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    Default Have loaded 11.4

    I have a problem with my ICONs on the desktop, the ones I dragged a copy to the Window on Desktop for the most used applications have a big fat ? mark in the middle. When I click on them, the real icon shows up then goes back to a ? mark. Anybody else having this problem?

    By the Way, the new 11.4 is so much faster on install and updating from the repositories. Much better on Installation and repository updates.!!!

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    I have a problem with my ICONs on the desktop, the ones I dragged a copy to the Window on Desktop for the most used applications have a big fat ? mark in the middle. When I click on them, the real icon shows up then goes back to a ? mark. Anybody else having this problem?

    By the Way, the new 11.4 is so much faster on install and updating from the repositories. Much better on Installation and repository updates.!!!
    Yes I saw this. I kept my old /home area from openSUSE 11.4 RC2, even though I did a clean install. I found I just had to go in and change the icon to something else or explicitly locate the icon file as a browse and then it would stick. The odd thing was that when selecting it (before trying to fix the icon display), you saw the old icon for just a flash. I presume this is a KDE issue of some sort and only for those of us that kept our old /home area or restored some data from a previous openSUSE version. Not all old icons are affected in this manner, just some of them.

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    Will Honea NNTP User

    Default Re: Have loaded 11.4

    jdmcdaniel3 wrote:

    >
    >> I have a problem with my ICONs on the desktop, the ones I dragged a copy
    >> to the Window on Desktop for the most used applications have a big fat
    >> ? mark in the middle. When I click on them, the real icon shows up then
    >> goes back to a ? mark. Anybody else having this problem?
    >>
    >> By the Way, the new 11.4 is so much faster on install and updating from
    >> the repositories. Much better on Installation and repository
    >> updates.!!! Yes I saw this. I kept my old /home area
    >> from openSUSE 11.4 RC2, even

    > though I did a clean install. I found I just had to go in and change
    > the icon to something else or explicitly locate the icon file as a
    > browse and then it would stick. The odd thing was that when selecting it
    > (before trying to fix the icon display), you saw the old icon for just a
    > flash. I presume this is a KDE issue of some sort and only for those of
    > us that kept our old /home area or restored some data from a previous
    > openSUSE version. Not all old icons are affected in this manner, just
    > some of them.


    Seems like most of my icons came back after the next boot without
    reselecting them if I got the flash reaction.

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    Default Re: Have loaded 11.4

    Quote Originally Posted by Will Honea View Post
    Seems like most of my icons came back after the next boot without
    reselecting them if I got the flash reaction.
    It's possible that they might have come back if you had just logged out of the KDE session, then started a new KDE session.

    I am seeing some flakiness in icons. Sometimes the speaker icon for sound does not appear. But if I hold the mouse where the icon should be, I can still get the sound controls.

    I think that problem is repeatable. I have the task bar set to auto-hide. When I first login, if I hold the mouse over the task bar (making it visible) before the sound for login has been heard, then the sound icon seems to not show up. I see the other icons move to make space for it, but it doesn't show. If I stay away from the task bar until after I have heard the initial sound, all is well. It's probably a timing problem somewhere.
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    Will Honea NNTP User

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    nrickert wrote:

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    > Will Honea;2305846 Wrote:
    >> Seems like most of my icons came back after the next boot without
    >> reselecting them if I got the flash reaction.

    > It's possible that they might have come back if you had just logged
    > out of the KDE session, then started a new KDE session.
    >
    > I am seeing some flakiness in icons. Sometimes the speaker icon for
    > sound does not appear. But if I hold the mouse where the icon should
    > be, I can still get the sound controls.
    >
    > I think that problem is repeatable. I have the task bar set to
    > auto-hide. When I first login, if I hold the mouse over the task bar
    > (making it visible) before the sound for login has been heard, then the
    > sound icon seems to not show up. I see the other icons move to make
    > space for it, but it doesn't show. If I stay away from the task bar
    > until after I have heard the initial sound, all is well. It's probably
    > a timing problem somewhere.


    That could well be timing. One thing I did for a second install was to
    disable ANY fancy video options for this old Nvidia card. If I don't use
    both nomodeset and irqpolling, I get messed up video on a couple of machines
    and those settings are pretty much required when booting the DVD for
    installation. Once I set things up that way I have no problems with video
    after installing the proprietary drivers an I can omit the irqpolling
    parameter for significant improvement in speed.

    As for the logoff/logon vs. reboot, I had to reboot anyway since the Nvidia
    drivers never seem to work just right until I do.

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