Joined: 15 Aug 2002
Location: Gainesville, Florida
|Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:13 pm Post subject: kde-4.11.0 plasma-desktop login crash possible workaround
|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.
|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:
"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:
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?
Main box- Gigabyte GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ rev.-4.0
Amd FX 8320, 3.5 GHz, 16GB GSkill DDR3 1866mhz
Samsung SATA 1000GB, Radeon HD 6570 2GB DDR3
Gentoo ~amd64 plasma, glibc-2.23-r3, gcc-5.4.0 kernel-4.8.12-gentoo (USE=experimental "native")