Smplayer missing tray icon in KDE when playing movie

Hi, when I play movie using smplayer I can’t see sound tray icon.


Should I install some package so it will work or is it a bug?

Is it still missing after a restart ?

Which theme are you using? Most likely it is that issue that started with Plasma 5.13, which changed that particular icon and most old themes started to fail until updated.

I bet you that with Breeze, it doesn’t happens.

I’m using breeze dark and it works fine

Yeah I have Breath theme set. In Breeze it looks like there is an icon


How can I fix this? Can I copy same icon from Breeze theme to Breath?

You could try this. Always trust good ol’ forum search. Good Luck!

yeah good luck :smirk:
I noticed that vlc uses the same tray icons for play etc, does that show ?
Maybe the fuzzy filename of what you were playing has something to do with it, maybe smplayer does not show a tray icon for porn ? LOL

Those are general, standard icons for media playing. They are not specific for smplayer, or vlc or whatever, but system ones for every time there is an application playing any kind of media. Even the web browser if you have the plasma browser integration extension.

There is an media icon in Breath theme under /usr/share/plasma/desktoptheme/breath/icons/media.svgz but it must be incorrect somehow… When I try opening it i get

no warning when I’m opening Breeze theme icon. Could it be the problem here?

You know what? I changed the desktop theme to breath and replicate and I had the icon. But if I change the icon theme to breath, I lost it. So the issue is with the breath icon theme, more than with the desktop theme.

Try and change icon theme to breeze, or any other.

Ehh. I clicked Breeze icon theme in system setting and my OS completely hung, even mouse cursor. Needed to hard reset my computer… After reset and changing icon theme tray icon works. Thank you for help :slight_smile:

Wow, that was weird! Anyway, all’s well that ends well. You are welcome.

Don’t know if it is relevant to os hung but just after reset I’ve got notification that I have 1 new language pack to install for gimp (I installed gimp like 15 minutes ago ). Could It be why os hung? Is there a way to restart KDE somehow like ctrl+alt+backspace in linux mint?

I don’t think it is related. Don’t get too riled about it, sometimes it happens. Most likely if you do a:

journalctl -b -1 -p 3

You should be able to see the cause of the segfault, or core dump or whatever caused the hung in the boot before the actual one.

To restart plasma, in terminal or TTY:

kquitapp5 plasmashell && kstart5 plasmashell

Ok thanks for information :slight_smile: I think there is nothing in logs so I let it pass

$ journalctl -b -1 -p 3
-- Logs begin at Mon 2018-07-30 21:55:49 CEST, end at Tue 2018-09-11 22:23:00 CEST. --
wrz 11 20:16:46 piotrek-pc kernel: sp5100-tco sp5100-tco: Watchdog hardware is disabled
wrz 11 20:16:46 piotrek-pc kernel: kvm: disabled by bios


Ok another hung happened. I think it is firefox related. Where can I write bug report?

# piotrek @ piotrek-pc in ~ [22:03:47] 
$ journalctl -b -1 -p 3                                       
-- Logs begin at Mon 2018-07-30 21:55:49 CEST, end at Wed 2018-09-12 22:03:50 CEST. --
wrz 12 18:56:36 piotrek-pc kernel: ata5.00: failed to set xfermode (err_mask=0x40)
wrz 12 18:56:36 piotrek-pc kernel: sp5100-tco sp5100-tco: Watchdog hardware is disabled
wrz 12 18:56:36 piotrek-pc kernel: kvm: disabled by bios
wrz 12 20:34:47 piotrek-pc systemd-coredump[4636]: Process 2563 (Web Content) of user 1000 dumped core.
                                                   Stack trace of thread 2563:
                                                   #0  0x00007f11765c9d7f raise (
                                                   #1  0x00007f11765b4672 abort (
                                                   #2  0x00007f117660c878 __libc_message (
                                                   #3  0x00007f117669f335 __GI___fortify_fail_abort (
                                                   #4  0x00007f117669f2e6 __stack_chk_fail (
                                                   #5  0x00007f11699e9ae7 _shexp_match.part.0 (
                                                   Stack trace of thread 2576:
                                                   #0  0x00007f1176911afc pthread_cond_wait@@GLIBC_2.3.2 (
                                                   #1  0x000055921dd91fc8 _ZN7mozilla6detail21ConditionVariableImpl4waitERNS0_9MutexImplE (firefox)
                                                   #2  0x00000000000048af n/a (n/a)

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