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Klauncher is not running anymore

#1 Postby smilliken » Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:14 pm

Over the past couple of months I've notice the icons in the lower right corner next to the time, would disappear or not even appear after a re-boot. It seems to be a hit and miss which would appear or not. but mostly the icons for wicd and the HP GUI.

Yesterday I installed Thunderbird 7 and removed Icedove 5, but in the process i ended up dragging the Icedove icon from the taskbar onto the desktop. I then changed the desktop view from "desktop" to "folder". I was able to delete the Icedove icon which would not delete prior to the change.

This morning, I was greeted with a large red "X" and stating the following

"Error launching /usr/share/applications/kde4/dolphin.desktop. Either KLauncher is not running anymore, or it failed to start the application."

Now, none of the icons are on the bottom right. Everything seems to work normal other that the icon problem and the error message.

I googled the problem and tried

$ dcopserver_shutdown
$ kdeinit

Now I did not receive any errors with those commands, nothing seems to have changed.

Still get the error on start up and no icons.
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Re: Klauncher is not running anymore

#2 Postby richb » Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:37 pm

I found this here:

http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_books/ ... #klauncher

klauncher is a daemon which is responsible for service activation within KDE. It operates in close connection with the kdeinit master process to start new processes. KDE applications communicate with klauncher over DCOP in order to start new applications or services.

Best known from the error message: KLauncher could not be reached via DCOP which either indicates a serious problem with the dcopserver or that klauncher crashed.

klauncher can be restarted by restarting kdeinit from a console window. Make sure that $ HOME , $ DISPLAY and the various $ KDEDIR(S) are set correctly when doing so!


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Re: Klauncher is not running anymore

#3 Postby smilliken » Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:12 pm

Running stock SM 11, but with the 2.6.39 kernel that Stevo built and in the CR
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Re: Klauncher is not running anymore

#4 Postby lucky9 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:48 am

You should not be able to 'drag' an icon from the Panel to anywhere except the Panel. And then only if you unlock widgets first.
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Re: Klauncher is not running anymore

#5 Postby Eadwine Rose » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:58 am

Have you also checked the system tray settings? Right click on where the icons are and it'll appear.

Then go to "entries" and check if they are on auto or visible or hidden and set them how you like.
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Re: Klauncher is not running anymore

#6 Postby smilliken » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:11 pm

lucky9 wrote:You should not be able to 'drag' an icon from the Panel to anywhere except the Panel. And then only if you unlock widgets first.


Well I did, and it came up as icedove.dekstop, I think.

Eadwine Rose wrote:Have you also checked the system tray settings? Right click on where the icons are and it'll appear.

Then go to "entries" and check if they are on auto or visible or hidden and set them how you like.


Attached are the only icons available. No wicd, hp gui, kmix, etc
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Re: Klauncher is not running anymore

#7 Postby Eadwine Rose » Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:48 pm

Weird because it should be there once started.
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Re: Klauncher is not running anymore

#8 Postby Utopia » Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:57 pm

You can read your /home/user/.kde/share/config/plasma-desktop-appletsrc file to find more information about your system tray. At the end, above the clock and calendar are the apps you're looking for.
Here's a part of my plasma-desktop-appletsrc:

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[Containments][3][Applets][7]
geometry=993,4,173,36
immutability=1

[Containments][3][Applets][7][Configuration]
DefaultAppletsAdded=true
Share=false
ShowApplicationStatus=true
ShowCommunications=true
ShowHardware=true
ShowSystemServices=true
ShowUnknown=true
alwaysShown=
hidden=

[Containments][3][Applets][7][Configuration][Applets][10]
geometry=6,6,24,24

[Containments][3][Applets][7][Configuration][Applets][10][PopupApplet]
DialogHeight=379
DialogWidth=308

[Containments][3][Applets][7][Configuration][Applets][10][Shortcuts]
global=

[Containments][3][Applets][7][Configuration][Applets][11]
geometry=0,6,24,24

[Containments][3][Applets][7][Configuration][Applets][11][Configuration][ExtenderItems][2]
extenderItemPosition=0
extenderTitle=

[Containments][3][Applets][7][Configuration][Applets][11][PopupApplet]
DialogHeight=83
DialogWidth=366

[Containments][3][Applets][7][Configuration][Applets][11][Shortcuts]
global=

[Containments][3][Applets][7][Configuration][Applets][81]
plugin=notifications

Kmix is special because it has it's own configuration file that affects it's visibility.
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Re: Klauncher is not running anymore

#9 Postby smilliken » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:57 pm

Thanks Henry, here is my file. Not really sure what I'm looking for

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[$Version]
update_info=plasma_popupapplet_fix_groups.upd:PlasmaPopupAppletFixGroups1

[Containments][1]
activity[$d]
alignToGrid[$d]
customIconSize[$d]
desktop[$d]
formfactor[$d]
geometry[$d]
immutability[$d]
lastDesktop[$d]
lastScreen[$d]
location[$d]
plugin[$d]
screen[$d]
sortColumn[$d]
wallpaperplugin[$d]
wallpaperpluginmode[$d]
zvalue[$d]

[Containments][1][Wallpaper][image]
slideTimer[$d]
slidepaths[$d]
userswallpapers[$d]
wallpaper[$d]
wallpapercolor[$d]
wallpaperposition[$d]

[Containments][17][Applets][20][Configuration]
animation.daysnames=1
animation.details=2
animation.duration=150
animation.icon=2
animation.page=1
custom.fontcolor.lowtemp=204,204,204
custom.fontcolor.normal=255,255,255
custom.fontcolor.shadows=0,0,0,100
custom.fontcolor.usage=true
custom.theme.background.enabled=false
custom.theme.enabled=false
custom.theme.file=
panel.forecast.days=4
panel.forecast.format=3
panel.layout.compact=false
panel.today.format=3
panel.tooltip.extended.enabled=true
panel.tooltip.extended.format=5
start delay=1
system.distance=2007
system.pressure=5007
system.speed=9001
system.temperature=6001
text.shadows=false
theme=naked
traverse locations=true
traverse locations timeout=10
update interval=30

[Containments][17][Applets][20][Configuration][locations]
city01=envcan,Calgary\\, AB,Canada,ca,,America/Edmonton
city02=envcan,Cranbrook\\, BC,Canada,ca,,America/Edmonton
city03=envcan,Kelowna\\, BC,Canada,ca,,America/Vancouver
city04=envcan,Lethbridge\\, AB,Canada,ca,,America/Edmonton
city05=envcan,Vancouver\\, BC,Canada,ca,,America/Vancouver
selected=1

[Containments][23][Applets][20][Configuration]
animation.daysnames=1
animation.details=2
animation.duration=150
animation.icon=2
animation.page=1
custom.fontcolor.lowtemp=204,204,204
custom.fontcolor.normal=255,255,255
custom.fontcolor.shadows=0,0,0,100
custom.fontcolor.usage=true
custom.theme.background.enabled=false
custom.theme.enabled=false
custom.theme.file=
panel.forecast.days=4
panel.forecast.format=3
panel.layout.compact=false
panel.today.format=3
panel.tooltip.extended.enabled=true
panel.tooltip.extended.format=5
start delay=1
system.distance=2007
system.pressure=5007
system.speed=9001
system.temperature=6001
text.shadows=false
theme=naked
traverse locations=true
traverse locations timeout=10
update interval=30

[Containments][23][Applets][20][Configuration][locations]
city01=envcan,Calgary\\, AB,Canada,ca,,America/Edmonton
city02=envcan,Cranbrook\\, BC,Canada,ca,,America/Edmonton
city03=envcan,Kelowna\\, BC,Canada,ca,,America/Vancouver
city04=envcan,Lethbridge\\, AB,Canada,ca,,America/Edmonton
city05=envcan,Vancouver\\, BC,Canada,ca,,America/Vancouver
selected=3

[Containments][24]
activity=Desktop
activityId=e39179a5-cd85-4530-a82c-d2eda33821d9
alignToGrid=true
customIconSize=32
desktop=-1
formfactor=0
geometry=1686,0,1680,1050
immutability=1
lastDesktop=-1
lastScreen=0
location=0
plugin=desktop
screen=0
sortColumn=6
wallpaperplugin=image
wallpaperpluginmode=SingleImage
zvalue=0

[Containments][24][Applets][20]
geometry=1311,25,273,255
immutability=1
plugin=yaWP
zvalue=0

[Containments][24][Applets][20][Configuration]
Share=false
animation.daysnames=1
animation.details=2
animation.duration=150
animation.icon=2
animation.page=1
custom.fontcolor.lowtemp=204,204,204
custom.fontcolor.normal=255,255,255
custom.fontcolor.shadows=0,0,0,100
custom.fontcolor.usage=true
custom.theme.background.enabled=false
custom.theme.enabled=false
custom.theme.file=
panel.forecast.days=4
panel.forecast.format=3
panel.layout.compact=false
panel.today.format=3
panel.tooltip.extended.enabled=true
panel.tooltip.extended.format=5
start delay=1
system.distance=2007
system.pressure=5007
system.speed=9001
system.temperature=6001
text.shadows=false
theme=naked
traverse locations=true
traverse locations timeout=10
update interval=30

[Containments][24][Applets][20][Configuration][locations]
city01=envcan,Calgary\\, AB,Canada,ca,,America/Edmonton
city02=envcan,Cranbrook\\, BC,Canada,ca,,America/Edmonton
city03=envcan,Kelowna\\, BC,Canada,ca,,America/Vancouver
city04=envcan,Lethbridge\\, AB,Canada,ca,,America/Edmonton
city05=envcan,Vancouver\\, BC,Canada,ca,,America/Vancouver
selected=3

[Containments][24][Wallpaper][image]
slideTimer=10
slidepaths=/usr/share/wallpapers/
userswallpapers=
wallpaper=/usr/share/wallpapers/underwater/
wallpapercolor=0,0,0
wallpaperposition=0

[Containments][3]
geometry=0,-61,1680,55

[Containments][3][Applets][11]
geometry=72,1,32,54
immutability=2

[Containments][3][Applets][11][LayoutInformation]
Order=2

[Containments][3][Applets][12]
geometry=108,1,32,54
immutability=2

[Containments][3][Applets][12][LayoutInformation]
Order=3

[Containments][3][Applets][13]
geometry=144,1,32,54
immutability=2

[Containments][3][Applets][13][LayoutInformation]
Order=4

[Containments][3][Applets][14]
geometry[$d]
immutability[$d]
plugin[$d]
zvalue[$d]

[Containments][3][Applets][14][Configuration]
Url[$d]

[Containments][3][Applets][14][LayoutInformation]
Order[$d]

[Containments][3][Applets][16]
geometry=216,1,1257,54
immutability=2
plugin=tasks
zvalue=25

[Containments][3][Applets][16][LayoutInformation]
Order=6

[Containments][3][Applets][19]
geometry=36,1,32,54
immutability=2
plugin=showdesktop
zvalue=10

[Containments][3][Applets][19][LayoutInformation]
Order=1

[Containments][3][Applets][21]
geometry=1648,1,32,54
immutability=2
plugin=calculator
zvalue=29

[Containments][3][Applets][21][Configuration]
Share=true

[Containments][3][Applets][21][LayoutInformation]
Order=9

[Containments][3][Applets][22]
geometry=180,1,32,54
immutability=2
plugin=icon
zvalue=26

[Containments][3][Applets][22][Configuration]
Url=file:///usr/share/applications/thunderbird.desktop

[Containments][3][Applets][22][LayoutInformation]
Order=5

[Containments][3][Applets][4]
geometry=0,1,32,54
immutability=2

[Containments][3][Applets][5]
geometry[$d]
immutability[$d]
plugin[$d]
zvalue[$d]

[Containments][3][Applets][5][LayoutInformation]
Order[$d]

[Containments][3][Applets][6]
geometry[$d]
immutability[$d]
plugin[$d]
zvalue[$d]

[Containments][3][Applets][6][LayoutInformation]
Order[$d]

[Containments][3][Applets][7]
geometry=1477,1,55,54
immutability=2
zvalue=32

[Containments][3][Applets][7][Configuration]
DefaultAppletsAdded=true

[Containments][3][Applets][7][Configuration][Applets][10]
geometry=6,6,24,24

[Containments][3][Applets][7][Configuration][Applets][10][PopupApplet]
DialogHeight=384
DialogWidth=330

[Containments][3][Applets][7][Configuration][Applets][11]
geometry=0,15,24,24

[Containments][3][Applets][7][Configuration][Applets][11][Configuration][ExtenderItems][2]
extenderItemPosition=0
extenderTitle=
groupCollapsed=false

[Containments][3][Applets][7][Configuration][Applets][11][PopupApplet]
DialogHeight=75
DialogWidth=135

[Containments][3][Applets][7][Configuration][Applets][81]
plugin=notifications

[Containments][3][Applets][7][Configuration][Applets][9]
geometry=83,28,24,24

[Containments][3][Applets][7][Configuration][Applets][9][Configuration]
Share=false

[Containments][3][Applets][7][Configuration][Applets][9][PopupApplet]
DialogHeight=338
DialogWidth=725

[Containments][3][Applets][7][LayoutInformation]
Order=7

[Containments][3][Applets][7][PopupApplet]
DialogHeight=82
DialogWidth=180

[Containments][3][Applets][8]
geometry=1536,1,108,54
immutability=2
zvalue=31

[Containments][3][Applets][8][Configuration]
Share=false
announceInterval=0
calendarType=locale
defaultTimezone=Local
displayHolidays=true
holidaysRegion=us_en-us
plainClockColor=255,255,255
plainClockFont=Arial,36,-1,5,50,0,0,0,0,0
showDate=true
showDay=true
showSeconds=false
showTimezone=false
showYear=false
timeZones=
timezone=Local
useCustomColor=false

[Containments][3][Applets][8][Configuration][ExtenderItems][1]
extenderItemPosition=0

[Containments][3][Applets][8][LayoutInformation]
Order=8

[Containments][3][Applets][8][PopupApplet]
DialogHeight=269
DialogWidth=244

[Containments][3][Configuration]
maximumSize=1680,55
minimumSize=1680,55

[General]
immutability=2


The sound works, just no icon. I went to the menu and started it, and icon appears in the taskbar.
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Re: Klauncher is not running anymore

#10 Postby smilliken » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:27 pm

Upate:

Turned off the Open GL effects and rebooted. The icons are back (see attached) and no error message on start up about klauncher.

Is there a correlation between the 2?
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