Choqok Blank Screen Problem

Hi folks,

One of Choqok problems that sometimes I saw users complain about it is seeing a blank dialog when they went to configuration dialog. Or:

When I click on “add account” (german: “Hinzufügen”) it shows the button clicked, but nothing happens.

Or we have upgraded Choqok and after upgrade it tells us that there’s no accounts at all and we need to setup our accounts again.

It’s really annoying, I know and I want to tell you that it’s not a problem at all! And you have to just be patient a bit!

All of these problems just happens right after when we have installed/upgraded Choqok!


All parts of Choqok have built through plugins. Microblog services (Twitter, StatusNet, OCS, …), Shortener services, configurations and plugins!

And the system behind Choqok plugin management and system is some KDE stuffs (I’m not going more deep). So when you install Choqok or other KDE apps like Kopete that uses plugins, these new plugins should be cached before applications request for them. and this is where the problem happens.

So, When you see blank screen in Choqok configure dialog, or you see that Choqok can’t find your previous accounts, don’t bother.

You have two solutions:

1. Be patient, Every things gonna be all right just one minute later. Quit Choqok, and start it again some minutes later.

2. You can force this caching system: Quit Choqok, Run `kbuildsycoca4 –noincremental` and then restart Choqok.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jens Mander on April 10, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    THX Mehrdad for real quick response.
    Everything works fine now!


  2. Solution one was working for me!


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