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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:13 pm    Post subject: kde-4.11.0 plasma-desktop login crash possible workaround Reply with quote

I posted this on bugzilla for https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=481200 , but thought it might help to also have it here for those seeing this.

I doubt this is the actual real fix, but it does seem to work, at least for now.

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Same thing happens on all my 32bit Gentoo kde-4.11.0 installs, but NOT on amd64 installs.

After much searching an trying other so-called fixes, I found this work-around under comment 34 on:
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=829298

"Just a comment:
This looks like a race condition on startup, or something like that.

- When you kill plasma-desktop (to prevent it from trying to restart and crash
again endlessly) and then start it manually, it runs fine. Even with those
launchers in place.

- I changed the Exec= line in /usr/share/autostart/plasma-desktop.desktop to
"Exec=sleep 30 && plasma-desktop". Now it doesn't crash anymore on login.

Will try to investigate more..."


When I looked at /usr/share/autostart/plasma-desktop.desktop, right under the top Exec line is:

X-DBUS-StartupType=unique
Name=Plasma Desktop Workspace

This would seem to indicate the problem is that plasma-desktop and/or plasma-workspace is for some reason now trying to start before Dbus, when it needs to wait until dbus is already running???

At least that's my current theory. Any comment/suggestionss about a "real" fix?
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