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kded4 - KDE daemon - triggers Sycoca database updates when needed.
kded4 [--help] [Generic options] [Qt-options] [KDE-options] [--check]
is responsible for creating the sycoca file, i.e. the binary cache of servicetypes, mimetypes, and services for a particular user.
It monitors the directories containing .desktop files. When a file is added/removed, it waits 5 seconds (in case of a series of updates), and then launches
to update the sycoca.
It checks newly installed update files, i.e. the *.upd files used to update configuration files of users when the configuration file formats changes.
is launched to do the updates.
When the hostname changes, it will make the necessary changes to the KDE environment and X-server to allow continued proper operation, launching
to do the changes.
Those tasks are also performed always at kded4 start to ensure that the user configuration is up to date.
It is also responsible for launching the on-demand kded4 modules and init enabled kded4 modules like:
Konqueror Browser Preloader
Reduces Konqueror startup time.
Monitors directories for changes.
Provides a user interface for hardware events.
SSL Certificate Policy
Provides the user configured SSL certificate policy to applications.
Network Proxy Configuration
Automatic proxy configuration.
Temporary password caching, for example: so that a webpage with HTTP authentication doesn't ask for your password for every link and every image in the page. These passwords are forgotten when exiting KDE (unlike
Provides the sound system policy to applications.
Stores website icons.
Manages displays and video outputs.
Stores network cookies.
Keeps track of the network and updates directory listings of the
Provides various subversion actions to filemanager and other software.
Tracks status of network interfaces and provides notifications for applications using the network.
Watches the messages from local users sent with
Notification area watcher
Keeps track of applications that want to use the D-Bus based notification area.
KMixD Mixer Service
Keeps track of applications that want to use the D-Bus based system tray.
Keeps track of keyboard changes (new keyboard, changed layout)
Remote URL Change Notifier
Provides change notifications for network folders
The Nepomuk activities manager backend
Display Management change monitor
Notifies how the display has been rotated (where available)
Free Space Notifier
Warns when running out of space in your home folder.
Removable Device Automounter
Automatically mounts devices as needed.
Nepomuk Search Module
Helper module for KIO to ensure automatic updates of Nepomuk search listings.
Battery, Display and CPU power management and notifications.
K Remote Control Daemon
Manages the Remote Control commands received
Status Notifier Manager
Manages services that provide status notifier user interfaces.
DNS-SD Service Discovery Monitor
Monitors the network for DNS-SD services.
Automatically unmounts and releases drives when their eject button is pushed.
Provides access to the system's time zones for applications.
Input Actions service performing configured actions on key presses.
The init modules can be enabled/disabled using
systemsettings, in System Administration > Startup and Shutdown > Service Manager.
Show author information.
Show help about options.
Show all options.
Show KDE specific options.
Show Qt specific options.
Show license information.
Show version information
Check Sycoca database only once.
is called without parameters and is already running, it shows the message:
KDE Daemon (kded) already running.
is called with
kded4 --check, then it updates the
There are probably tons of bugs. Use
to report them.
David Faure <email@example.com>
Waldo Bastian <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- GENERIC OPTIONS
- APPLICATION OPTIONS
- SEE ALSO