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Old 06-05-2006, 01:40 PM   #1
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Exclamation Problem with KDE 3.5.3 on Slackware-Current


Kicker and the taskbar both crash with Signal 11 immediately upon initialization. The rest of the desktop seems to be working fine. This is with Slackware-current upgraded from 10.1, with a 2.4.29 kernel.
 
Old 06-05-2006, 01:42 PM   #2
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I have no experienced that exact problem however, the storage applet does not work properly on the kicker....at least not for me


**EDIT**
That must have been a momentary thing, because it is working fine now.

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Old 06-06-2006, 12:22 AM   #3
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i have no problem at all with KDE 3.5.3 either (up to now)
 
Old 06-06-2006, 12:35 AM   #4
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Smoothest KDE upgrade for a long time
 
Old 06-06-2006, 12:37 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KeithE
Kicker and the taskbar both crash with Signal 11 immediately upon initialization. The rest of the desktop seems to be working fine. This is with Slackware-current upgraded from 10.1, with a 2.4.29 kernel.
Are you trying to use old KDE configs?

Try deleting/renaming ~/.kde and report back with the results.
 
Old 06-06-2006, 12:40 AM   #6
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I'm having two problems:

The 1st one is that dreaded, useless warning:
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kbuildsycoca: WARNING: '/usr/share/application/{gxine,gimp,openoffice}.desktop' specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype: '{mime}'
Which first appeared with KDE 3.4.something and dissapeared with KDE 3.5.2, but came back from dead with 3.5.3. I don't really care since it doesn't hurts at all.

The 2nd one doesn't seems to hurt, but doesn't inspire confidence either, is that I've hit like 3 or 4 assertions now. Next time I'm gonna tee the stdout of kde (or figure out how to use kdebugdialog) and check if I have to report a bug to KDE or what.

Other than those minor things, everything seems to work as it should

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Old 06-06-2006, 01:40 AM   #7
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Question 2nd machine, same exact problem

Tried the same upgrade on my home machine (slackware-current upgraded from 10.2). Kicker and the taskbar both crash.

I wonder if it's a mirror issue? Both machines were upgraded from the slackware.cs.utah.edu mirror via swaret.
 
Old 06-06-2006, 10:18 AM   #8
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Thumbs up It does look like a .kde problem

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Originally Posted by rkelsen
Are you trying to use old KDE configs?

Try deleting/renaming ~/.kde and report back with the results.
That seems to fix the problem on my work machine. I'll have to check and see what broke between versions. This shouldn't happen on a minor upgrade like 3.5.2 to 3.5.3.

Thanks.
 
Old 06-06-2006, 12:55 PM   #9
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So far for me, 3.5.3 has been great. The only "glitch" of sorts has been the Storage Manager applet for the kicker. Sometimes it works...sometimes it doesn't. BTW, 3.5.3 was installed after a brand new install of Slack 10.2.
 
Old 06-06-2006, 10:00 PM   #10
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Found the problem: System Monitor Applet

After renaming my .kde directory and starting over, I added my applets and buttons one at a time. As soon as I tried to add the System Monitor applet to Kicker, it crashed. It also caused the X server to shut down.

Looks like the system monitor in 3.5.3 is useless. Right now, the fix is the second line of the joke that begins with "Doc, it hurts when I do this."
 
Old 06-07-2006, 01:02 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KeithE
After renaming my .kde directory and starting over, I added my applets and buttons one at a time. As soon as I tried to add the System Monitor applet to Kicker, it crashed. It also caused the X server to shut down.

Looks like the system monitor in 3.5.3 is useless. Right now, the fix is the second line of the joke that begins with "Doc, it hurts when I do this."
I got it running with no problems and it has succesfuly loaded without any crashing at all.

Under which circumstances you get the crash? Any funny configs?
 
Old 06-07-2006, 10:29 AM   #12
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I got it running with no problems and it has succesfuly loaded without any crashing at all.

Under which circumstances you get the crash? Any funny configs?
Nothing special, but it happened on both my home (no-name 1.1 GHz Athlon box) and work (HP/Compaq with a 2.2 GHz Celeron processor) machines.

All I did was attempt to add the System Monitor applet to Kicker the normal way ("Add Applet" from the Kicker menu). All other applets and buttons (system tray, lock/logout, 8-screen pager, Korn mail monitor, external taskbar, and buttons for Firefox, KMix, and Konsole) work perfectly.
 
  


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