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uomocattivo English 15 uomocattivo [Read]
16 August 2012 à 20:39

uomocattivo, Wednesday 30 May 2012 à 14:12


Subscription date : 28 July 2011
Messages : 18
Last 3.0.1 version on OpenSuSE 12.1 x 64,OpenGL with Nvidia GF 8300 and lastest Nvidia 295.xx proprietarity drivers, KDE4 4.8 environment, monitor 1920x1080. I am really happy with cairo-dock - rock stable, beautiful and very useful . Two issues I have problem with.
First : Cairo-dock with/without OpenGl slows performance of KDE4 - 4.8 (with KDE4 desktop effects turned on) in general . (The same with previous KDE4 versions.)
Second is with Amarok 2.xx. The cairo-dock media launcher doesn't catch the album. Clicking on the media player put the playing on pause as expected , but the second clicking doesn't make the player to play.
Any fixing will be welcome. Thanks.

matttbe, Wednesday 30 May 2012 à 18:52


Subscription date : 24 January 2009
Messages : 12573
Hello and thank you for this bug report,

Cairo-dock with/without OpenGl slows performance of KDE4 - 4.8 (with KDE4 desktop effects turned on) in general . (The same with previous KDE4 versions.)
Can you explain more?
E.g, if I'm launching glxgears with or without the dock, I've the same result.

Second is with Amarok 2.xx. The cairo-dock media launcher doesn't catch the album.
I fix a bug with Amarok in the 3.0.1 version but there is maybe something else. Can you install d-feet, launch it (as well as Amarok2), connect to the session bus, then click on org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.amarok / /org/mpris/MediaPlayer2 / org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.Player / Properties / Metadata. Now you should see a long list with information about the current song: can you check that you have something like that:
(...), dbus.String(u'mpris:artUrl'):dbus.String(u'file:///path/to/an/image.xyz', variant_level=1), (...)
Can you also check that the file exists (here, it's /path/to/an/image.xyz)?

If you disable and re-enable the applet when a music is playing, do you see the right cover? If yes, can you launch the dock with this command and post all output messages that you'll have when you change music (only when the dock doesn't display the cover but there is a cover in Amarok)?
cairo-dock -l debug --colors | sed -n "/musicPlayer\// {N;p;}"

uomocattivo, Saturday 02 June 2012 à 21:10


Subscription date : 28 July 2011
Messages : 18
Thanks for the answer.
1.Amarok2 :
I have installed the d-feet and as you'd described I found the long line as expected. On restarting the cairo-dock with playing Amarok2 the media launcher caught the cover at playing track, on next track the cover get lost, none of the next tracks made the cover to reappear. Switching on and off the media applet didn't make the cover to reappear (The directory holds album covers also every track has a pic in the metadata). Here is the command line output:
two@linux:~> cairo-dock -l debug --colors | sed -n "/musicPlayer\// {N;p;}"
cairo_dock_instanciate_module (/home/two/.config/cairo-dock/current_theme/plug-ins/musicPlayer/musicPlayer.conf)
message : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-init.c:init:67)
init (/home/two/.config/cairo-dock/current_theme/plug-ins/musicPlayer/musicPlayer.conf)
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-rhythmbox.c:cd_musicplayer_register_rhythmbox_handler:336)
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-musicplayer.c:cd_musicplayer_set_current_handler:435)
cd_musicplayer_set_current_handler (Amarok 2)
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-musicplayer.c:cd_musicplayer_set_current_handler:455)
We check this MPRIS2 service: org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.amarok
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-draw.c:cd_musicplayer_apply_status_surface:204)
cd_musicplayer_apply_status_surface (0)
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-musicplayer.c:_on_detect_mpris2:419)
MPRIS2 presence on the bus: 1
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-musicplayer.c:_on_name_owner_changed:327)
_on_name_owner_changed (org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.amarok, 1)
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-musicplayer.c:_on_name_owner_changed:334)
the MPRIS2 service is now on the bus, it has priority
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-musicplayer.c:_on_name_owner_changed:338)
our current handler is not the MPRIS2 one, stop it and use the latter instead
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-musicplayer.c:cd_musicplayer_stop_current_handler:198)
MP : stopping Amarok 2
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-musicplayer.c:cd_musicplayer_launch_handler:145)
cd_musicplayer_launch_handler (Mpris2, (null))
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-mpris2.c:cd_mpris2_start:615)
cd_mpris2_start ()
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-musicplayer.c:_on_got_desktop_entry:287)
got desktop-entry 'kde4-amarok' from the service 'org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.amarok'
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-mpris2.c:_on_got_playing_status:116)
=== _on_got_playing_status ()
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-mpris2.c:_on_got_song_infos:307)
=== _on_got_song_infos ()
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-mpris2.c:_extract_metadata:234)
Length: 196
message : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-mpris2.c:_extract_metadata:246)
cArtist <- Antonella Ruggiero
message : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-mpris2.c:_extract_metadata:257)
cAlbum <- Genova,La Superba
message : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-mpris2.c:_extract_metadata:268)
cTitle <- Luna nuova sul fuji-yama
message : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-mpris2.c:_extract_metadata:281)
cUri <- file:///mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA%20RUGGIERO/Discografia%20Antonella%20Ruggiero/2007%20-%20Antonella%20Ruggiero%20-%20Genova.La.Superba/06%20-%20Antonella%20Ruggiero%20-%20Luna%20nuova%20sul%20fuji-yama.mp3
message : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-mpris2.c:_extract_metadata:289)
iTrackNumber <- 6
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-cover.c:cd_musicplayer_set_cover_path:246)
cd_musicplayer_set_cover_path ((null) -> )
message : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-draw.c:cd_musicplayer_update_icon:41)
cd_musicplayer_update_icon (uri : file:///mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA%20RUGGIERO/Discografia%20Antonella%20Ruggiero/2007%20-%20Antonella%20Ruggiero%20-%20Genova.La.Superba/06%20-%20Antonella%20Ruggiero%20-%20Luna%20nuova%20sul%20fuji-yama.mp3 / title : Luna nuova sul fuji-yama)
Track n° 6, Song n° 1/0, /usr/share/cairo-dock/plug-ins/musicPlayer/icon.png, 0, 0, 0 (14ffae0;84bf00))
message : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-3.0.1/src/gldit/cairo-dock-backends-manager.c:cairo_dock_set_dialog_decorator_by_name:414)
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-draw.c:cd_musicplayer_apply_status_surface:204)
cd_musicplayer_apply_status_surface (1)
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-cover.c:_find_cover_in_common_dirs:39)
MP - test de /mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA RUGGIERO/Discografia Antonella Ruggiero/2007 - Antonella Ruggiero - Genova.La.Superba/Antonella Ruggiero - Genova,La Superba.jpg
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-cover.c:_find_cover_in_common_dirs:44)
MP - test de /mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA RUGGIERO/Discografia Antonella Ruggiero/2007 - Antonella Ruggiero - Genova.La.Superba/cover.jpg
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-cover.c:_find_cover_in_common_dirs:49)
MP - test de /mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA RUGGIERO/Discografia Antonella Ruggiero/2007 - Antonella Ruggiero - Genova.La.Superba/Cover.jpg
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-cover.c:_find_cover_in_common_dirs:54)
MP - test de /mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA RUGGIERO/Discografia Antonella Ruggiero/2007 - Antonella Ruggiero - Genova.La.Superba/cover.jpeg
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-cover.c:_find_cover_in_common_dirs:59)
MP - test de /mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA RUGGIERO/Discografia Antonella Ruggiero/2007 - Antonella Ruggiero - Genova.La.Superba/album.jpg
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-cover.c:_find_cover_in_common_dirs:64)
MP - test de /mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA RUGGIERO/Discografia Antonella Ruggiero/2007 - Antonella Ruggiero - Genova.La.Superba/albumart.jpg
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-cover.c:_find_cover_in_common_dirs:69)
MP - test de /mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA RUGGIERO/Discografia Antonella Ruggiero/2007 - Antonella Ruggiero - Genova.La.Superba/folder.jpg
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-cover.c:cd_musicplayer_check_size_is_constant:106)
MP: file size: 28221
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-cover.c:cd_musicplayer_check_size_is_constant:106)
MP: file size: 28221
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-draw.c:cd_musiplayer_apply_cover:256)
cd_musiplayer_apply_cover (/mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA RUGGIERO/Discografia Antonella Ruggiero/2007 - Antonella Ruggiero - Genova.La.Superba/folder.jpg)
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-mpris2.c:on_properties_changed:383)

debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-mpris2.c:_extract_metadata:234)
Length: 256
message : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-mpris2.c:_extract_metadata:246)
cArtist <- Antonella Ruggiero
message : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-mpris2.c:_extract_metadata:257)
cAlbum <- Genova,La Superba
message : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-mpris2.c:_extract_metadata:268)
cTitle <- Una miniera
message : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-mpris2.c:_extract_metadata:281)
cUri <- file:///mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA%20RUGGIERO/Discografia%20Antonella%20Ruggiero/2007%20-%20Antonella%20Ruggiero%20-%20Genova.La.Superba/07%20-%20Antonella%20Ruggiero%20-%20Una%20miniera.mp3
message : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-mpris2.c:_extract_metadata:289)
iTrackNumber <- 7
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-cover.c:cd_musicplayer_set_cover_path:246)
cd_musicplayer_set_cover_path (/mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA RUGGIERO/Discografia Antonella Ruggiero/2007 - Antonella Ruggiero - Genova.La.Superba/folder.jpg -> )
message : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-draw.c:cd_musicplayer_update_icon:41)
cd_musicplayer_update_icon (uri : file:///mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA%20RUGGIERO/Discografia%20Antonella%20Ruggiero/2007%20-%20Antonella%20Ruggiero%20-%20Genova.La.Superba/07%20-%20Antonella%20Ruggiero%20-%20Una%20miniera.mp3 / title : Una miniera)
Track n° 7, Song n° 1/0, /usr/share/cairo-dock/plug-ins/musicPlayer/icon.png, 0, 0, 0 (14ffae0;84bf00))
message : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-3.0.1/src/gldit/cairo-dock-backends-manager.c:cairo_dock_set_dialog_decorator_by_name:414)
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-draw.c:cd_musicplayer_apply_status_surface:204)
cd_musicplayer_apply_status_surface (1)
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-cover.c:_find_cover_in_common_dirs:39)
MP - test de /mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA RUGGIERO/Discografia Antonella Ruggiero/2007 - Antonella Ruggiero - Genova.La.Superba/Antonella Ruggiero - Genova,La Superba.jpg
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-cover.c:_find_cover_in_common_dirs:44)
MP - test de /mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA RUGGIERO/Discografia Antonella Ruggiero/2007 - Antonella Ruggiero - Genova.La.Superba/cover.jpg
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-cover.c:_find_cover_in_common_dirs:49)
MP - test de /mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA RUGGIERO/Discografia Antonella Ruggiero/2007 - Antonella Ruggiero - Genova.La.Superba/Cover.jpg
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-cover.c:_find_cover_in_common_dirs:54)
MP - test de /mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA RUGGIERO/Discografia Antonella Ruggiero/2007 - Antonella Ruggiero - Genova.La.Superba/cover.jpeg
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-cover.c:_find_cover_in_common_dirs:59)
MP - test de /mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA RUGGIERO/Discografia Antonella Ruggiero/2007 - Antonella Ruggiero - Genova.La.Superba/album.jpg
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-cover.c:_find_cover_in_common_dirs:64)
MP - test de /mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA RUGGIERO/Discografia Antonella Ruggiero/2007 - Antonella Ruggiero - Genova.La.Superba/albumart.jpg
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-cover.c:_find_cover_in_common_dirs:69)
MP - test de /mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA RUGGIERO/Discografia Antonella Ruggiero/2007 - Antonella Ruggiero - Genova.La.Superba/folder.jpg
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-mpris2.c:on_properties_changed:383)

debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-mpris2.c:_extract_metadata:234)
Length: 215
message : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-mpris2.c:_extract_metadata:246)
cArtist <- Antonella Ruggiero
message : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-mpris2.c:_extract_metadata:257)
cAlbum <- Genova,La Superba
message : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-mpris2.c:_extract_metadata:268)
cTitle <- Guarda se io
message : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-mpris2.c:_extract_metadata:281)
cUri <- file:///mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA%20RUGGIERO/Discografia%20Antonella%20Ruggiero/2007%20-%20Antonella%20Ruggiero%20-%20Genova.La.Superba/08%20-%20Antonella%20Ruggiero%20-%20Guarda%20se%20io.mp3
message : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-mpris2.c:_extract_metadata:289)
iTrackNumber <- 8
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-cover.c:cd_musicplayer_set_cover_path:246)
cd_musicplayer_set_cover_path (/mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA RUGGIERO/Discografia Antonella Ruggiero/2007 - Antonella Ruggiero - Genova.La.Superba/folder.jpg -> )
message : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-draw.c:cd_musicplayer_update_icon:41)
cd_musicplayer_update_icon (uri : file:///mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA%20RUGGIERO/Discografia%20Antonella%20Ruggiero/2007%20-%20Antonella%20Ruggiero%20-%20Genova.La.Superba/08%20-%20Antonella%20Ruggiero%20-%20Guarda%20se%20io.mp3 / title : Guarda se io)
Track n° 8, Song n° 1/0, /usr/share/cairo-dock/plug-ins/musicPlayer/icon.png, 0, 0, 0 (14ffae0;84bf00))
message : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-3.0.1/src/gldit/cairo-dock-backends-manager.c:cairo_dock_set_dialog_decorator_by_name:414)
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-draw.c:cd_musicplayer_apply_status_surface:204)
cd_musicplayer_apply_status_surface (1)
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-cover.c:_find_cover_in_common_dirs:39)
MP - test de /mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA RUGGIERO/Discografia Antonella Ruggiero/2007 - Antonella Ruggiero - Genova.La.Superba/Antonella Ruggiero - Genova,La Superba.jpg
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-cover.c:_find_cover_in_common_dirs:44)
MP - test de /mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA RUGGIERO/Discografia Antonella Ruggiero/2007 - Antonella Ruggiero - Genova.La.Superba/cover.jpg
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-cover.c:_find_cover_in_common_dirs:49)
MP - test de /mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA RUGGIERO/Discografia Antonella Ruggiero/2007 - Antonella Ruggiero - Genova.La.Superba/Cover.jpg
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-cover.c:_find_cover_in_common_dirs:54)
MP - test de /mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA RUGGIERO/Discografia Antonella Ruggiero/2007 - Antonella Ruggiero - Genova.La.Superba/cover.jpeg
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-cover.c:_find_cover_in_common_dirs:59)
MP - test de /mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA RUGGIERO/Discografia Antonella Ruggiero/2007 - Antonella Ruggiero - Genova.La.Superba/album.jpg
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-cover.c:_find_cover_in_common_dirs:64)
MP - test de /mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA RUGGIERO/Discografia Antonella Ruggiero/2007 - Antonella Ruggiero - Genova.La.Superba/albumart.jpg
debug : (/home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/cairo-dock-plugins-3.0.1/musicPlayer/src/applet-cover.c:_find_cover_in_common_dirs:69)
MP - test de /mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA RUGGIERO/Discografia Antonella Ruggiero/2007 - Antonella Ruggiero - Genova.La.Superba/folder.jpg


I did several repeatings, always the same result.

2. KDE4 performance : All the common operations like showing the panel (autohide function is on), kickoff menu freeze for a fraction of a moment before get executed. Scrolling in a browser or a file manager directory with lots of items in it also produces slowing in responding and the general feeling is as a bit sluggish behavior. I tried the glxgears and the scores dropped from 59 to 45-40fps at the moment I invoked some of the described operations. The gears themselves freezed also for a second then continued. Turning off the cairo-dock and I've gotten rid of that slowingness in responding and operating.
3 The cairo-dock's keyboard layout applet (KDE4 enviroment) doesn't switch for next keyboard layout neither clicked on icon, nor from the menu and does not change to other keyboard layout if one is changed in kde systemtray. It all the time shows the default keyboard layout.
4.The behavior in Gnome3 - 3.2 is even more significantly sluggish when hot corners and expo are used for some operation. Then I also tried Gnome2 like environment (switching the graphics to feedback) and I log in Gnome with the compiz turned on, the performance of the system and cairo-dock was perfect.

matttbe, Sunday 03 June 2012 à 12:28


Subscription date : 24 January 2009
Messages : 12573
About Amarok, it seems it doesn't give its current cover through MPRIS interface. Can you check with d-feet if you see exactly that in the Metadata field:
(...), dbus.String(u'mpris:artUrl'):dbus.String(u'file:///path/to/an/image.xyz', variant_level=1), (...)
Can you also check that the file exists (here, it's /path/to/an/image.xyz)?

BTW I can see that it loads this cover:
/mnt/DATA/MUSIC/italian/ANTONELLA RUGGIERO/Discografia Antonella Ruggiero/2007 - Antonella Ruggiero - Genova.La.Superba/folder.jpg
because it seems you're listen to music of the same album (Genova,La Superba), is it correct?

KDE4 performance : All the common operations like showing the panel (autohide function is on), kickoff menu freeze for a fraction of a moment before get executed. Scrolling in a browser or a file manager directory with lots of items in it also produces slowing in responding and the general feeling is as a bit sluggish behavior. I tried the glxgears and the scores dropped from 59 to 45-40fps at the moment I invoked some of the described operations. The gears themselves freezed also for a second then continued. Turning off the cairo-dock and I've gotten rid of that slowingness in responding and operating.
Mmh, strange but I think it's a problem with your video drivers because I don't have these problems. If you launch the dock without OpenGL backend (cairo-dock -c) or with indirect rendering (cairo-dock -O), are you able to reproduce these bugs?

The cairo-dock's keyboard layout applet (KDE4 enviroment) doesn't switch for next keyboard layout neither clicked on icon, nor from the menu and does not change to other keyboard layout if one is changed in kde systemtray. It all the time shows the default keyboard layout.
Yes it seems it's a bug in libxklavier already reported to its devs

The behavior in Gnome3 - 3.2 is even more significantly sluggish when hot corners and expo are used for some operation. Then I also tried Gnome2 like environment (switching the graphics to feedback) and I log in Gnome with the compiz turned on, the performance of the system and cairo-dock was perfect.
Strange... but as I dais, it's maybe a problem with your video drivers. Don't hesitate to report this bug to Nvidia devs! It can be very useful => http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=14

PS: maybe sync to vblank option (in Nvidia settings) has to be disabled (or enabled)

uomocattivo, Sunday 03 June 2012 à 17:03


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About Amarok - yes it is one folder with several tracks in it and some covers, also any track keeps a pic in its tag data. Starting cairo-dock during playing a track caught the pic of the track playing at the moment on next tracks starting the pic got changed with the icon , the pic disappeared and didn't get caught on none of following tracks. The media launcher jumped several times on swiching between traks but didn't shows the pic. On the other hand the launcher controls correctly volume up and down, play, pause or switching among tracks scrolling with mouse over the icon . I tried with banshee the media launcher didn't succeed to control the volume, play, pause or catch the pic. I had written that is something between cairo-dock and KDE4 , because all that works fine if I logged in Gnome environment. Now for the line in d-feet. There is no the part you asked for in the line properties in d-feet, then how it shows the pic when launched for the first time and could not for the rest of tracks. Is it possible to catch the pics from tags or there is no such option for cairo-dock.
About KDE4 behavior I am gonna try what you had suggested for cairo-dock without OpenGL and with indirect rendering and I will switch off the vsyng in nvidia setting for some time and will report if that affects the performance.

matttbe, Sunday 03 June 2012 à 17:15


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About the bug with amarock, can you launch dbus-monitor and post all new messages you'ill have just after having changed the current track

fabounet, Thursday 14 June 2012 à 15:43


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Gnome with the compiz turned on, the performance of the system and cairo-dock was perfect.

so for me, the Window Manager is the problem
with Compiz it's ok, but not with KWin/Mutter

since all use OpenGL, I guess that they waste a lot of CPU redrawing the screen (when the dock redraws itself for instance), whereas Compiz does it efficiently.
but it may also be that they use some OpenGL functions that are not well handled by your drivers.

I think it may be good to report that to the KWin devs and the KDE devs, because if Compiz is smooth, KWin should also be

about Amarok, it's probably that it doesn't give the cover filepath when the song changes, but maybe it gives it a few seconds later... which is normal if the file is downloaded, but very weird if the file is local !

uomocattivo, Sunday 17 June 2012 à 17:18


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How about provided function "open player window on clicking the icon" then - that does not work with any player.

matttbe, Sunday 17 June 2012 à 17:55


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I think that should be fixed with the 3.0.2 version.

uomocattivo, Sunday 17 June 2012 à 18:12


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I have just upgraded Amarok and now cairo-dock manage to catch a track pic. The funny things is that cairo-dock goes back to icon on every next track if the tracks keep the same pic or they are in one folder. When Amarok goes to track in new folder or with different pic the pic appears in cairo-dock, but up to next track. Here is the output :file:///home/two/Desktop/dbus-out1.txt
Loosing the pic happens also when the player gets stopped or put on pause. Capturing a pic happens again when a new pic appears or goes to a track in a new folder.

uomocattivo, Sunday 17 June 2012 à 18:21


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And a minor bug I have forgotten to mentioned since 3.0 version. A fresh set f default or a new theme in cairo-dock gives the launchers large notifications with lots of information, the other icon on dock shows only their names as expected. So clicking an icon's launcher gets impossible because of that enormous bubble label. I managed to remove the launchers and put them back again , then the same launchers shows only the mane as expected when are clicked or a cursor passes ever them.

fabounet, Wednesday 27 June 2012 à 18:07


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do you talk about the "new version" message ?
indeed the 3.0 version was quite heavy, but you can always close a dialog by clicking on it.

by the way we can't read your file file:///home/two/Desktop/dbus-out1.txt , because it's local on your PC simply drop it on the Drop to Share applet to share it

uomocattivo, Thursday 16 August 2012 à 19:09


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Ok, I have prepared two output text files with dbus-monitor data and I need some instructions about sending them with Drop to Share as in its settings there are several sites for sharing which one I have to signup to and anything.

matttbe, Thursday 16 August 2012 à 19:22


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You can drop this file on the Drop to Share applet (of the dock) and post the new generated weblink here
Or go there, copy the content of your file, and post the weblink here: http://pastebin.com/

uomocattivo, Thursday 16 August 2012 à 20:08


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http://dl.dropbox.com/u/98455507/amarok%E2%81%84amarok2%20conflict.txt
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/98455507/dissapiaring%20tumbnail%20album%20pic%20in%20time%20amarok2.txt

Oki I will try also with pestbin.com also.

uomocattivo, Thursday 16 August 2012 à 20:39


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Some explanations about the two files :
1. Several trying to fetch amarok2 using setting window of the applet, "find open player" and "choose a player" in the applet menu. In case I chose amarok2 from the setting window or with option "find open player" the applet can not make the window of amarok2 to get open or catch the album pic it seems the cairo-dock mishmash amarok and amarok2 names. In case of choosing amarok2 from "choose a player" the applet manage to open and control the player as expected.
2. In second file - the end of the file should gave information why the applet has lost album pic.

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