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Old 09-27-2004, 06:46 AM   #1
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File Search hangs in KDE in FC2


I wiped SuSE and installed Fedora Core 2 yesterday after getting sick of SuSE and dependency problems (I want yum), I ran yum update, it all went fine, and then I started to get down to the fine details of tweaking things to my liking.

In KDE, I opened up the search dialog to look for a couple of files I needed to edit (I forgot the exact location of them), and then things started going wrong.

It will let me enter a filename and specify where I want it to search, but as soon as I click the "find" button, it just hangs there doing nothing, and it just says "ready" in the bottom bar.

This then causes everything else running to slow down, until I do CTRL+ESC to open the KDE System Guard, at which point a message pops up saying that "KWin has stopped responding".

Once I kill the process, everything springs back to life no problem?

Any suggestions?
Old 09-27-2004, 07:08 AM   #2
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what did you update with YUM ?

idont know why, but fedora acts very badly when you update runnng programs....

for example if yum updates KDE (kwin) while it was running it causes problems, like old shared libraries that should have been deleted hanging aaround and such..... Other distro's like Gentoo handdle this fine.... but not fedora.

its probably not the same problem.... but if it is, there is how i fixed it....

login as root and kill the x server (dropping to runlevel 3)
telinit 3
nor forcably uninstall KDE.... this will break some dependency's, but they will be fixed next.

//searhc for kde packages installed
rpm -qa | grep kde

// making sure ONLY kde packages turned up in the search forcably remove them
rpm -e `rpm -qa | grep kde` --nodeps

// if the search returned packages yyou dont want uninstalled, then you will have to rpm -e packagename by hand.
then re-install the kde packages forcably.

rpm -F kde*.rpm --nodeps
remember..ONLY truy this if your system was damaged in a similar way to mine...
Old 09-27-2004, 07:20 AM   #3
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That does sound like that's what's happened, KDE was running when I ran YUM in a terminal, and I didn't run the search program before updating so I have no way of knowing if this has only happened since running the update.

YUM actually updated loads of things, I did a generic update ($ yum update) and it updated 162 packages, some of which I know were for KDE.

I'm in work at the moment so I can't try it until I get home - I knew I should have left it running with sshd active

I'll let you know if I have any success...
Old 09-27-2004, 10:15 AM   #4
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cool.. this may be the problem then...
its usually good proactice not to have a program running that you are upgrading..

i suppose some distro's can cope and some cannot.. or maybe its just random. hope it works out for you.
Old 09-27-2005, 03:31 AM   #5
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I have the same problem.
I have installed Mandrekelinux 10 to an empty hard drive and search does not work: search window hangs when I'm pressing the "Search" button.


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