SLES10RC3 and Icon-lookup with KDE doesn't work as expected

Bastian, Waldo waldo.bastian at
Thu Jul 13 17:40:28 EEST 2006

That's It doesn't hurt to file
a bugreport against SLES10RC3 me thinks, maybe someone from suse fixes
it in KDE then.

Waldo Bastian
Linux Client Architect - Client Linux Foundation Technology
Channel Platform Solutions Group
Intel Corporation -
OSDL DTL Tech Board Chairman

>-----Original Message-----
>From: xdg-bounces at [mailto:xdg-
>bounces at] On Behalf Of Marcus Grassinger
>Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2006 5:02 AM
>To: xdg at
>Subject: SLES10RC3 and Icon-lookup with KDE doesn't work as expected
>Hi Folks,
>I'm evaluating whether KDE 3.5.1 (Level "a") respects the
>I concluded that it doesn't. Do you think that is due to
>SuSE-specific changes in the kde-configuration?
>The only time when icons get shown in KDE is when I place them in
>The variable XDG_DATA_DIRS is set by default to
>Do I understand the icon-lookup-spec correctly, assuming that kde
>should at least look in "/usr/local/share/icons/hicolor" when I
>place an "Icon=red"-entry in my *.desktop-file for example?
>Has anybody a clue how I can get KDE on SLES10RC3 (still beta) to
>respect the spec and look in at least the fallback
>Should I complain to SuSE, or isn't it worth the time and hassle?
>Best regards,
>  Marcus
>P.S.: On Sles9 it's the same behaviour, by the way.
>P.P.S: My top.desktop-File looks like this:
>[Desktop Entry]
>and is located at /usr/share/applications/sundc/top.desktop .
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