F16 kde plasma crashes - occasional

Neal Becker ndbecker2 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 24 18:30:06 UTC 2011

mike cloaked wrote:

> I have been running f16 x86_64 with kde 4.7.3 for a week or two on two
> different machines.  Occasionally I have found that the screen saver
> kicks in but then fails to time out and so the screensaver runs
> continuously without powersaving the monitor after a period as
> normally happens.  Occasionally I have had chrome not close down
> properly and leaves a tab in the panel labeled as chrome but not able
> to remove it except that moving to a different desktop with a keyboard
> switch sometimes mysteriously fixes it. So there appears to be some
> mysterious instability in kde 4.7.3 that I can't easily diagnose.
> There is nothing I can find in the logs to indicate a problem but it
> is a little irritating - I can't roll out kde on f16 to less
> experienced users until kde becomes really stable. These issues are
> happening several times per day for a machine that is in use (by me).
> Once a machine is left to its own devices with the screensaver running
> and once it has gone into monitor powersave it seems stable - but it
> doesn't always get to that stage, and these randomly timed
> instabilities are an annoyance. Anyone else had any similar issues?
> I have seen on a gentoo list that people are also seeing instability
> with 4.7.3 and are making comments that kde 4.8 looks much more
> stable!  Does anyone know what is the status is of kde development
> with regard to Fedora and the rollout timescale for kde 4.8?
> Thanks

Have you tried updates-testing?  There is an update that is supposed to help.

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