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Bug#121331: knewsticker: crashes kicker on first startup

Package: knewsticker
Version: 4:2.2.2-1
Severity: normal

Hmm.  Okay, here's what happens.

I boot the computer.  I log into KDE which tries to restore my last
session.  My last session had kicker at the bottom of the screen, a
child panel at the top and a knewsticker applet in the child panel.
At the point at which KDE tries to restart knewsticker, the whole
process grinds to a halt, the session restoration eventually times out
and kicker is unusable (not responding to any input).  What knewsticker
actually seem to do is claim its space on the child panel, present the
arrow for the drop-down menu but not initialise the scrolling region in
any way (no preferred background colour, no scrolling news articles).
The network connection is up and running just fine.

I ctrl-alt-bksp out of X, log into KDE again and everything starts up
fine (knewsticker included).

The problem only seems to happen on the first KDE login after booting
the machine.  If I don't leave knewsticker open at the end of the
previous session, the session restoration works fine, i.e. one presumes
it's knewsticker causing the problem and not any of the other
apps/applets being started.

Let me know if you'd like more details on this.

Thanks - Ben.

-- System Information
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux espresso 2.4.14-686 #1 Fri Nov 9 22:25:26 EST 2001 i686

Versions of packages knewsticker depends on:
ii  kdebase                4:2.2.2-2         KDE core applications
ii  kdelibs3               4:2.2.2-2         KDE core libraries (runtime files)
ii  libc6                  2.2.4-6           GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libjpeg62              6b-4              The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libkdenetwork1         4:2.2.2-1         Common libraries needed for KDE ne
ii  libpng2                1.0.12-2          PNG library - runtime
ii  libqt2                 3:2.3.1-16        Qt GUI Library (runtime version).
ii  libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2 1:2.95.4-0.011006 The GNU stdc++ library
ii  xlibs                  4.1.0-9           X Window System client libraries
ii  zlib1g                 1:1.1.3-18        compression library - runtime

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