kmix doesnt start since upgrade to kde 4.5


Running openSUSE 11.3, installed a month ago, and the only change I did from the default install was to update to kde 4.5 (along with usual updates).

Since the upgrade, kmix doesn’t start. When I click it, I see the bouncy kmix icon, and a new slot is opened on the task bar which reads ‘kmix’, but it shows nothing, and after a minute or so it disappears, along with the kmix bouncy icon.

No error is given, so I tried to run from shell. This time when I try ‘kmix’ it does nothing at all (doesn’t appear in ‘jobs’).
However, when I try ‘sudo kmix’ I get this error :

unnamed app(7668): KUniqueApplication: Cannot find the D-Bus session server:  "/bin/dbus-launch terminated abnormally with the following error: Autolaunch error: X11 initialization failed.

unnamed app(7666): KUniqueApplication: Pipe closed unexpectedly.

I’m not sure if that’s helpful or not…
Besides kmix, sound works normal, and I can adjust sound volume with the volume indicator on the task-bar. Hmm… just noticed that the kmix icon is greyed when I right click on the volume indicator.

I’m on an HP pavilion DV7 laptop, 64 bit, 4GB memory, nVidia Geforce 9600M.

Any help will be appreciated :slight_smile:


Right-click in the system tray space, pick Configure System Tray / Settings, check the tabs in the settings, kmix should be checked, it’s icon should be set to ‘always show’

I tried changing the icon to ‘always show’ but it doesn’t have any effect.
But even if the icon was there, would this solve the problem of kmix failing to launch?


I suspect it’s running, you just can’t reach it, since it’s icon does not show up. We’re going to find out…:slight_smile:
Right after the start of the KDE desktop, open a terminal window and do:

ps -ea  |   grep kmix

This looks for “kmix” in the output of “ps -ea”, which shows all processes. It should show something like this:

 8250 ?        00:00:00 kmix

Please report the output here

Issue solved.

my output :

ori@linux-wxkd:~> ps -ea | grep kmix
 2586 ?        00:00:04 kmix

I guess you are right, because I found out how to access it!
After clicking on the volume indicator, there’s a ‘mixer’ button on the bottom (missed it before).
Clicking that open kmix.

Thanks alot!