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Old 05-11-2005, 03:56 AM   #1
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Mysterious Tray Icon dissaperance - KDE

After a GAIM crash, my language indicator tray icon dissapeared, I tried fiddleing with the "Show indicator for single layout" option in my keyboard layouts, but to no avail.

After a reboot - the GAIM tray icon wouldn't show either and my Language indicator is still gone - any Ideas as to why this has happened and how I can solve it?

Old 05-11-2005, 10:27 AM   #2
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I get weird tray failures in KDE sometimes, too. It's usually because some process which was attached to the tray failed (in this case, GAIM, but for me it's often mail-notification), and screwed up some unrelated tray icon (in this case, the language indicator, for me it might be firefox running with alltray).

I would suggest opening KDE System Guard and using it to kill any GAIM and Language Indicator instances that may appear. You might be surprised to see a gaim instance running, but certain crashed applications often leave a zombie process behind. When this happens, the program is still considered to be running by the system, although it isn't running to the user perception.

Since KDE may very well be set to restore your previous session, this zombie process will be re-run even after a restart, so kill it. Then restart the Language Indicator; hopefully it will appear. Then you should be able to start GAIM and have it run normally for as long as it does before it crashes again (if it does).

Hope this helps.
Old 05-12-2005, 03:26 AM   #3
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Hmm... Tried that, I killed anything GAIM related, but still nothing.

I also tried disableing my ¨session restore¨ option and logging out and in, but to no avail.

I none of my programs are displaying their tray icons - I seemed to have lost tray icon functionallity - any Ideas?


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