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I installed Red Hat 9 and modified my panel. I added a system tray so that i can use the KDE Keyboard Tool and KGet. When i finished i realized ...
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    Uknown Item in Tray!


    I installed Red Hat 9 and modified my panel. I added a system tray so that i can use the KDE Keyboard Tool and KGet. When i finished i realized that there was also a grey square there that i can't get rid off. I saw my share of linux screenshots in the internet and thats the first time i see something like this. Is there a way to turn this thing off.

    Here is a screenshot to see what i'm talking about.
    http://www.angelfire.com/ultra/dimitris/index.html

    If you know how to remove this plz tell me.
    Thanks in advance.

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    its in kde right? open up either kde system guard or gnome system monitor (i cant remember which 1 its in) and there is a thing showing current processes and which ones are parents children of others etc. (kinda a flashed up version of top) check if u can find somethign under kdeinit that u dont think should be there

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    my quick and easy way of fixing that problem:

    right click on taskbar
    remove
    applet
    system tray


    gone!


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    yowwww thanks for your answer but i think you didn't understand. I don't want the whole system tray to disappear cause i need it to have access to KDE Keyboard Tool and KGet. I just want to remove the applet or the process thats making that little grey square appear in the system tray. I tried double and left clicking on it but nothing happens. I don't even know what the stupid thing is or does.
    Like Hellmasker said it must be a process running in the background so i will try to find it and shut it down.

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    This has nothing to do with the grey square on your kde system tray. I noticed you are using gkrellm and I've never seen that module at the bottom before - the one that looks like a radar screen and says "Lock" and "Shoot". Just curious, what is that?

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    Well the radar thing is nothing actually but the lock button locks the screen (invokes screensaver) and the shoot button brings out a selection arrow and with it can capture selected regions of the screen.

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    Arkas:

    I understood exactly what you meant and that was the fix I used. I don't have any use whatsoever for the system tray though. I wasn't sure if you cared if it was there or not.

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    Hey, thanks for the the response. So, that neat radar screen does nothing? What a waste, it's kind of a cool idea for a system monitor. Anyway, what do the N,C and S buttons do? BTW, is that whole section all contained in one module or are there several? And what's the name of the module/s so I can search for the source? Thanks.

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    The N, S, C, buttons enable the Num, Scroll, Caps Lock keys. This app is named gkrellm and all the plugins come with the application. I downloaded this from freshrpms but you can download it in source from http://web.wt.net/~billw/gkrellm/gkrellm.html.
    There are a lot more plugins that i did not enable that come with the application.
    Abyway i think is a very handy app if you want to get quick feedback on whats going on on your CPU, HDs, Memory etc.

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