Occasionally, Beep-Media-Player simply disappears from the KDE taskbar. Once this occurs, its not possible to minimize the application by clicking on the minimize button in the application window. I'm using Beep 0.9.6.1-r1 and KDE 3.2.3.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start up Beep in KDE 3.2.3
2. Allow program to run, while playing music.
3. Occasionally, Beep's taskbar entry will disappear.
Beep's taskbar entry sometimes disappears and then the application will no
Remained in the taskbar and minimize functionality continued to work.
Portage 2.0.50-r9 (default-x86-2004.0, gcc-3.3.2, glibc-2.3.2-r9, 2.6.6-rc1)
System uname: 2.6.6-rc1 i686 AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2200+
Gentoo Base System version 1.4.9
CFLAGS="-O3 -march=athlon-xp -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb /usr/kde/2/share/config
/usr/kde/3.2/share/config /usr/kde/3/share/config /usr/lib/mozilla/defaults/pref
/usr/share/texmf/tex/platex/config/ /usr/share/texmf/xdvi/ /var/qmail/control"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/gconf /etc/terminfo /etc/env.d"
CXXFLAGS="-O3 -march=athlon-xp -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
FEATURES="autoaddcvs ccache sandbox"
USE="3dnow X aalib alsa apm arts avi berkdb bonobo cdr crypt cups dvd encode esd
foomaticdb gdbm ggi gif gnome gpm gtk gtk2 gtkhtml imlib java jpeg kde ldap
libg++ libwww mad mikmod mmx motif mozilla mpeg mysql ncurses nls oggvorbis
opengl oss pam pdflib perl png python qt quicktime readline sdl slang spell ssl
svga tcltk tcpd tetex truetype x86 xml2 xmms xv zlib"
I'll try to find out if something specific is causing this to occur (ie. a certain type of mp3 such as VBR, joint stereo, mono, etc. If I find anything more, I'll explain here.
It probably isn't related to the media that is playing...
I'm curious... what was your last-good state? Was it updating kde that broke beep, or did upgrading beep cause this? If you just started using beep, can you try an older version and possibly a different WM?
I wouldn't have thought the type of media had anything to do w/ this issue, except for the existence of a bug I reported earlier in which VBR mp3's cause beep's entry in the KDE taskbar to flicker.
Its likely that the type of media isn't related, but I just thought its a possibility.
I believe I was running kde 3.2.3 (out of unstable then) prior to installing Beep, but I am not sure... is there a log file I can check to see when I merged each of them respectively?
/var/log/emerge.log should contain the complete history of your emerges
closing due to lack of response...