On every install of KDE 4 I’ve ever done the BbalL widget hasn’t
appeared to work. I just updated to KDE 4.2 (on openSUSE 11.1) and it is
still invisible by default. I have a virtual machine running openSUSE
11.1 and KDE 4.2 and it’s invisible there too.
The widget is installed as part of the kde4-plasma-addons package and
there’s a file called /usr/share/kde4/apps/bball/bball.svgz which is
presumably supposed to the image used by default.
I decided to poke around a bit and noticed that in the dialogue for
specifying your own image the file types it filters the to include svg
but does NOT include .svgz. If I create
/usr/share/kde4/apps/bball/bball.svg by using
then try adding an instance of the BbalL widget then the ball is now
I cannot find any mention this problem and yet in my experience it has
always been there. Does anyone else see this problem? I’m wondering if I
ought to file a bug report.
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