Originally posted by poison
hmmm...that would make me respond quickly and tell them my opinion with something like:
People...people...put DOWN the tinfoil hats...
I hate M$ with a passion but:
1 - We still don't know WHAT the problem is...now considering the fact that on NONE of the 8 linux machines I have access to I've been able to duplicate this error I REALLY doubt microsoft is doing ANYTHING to "kill kde" when searching for linux (beyond some really twisted facts and astroturphing but that's for another thread.
2 - That means that the problem is at Sathia's PC and if it happens there, it could happen elsewhere...forget microsoft for a minute and let's see if we can figure out what's wrong instead of screaming "f**k microsoft" like a bunch of 13 year old script kiddiez m'kay?
You say you see no error messages when KDE crashes and you return to command line...so is there NOTHING at all on your screen except a prompt? I know if I kill X on my machine there are a few messages even when nothing's wrong.
Here are a couple of log files you can check and see if you see anything unusual:
(note: these are in Mandrake, but you should have them either the same or close equivalent)
/var/log/kdm.log (if you run the KDE Display manager - ie you boot into X)
Lets get a grip people....