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[Fedora 24/KDE 4.14] Desktop icons scrambled/reorganized after updates

asked 2016-12-19 10:07:00 -0500

Nicolarge gravatar image

Hi Fedora fellows,

I'm having an annoying issue with my KDE desktop icons for the last week or so. After ANY update (using dnf), and reboot they reorganize in a totally random manner (mostly aligned on on or two row at the top of the screen). BUT not all of them (notice the Amarok icon at the bottom for example). There is no error message, no warning in any log file.

Normal/Expected desktop icon organization:image description

Scrambled icons after reboot: image description

The config set in the plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc file is not preserved (file overwritten after reboot): see file below

  • I have tried to regenerate the file from scratch > Same result
  • I have tried to use a backup version of the original file (saved after the fresh install) > Same result
  • I have tried to change the permission to prevent the file to er modified > Failed (load a default desktop)
  • I have tried to lock the icons position of the desktop and lock the widget > Same result

The layout of the desktop is set to "Folder view", showing the icons from the "Desktop folder", the icons are supposed to be locked in place and unsorted (these are the same settings as with the fresh install): image description

I have a fresh install (August 2016) Fedora 24 (up to date, kernel 4.8.14-200.fc24.x86_64), running with KDE 4.14.26. It was fine and working properly until this past week or so.

Any idea?

Thanks for your help guys.

plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc : image description

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answered 2017-01-09 08:32:22 -0500

Nicolarge gravatar image

Well, I was too optimistic. the issue is back (still here): Icons are scrambled after the restart following any update.

None of the packages I had listed in my previous comment have been updated since so I still don't know what causes the problem. Any ideas folks?

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btw today we got more updates, you may check system settings -> startup and shutdown -> session manager -> on login -> check "restore manually saved session" and save , after that save your session on leave tab of kick star menus. hope that may help something

sergiomb gravatar imagesergiomb ( 2017-01-09 12:42:45 -0500 )edit
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answered 2016-12-22 08:56:07 -0500

Nicolarge gravatar image

sergiomb, the timing of your reply is perfect. As I started my laptop this morning (after some updates yesterday), the icons were, again, all re-organized. Just about 30min ago, I had some new updates available. After running the updates, and a reboot, the icons remained in place (organized the way I want). It looks like one of the updated packages fixed the issue.

For information, if this can narrow down the problem, here the list of the few updates I've had this morning. One/some of them has/have, obviously, fixed the issue:

  • jovie-16.08.2-1.fc24.x86_64
  • jovie-libs-16.08.2-1.fc24.x86_64
  • kaccessible-16.08.2-1.fc24.x86_64
  • kaccessible-libs-16.08.2-1.fc24.x86_64
  • kmag-16.08.2-1.fc24.x86_64
  • kmousetool-16.08.2-1.fc24.x86_64
  • kmouth-16.08.2-1.fc24.x86_64
  • lz4-1.7.3-1.fc24.i686
  • lz4-1.7.3-1.fc24.x86_64

I believe that if someone is just starting having the same issue, it is very likely that some of these packages have been recently updated in your system. Downgrading them may then fix the issue before having to wait for the next available update.

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The issue has indeed been fixed since this last post of mine. One of these updates was definitively the one. Problem solved

Nicolarge gravatar imageNicolarge ( 2016-12-28 08:08:04 -0500 )edit
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answered 2016-12-21 22:28:19 -0500

sergiomb gravatar image

I think I had same problem, should be fixed now with new kde updates.

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