Strange possibly Amarok related problem
Fedora Core 4 and Amarok 1.3.6
This machine has been totally trouble free for quite a while, but since a day or two ago, every time I run Amarok, things on the desktop screw up badly.
Amarok keeps on playing and works fine, but when I start other programs, at first they start normally, but don't respond to clicks properly. Once that happens, other programs that are started just display their window and nothing in it. And I can't shut them down.
And then it gets worse. Eventually I can't use either panel or anything in them, and have to logoff by hitting CTRL-ALT-Backspace.
Once it messes up, shutting down Amarok has no effect. Its window is not affected by the problem, it seems. I can shut it down fine.
What did I do to cause this? I don't know, but I did a couple updates the other day that are probably the problem. I have no idea what they were. There are times when you wish you had WinXP system restore, huh?
So for now I'm living without music.