, for what it's worth, I'm seeing this too. I use Fluxbox but I tried it on Xfce as well and it happens in both of those environments/window managers.

A lot of little things were fixed in various programs all over Slackware 13.1. I think reverting back is a little drastic. I don't believe this is a Slackware issue. It's upsteam. More KDE nonsense.

I should qualify that "nonsense" comment about KDE. They are moving in the right direction I just couldn't stand it anymore. I check it out once in a while and I use a lot of KDE apps but Fluxbox is more my style. The KDE 4 release made me realize this about myself.

I haven't been using Slackware 13.1 long enough to decide whether or not the Knotify crash notification is going to irritate me.
 
Old 06-06-2010, 08:29 AM   #6
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A lot of little things were fixed in various programs all over Slackware 13.1. I think reverting back is a little drastic. I don't believe this is a Slackware issue. It's upsteam. More KDE nonsense.
I love Slackware Linux, and can't say enough good about it. However, 13.1 day to day experience was a royal pain with knotify crashing so often (I use Kontact so it's basically always running) and having to revert back to pre-13.0 scripts to manually open LUKS and mount every time I wanted to sync my backups. So the day to day experience was too much pain to make 13.1 convincing for me.

I don't blame Pat, I blame up stream. Still, if these two problems get fixed in Slackware 13.1, I'll use it.
 
Old 06-06-2010, 12:41 PM   #7
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i managed to find a workaround for this problem: go to system tray settings and enable "application notifications". this way notifications appear on the system tray instead of an independent pop up box and that seems to avoid the crashes.
 
Old 06-14-2010, 05:07 AM   #8
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i managed to find a workaround for this problem: go to system tray settings and enable "application notifications". this way notifications appear on the system tray instead of an independent pop up box and that seems to avoid the crashes.
Does this cause your appointments for the day to not pop up? Does this prevent the calendar from popping up a notification window?

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Old 06-23-2010, 11:37 PM   #9
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I've been having this problem lately with KDE apps while running XFCE. Might be a coincidence, but I swapped my ATI HD4670 (radeon driver) for an NVidia GT220 (binary driver) about the same time I started having the knotify crashes. I've gotten a couple of notices that an audio device isn't available, which I think has something to do with the HDMI port on the GT220 that I didn't have before with the HD4670.

The knotify crashes seem to be happening while using Digikam. One solution I found was to open the KDE System Settings (also available under XFCE Settings menu), go to Look & Feel->Notifications->System Notifications, and select Digikam as the event source. I went through each entry and unchecked "Show a message in a popup" at the bottom. I figure I don't need KDE notifications firing when I'm using XFCE. Haven't had any more knotify crashes at least under Digikam so far.

Last edited by SpelledJ; 07-01-2010 at 02:03 PM. Reason: typo correction
 
Old 06-24-2010, 11:27 PM   #10
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This has been happening to me occasionally too. I use a few KDE apps within XFCE and the crash handler will pop up telling me knotify crashed. Its not the biggest inconvenience, as it never actually causes anything to stop working, its just a little annoying.
 
Old 06-30-2010, 10:09 PM   #11
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I think I may have found a solution (since i haven't seen KNotify crash in a few days):

In ~/.kde/share/config/knotifyrc:

Code:
[Sounds]
No sound=true
Use external player=true
Volume=100
Changed that from =false.
 
Old 01-08-2014, 05:18 AM   #12
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Thumbs up knotify crash solved

This is how I solved 'knotify crashing':
When I log in as user, after a fresh install I got this error: knotify crashes etc. Also no log in sound.In pclinuxos it is possible to log in as root and have a full functioning dekstop. Then, when I Logged in as root, no problems! And log in Sound. From there I created e new account (user) and logged in to that account: no problems, no crashes and log in sound. Next I completely removed the orriginal user account, restarted (just to be shure), recreated the orriginal user account: no more crashes and login-sound. Note: The account that had the knotify crash was an already existing account from former installations.

Last edited by rojoscho; 01-08-2014 at 05:23 AM.
 
Old 01-08-2014, 09:10 AM   #13
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This is how I solved 'knotify crashing': <snip>
You missed the part about this being a problem - 4 years ago.
 
  


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