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Bug 401183 - KDE 4.7 through to 4.10: no file tooltips in dolphin/konqueror with USE=-semantic-desktop
Summary: KDE 4.7 through to 4.10: no file tooltips in dolphin/konqueror with USE=-sema...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] KDE (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo KDE team
Whiteboard: fixed in 4.11
Keywords: InOverlay
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-01-28 13:49 UTC by PM
Modified: 2013-10-21 10:54 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---


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Description PM 2012-01-28 13:49:37 UTC
When you hover the mouse over a file/dir in dolphin/konqueror, a tooltip should appear showing a larger preview and some basic info. Since KDE 4.7 it doesn't. The only thing that happens is the mouse cursor changing to 'busy' state.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable "show tooltips" in dolphin/konqueror settings
2. Hover your mouse over a file/directory

Portage 2.2.0_alpha84 (default/linux/amd64/10.0/desktop, gcc-4.5.3, glibc-2.14.1-r2, 3.2.1-pf x86_64)
System uname: Linux-3.2.1-pf-x86_64-Intel-R-_Core-TM-2_Duo_CPU_E7400_@_2.80GHz-with-gentoo-2.1
Timestamp of tree: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:30:01 +0000
distcc 3.1 x86_64-pc-linux-gnu [disabled]
app-shells/bash:          4.2_p20
dev-java/java-config:     2.1.11-r3
dev-lang/python:          2.7.2-r3, 3.2.2
dev-util/cmake:           2.8.7-r1
dev-util/pkgconfig:       0.26
sys-apps/baselayout:      2.1
sys-apps/sandbox:         2.5
sys-devel/autoconf:       2.13, 2.68
sys-devel/automake:       1.4_p6-r1, 1.9.6-r3, 1.10.3, 1.11.2-r1
sys-devel/binutils:       2.22-r1
sys-devel/gcc:            4.4.6-r1, 4.5.3-r2
sys-devel/gcc-config:     1.5-r2
sys-devel/libtool:        2.4.2
sys-devel/make:           3.82-r3
sys-kernel/linux-headers: 3.2 (virtual/os-headers)
sys-libs/glibc:           2.14.1-r2
Repositories: gentoo multimedia bitcoin sunrise dupa
Installed sets: @system
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="amd64 ~amd64"
CFLAGS="-O2 -march=native -pipe -ggdb"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/share/config /usr/share/gnupg/qualified.txt /usr/share/themes/oxygen-gtk/gtk-2.0"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/ca-certificates.conf /etc/env.d /etc/env.d/java/ /etc/fonts/fonts.conf /etc/gconf /etc/gentoo-release /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/sandbox.d /etc/terminfo /etc/texmf/language.dat.d /etc/texmf/language.def.d /etc/texmf/updmap.d /etc/texmf/web2c"
CXXFLAGS="-O2 -march=native -pipe -ggdb"
EMERGE_DEFAULT_OPTS="--keep-going --quiet-build=n"
FEATURES="assume-digests binpkg-logs distlocks ebuild-locks fixlafiles installsources news parallel-fetch preserve-libs protect-owned sandbox sfperms splitdebug strict unknown-features-warn unmerge-logs unmerge-orphans userfetch"
FFLAGS="-O2 -march=native -pipe -ggdb"
LDFLAGS="-Wl,-O1 -Wl,--as-needed"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --stats --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages"
PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/usr/local/portage/layman/multimedia /usr/local/portage/layman/bitcoin /usr/local/portage/layman/sunrise /usr/local/portage/moje"
USE="X Xaw3d a52 aac aalib acl acpi alsa amd64 amr amrnb amrwb apng async audiofile automount avahi bash-completion berkdb bfq bineditor bluray branding bzip2 cairo cdda cddb cdparanoia cdr chdir cli consolekit cracklib crypt css cuda cups curl cxx dbus dirac disk-partition divx djvu dri dts dvd dvdr editor emboss emovix enca encode exchange exif faac faad fam fat ffmpeg fftw firefox firefox3 flac fontconfig fortran gd gdbm gdu geoip gif glitz gmedia gphoto2 gpm gtk hddtemp iconv id3 id3tag imagemagick inotify iostats ipod jpeg kde kde4 kdehiddenvisibility kipi kompare kpathsea kqemu ladspa lame laptop lastfm latex lcms libass libcaca libnotify libsamplerate lm_sensors lzma lzo mad matroska midi mjpeg mmap mmx mmxext mng modules mp3 mp3tunes mp4 mpeg mplayer mtp mudflap multilib musicbrainz ncurses networkmanager nls nptl nptlonly nsplugin ntfs nvidia ogg okteta openal opencore-amr opengl openmp optimized-qmake pam pango pch pcre pdf plasma png policykit portage ppds pppd private-headers pulseaudio qt3 qt3support qt4 qthelp raster readline realmedia roe scanner schroedinger sdl secure-delete sensord session shaders slang sndfile solver soundtouch sourceview sparse spell sse sse2 sse3 sse4 sse4a ssl ssse3 startup-notification suid svg swat symlink sysfs syslog tcpd theora threads tiff truetype udev unicode upnp usb vaapi vamp vcd vdpau vorbis webkit wifi wmf wmp wxwidgets wxwindows x264 xcb xcomposite xine xml xorg xscreensaver xv xvid xvmc zlib" ALSA_CARDS="ali5451 als4000 atiixp atiixp-modem bt87x ca0106 cmipci emu10k1x ens1370 ens1371 es1938 es1968 fm801 hda-intel intel8x0 intel8x0m maestro3 trident usb-audio via82xx via82xx-modem ymfpci" ALSA_PCM_PLUGINS="adpcm alaw asym copy dmix dshare dsnoop empty extplug file hooks iec958 ioplug ladspa lfloat linear meter mmap_emul mulaw multi null plug rate route share shm softvol" APACHE2_MODULES="actions alias auth_basic authn_alias authn_anon authn_dbm authn_default authn_file authz_dbm authz_default authz_groupfile authz_host authz_owner authz_user autoindex cache cgi cgid dav dav_fs dav_lock deflate dir disk_cache env expires ext_filter file_cache filter headers include info log_config logio mem_cache mime mime_magic negotiation rewrite setenvif speling status unique_id userdir usertrack vhost_alias" CALLIGRA_FEATURES="kexi words flow plan stage tables krita karbon braindump" CAMERAS="ptp2" COLLECTD_PLUGINS="df interface irq load memory rrdtool swap syslog" ELIBC="glibc" GPSD_PROTOCOLS="ashtech aivdm earthmate evermore fv18 garmin garmintxt gpsclock itrax mtk3301 nmea ntrip navcom oceanserver oldstyle oncore rtcm104v2 rtcm104v3 sirf superstar2 timing tsip tripmate tnt ubx" INPUT_DEVICES="evdev" KERNEL="linux" LCD_DEVICES="bayrad cfontz cfontz633 glk hd44780 lb216 lcdm001 mtxorb ncurses text" LINGUAS="pl" PHP_TARGETS="php5-3" QEMU_SOFTMMU_TARGETS="x86_64 i386" QEMU_USER_TARGETS="x86_64 i386" RUBY_TARGETS="ruby18" USERLAND="GNU" VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia" XTABLES_ADDONS="quota2 psd pknock lscan length2 ipv4options ipset ipp2p iface geoip fuzzy condition tee tarpit sysrq steal rawnat logmark ipmark dhcpmac delude chaos account"
Comment 1 Franz Trischberger 2012-01-28 15:57:57 UTC
Works here with kde-4.8.0, an worked throughout the whole versions before.
Which kde-style are you using? Does it help disabling the option and then reenabling it?
Comment 2 PM 2012-01-28 16:01:54 UTC
I'm using the Oxygen style. Disabling and re-enabling doesn't help. It also didn't work when I created a new user with default config.
Comment 3 David Kredba 2012-01-28 18:40:10 UTC
It is working for me with all the thumbnail "generators" enabled.
Comment 4 Johannes Huber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-01-28 23:44:19 UTC
Works for me too. Please report bugs about the software itself to
Comment 5 PM 2012-01-29 01:04:56 UTC
I normally would, I just figured they would know if they had such a bug in two consecutive major releases -- so it's likely some weird system issue. I hoped you guys could help me pin it down.
Comment 6 Maciej Mrozowski gentoo-dev 2012-02-03 22:43:22 UTC
I also never had a issue with those. Do you have Xinierama or some other dual screen configuration? (so that those tooltips would open on wrong screen).

There used to be tooltip issue, but it was fixed a *couple* of minor releases ago.
Comment 7 PM 2012-02-03 22:54:29 UTC
No, i don't have a dual screen setup. I should also note, that I have two different gentoo systems and both have this issue.
Comment 8 PM 2012-05-27 12:11:31 UTC
I ran into a forum thread ( ) with someone having the same problem. They've worked out it's probably caused by disabling the semantic-desktop USE flag. 

franzf says:
>I found out, that KIO::PreviewJob neither emits failed() nor gotPreview(), when kdelibs are built with -semantic-desktop, resulting in keeping Cursor in dolphin spinning. So probably a bug in kdelibs. I will see, if I can find the source.
Comment 9 PM 2012-05-27 12:17:36 UTC
Found an upstream bug:
Comment 10 PM 2012-05-27 12:58:53 UTC
I rebuilt kdelibs with semantic-desktop flag on and that made the bug go away, even though nepomuk is disabled in the KDE settings.
Comment 11 Johannes Huber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-06-01 10:36:42 UTC
Build option will be removed with 4.11
Comment 12 Johannes Huber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-10-21 10:54:27 UTC
Since 4.11 there are several places which requires semantic-desktop. Reported upstream, makes no sense to track this forever.