KDE 4.2.2 unkillable new device dialog
I have posted a similar question on the KDE community list, and gotten some help, but no resolution to the issue. I think it is Debian-specific. I'm having an issue with the device notifier. This box is a c2d/4GB
with an nVidia 8600GT (running the nvidia drivers) running Debian/sid.
It was upgraded from kde 3.5.10 to kde 4.1.x (from experimental) and is currently running kde 4.2.2-2.
When I plug a USB device in to the hub (thumb drive, USB hard drive,
mp3 player), it pops up a kde3-style dialog box stating "A new device
has been detected...What would you like to do?" which gives me the
options "open in Dolphin," "download pictures with digicam," or "do
However, I cannot do anything with this dialog box. I can't select any
of the options, click Ok, Cancel, or even close the dialog using the
kde close button. In order to get rid of the dialog, I have to log out
and back in. I can manually mount the device from the command line. Note that I had a very similar setup on a laptop, and did not display this behavior.
The other day, I tried to burn a CD. I inserted a blank into the drive, and
started k3b. The splash screen came up, and it went gray. I couldn't
get rid of it, not even with a pkill -9 k3b.
I was running kde 4.2.2-2 on Debian/sid on my laptop before I had to turn it in, and didn't have any problems.
It was suggested that part of kde 3.5 was still installed on the machine, and I do have libs, etc. because I obviously have kde3 apps still installed, like k3b and amarok. bcooksley, a kde dev, suggested that the apps are waiting for I/O, which is one of the few ways to make an application "unkillable.
I did have a bunch of old .DCOP sockets in my home directory, but deleted them, and the behavior persists. I also noticed that when I plugged in a device, it started up
gvfs-gphoto2-volume-monitor, which appear to be decidedly non-kde.
Any idea why this strange behavior is occurring on my system and what I can do to fix it?