[Hardy] hp-systray applet doesn't embed itself in the GNOME notification area
Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) x86_64
HP Photosmart C4150 All-in-One
hplip-2.8.5 (compiled from source tarball using instructions for Ubuntu)
Issue: When running hp-systray without options, the HP icon detaches itself from the GNOME Notification Area and stays in the upper-left corner of my desktop, underneath my gnome-panel. It cannot be moved, but otherwise works as it should (eg. right-click and select 'Hp Device Manager' launches hp-toolbox correctly). It's a little annoying that it doesn't embed itself in the notification area as it should.
Solution: I ran `hp-systray --help` and noticed that it was using the --qt3 option by default. I've had issues with other QT3 apps under Hardy, so I tried running hp-systray with the --qt4 option. Voila! It now embeds itself properly inside the notification area. Other hplip utilities aparently depend on hp-systray because they launch hp-systray automatically if it's not already running. So I checked my GNOME session preferences by running gnome-session-
Anyway, just thought this might help other Hardy users. But I really am lovin' this new hp-systray applet! It just let me know that my printer was low on black ink, very cool! You guys are doing a wonderful job on this HPLIP project and I am very grateful for it! Thank you for all your hard work!
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