Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 513108
Icons gone from notification area
Last modified: 2009-07-27 09:31:30 EDT
Description of problem:
Icons are invisible in the notification area. They work fine otherwise.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Seems synchronous, should reproduce 100% elsewhere
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make sure you have the notification area (it has 3 dots in a vertical line)
Default desktop has it for username, volume control, etc.
2. Log in... There's only the space.
3. Click with right button into the space, you'll find things like
the volume control. It's there, only invisible.
Cannot see icons.
This started after F11. There was a time when icons were seen as corrupted
blobs of data, so at least it was evident that something was wrong.
In current version (see above) they are just absent.
The problem is present on Radeon and VESA, on AMD and Intel hardware,
so I'm certaint it's the core X server.
If you're not sure if anything should be in the notification (e.g.
workstation without sound), use IBus or SCIM input method
System->Preferences->Input Method. That pops an icon reliably.
Actually, it's a bug in the client-side windows patch in gtk.
For the record, reproduces on gtk2-2.17.5-1.fc12.x86_64.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 510249 ***