Bug#237184: knotes: spawns [Actions] and [Display] notes on startup
On [10/03/04 8:44], Christoph Pohl wrote:
> Package: knotes
> Version: 4:3.2.1-1
> Severity: important
> Tags: sid
> I start knotes immediately at login. However, since the recent update to KDE
> 3.2.1 in Debian Sid, it suddenly spawns 4 small, empty, black-colored notes,
> titled '[Actions]' and '[Display]', 2 of each kind.
> I have not the faintest idea where they come from but I consider this an
> *important* bug since it renders the whole package unusable to me. (I'm
> heavily using knotes in combination with kpilot, so my Palm is flooded as
> well by those strange notes.)
I've also experienced the same bug with knotes after I upgraded KDE. I
then tried to debug that problem to try to fix the problem. I therefor
looked into .kde/share/apps/knotes. Trying to just remove the empty
notes and changing notes.ics didn't solve the problem. But after looking
more closely at notes.ics, I noticed that the format of the notes
changed. So I copied notes.ics into an extra directory and removed all
the empty entries. I then removed all files in .kde/share/apps/knotes.
After that I started knotes again, recreated all my notes one by one
with knotes. After that I stopped and restarted knotes various times and
it seemed that the problem was fixed. Today when I logged into KDE, I
didn't see lots of notes with "[Actions]" or "[Display]" entries, but
only the ones I created. So I would suggest that method as a temporary
measure to fix knotes. I think the upstream authors should really take a
close look at the way knotes handles the upgrade of old notes, since it
seems that something is broken there.
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