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Old 09-21-2005, 11:03 PM   #1
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kde kicker crash while exiting kde but why?

I'm a newbie, just installed slackware 10.2. For some reason, kicker crashes everytime I exit kde and X hangs. sometimes ctrl+alt+backspace doesnot work to kill it.
I have the crash report attached, but I have no idea what it's saying. I would appreciate any help,,,
Kicker crash report (appears right before X hangs when log out):

(no debugging symbols found)
Using host libthread_db library "/lib/tls/".
(no debugging symbols found)
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread -1231239488 (LWP 5122)]
(no debugging symbols found)
[KCrash handler]
#3 0xb7478ad8 in QGList::find () from /usr/lib/qt/lib/
#4 0xb784455e in KGlobal::registerStaticDeleter ()
from /opt/kde/lib/
#5 0xb7dcb3dc in KDirWatch::self () from /opt/kde/lib/
#6 0xb7e1c3d3 in KDirListerCache::KDirListerCache ()
from /opt/kde/lib/
#7 0xb7e20317 in KDirListerCache::self () from /opt/kde/lib/
#8 0xb7e24f39 in KDirLister::stop () from /opt/kde/lib/
#9 0xb7e24a60 in KDirLister::~KDirLister () from /opt/kde/lib/
#10 0xb650fe33 in SystemMenu::~SystemMenu ()
from /opt/kde/lib/kde3/
#11 0xb7b869ae in QPtrList<QObject>::deleteItem ()
from /opt/kde/lib/
#12 0xb7478a3e in QGList::clear () from /usr/lib/qt/lib/
#13 0xb784f3d3 in KLibrary::~KLibrary () from /opt/kde/lib/
#14 0xb78510b6 in KLibLoader::close_pending ()
from /opt/kde/lib/
#15 0xb78504ea in KLibLoader::~KLibLoader () from /opt/kde/lib/
#16 0xb784ff38 in KLibLoader::cleanUp () from /opt/kde/lib/
#17 0xb779cb73 in KApplication::~KApplication ()
from /opt/kde/lib/
#18 0xb7854c47 in KUniqueApplication::~KUniqueApplication ()
from /opt/kde/lib/
#19 0xb6883b59 in Kicker::~Kicker () from /opt/kde/lib/
#20 0xb68819b3 in kdemain () from /opt/kde/lib/
#21 0xb76a67d6 in kdeinitmain () from /opt/kde/lib/kde3/
#22 0x0804ce12 in ?? ()
(...repeats various numbers...)
#55 0xb75ffcc0 in vtable for QGArray () from /usr/lib/qt/lib/
(...repeats various numbers...)
#68 0xb6a875f4 in _int_malloc () from /lib/tls/
#69 0x0804e33b in ?? ()
(...repeats various numbers...)
#79 0x080506b7 in _IO_stdin_used ()
(...repeats various numbers...)
#83 0x080506b7 in _IO_stdin_used ()
(...repeats various numbers...)
#98 0x08052658 in vtable for QCString ()
(...repeats various numbers...)
#102 0x08052658 in vtable for QCString ()
(...repeats various numbers...)
#121 0xb6bfb48d in operator delete () from /usr/lib/./

Also, after deleting the System menu from the panel and from the desktop, crashes became less frequent (every 6-8 logout).

Last edited by towsonu2003; 09-26-2005 at 05:36 PM.
Old 09-26-2005, 04:50 PM   #2
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Use 'uniq' to shorten dumps

I think one of the reasons no one has replied in about 5 days, is that your Kicker crash report is excessively long.

Just for the CLI/scripting practice, I put your crash report into 2 files, 1.txt & 2.txt. 1.txt contains the part with no line #'s, 2.txt the portion where the lines are numbered. Here is the use of 'uniq' to eliminate the duplicates, while counting the repetitions:
uniq -c   1.txt 
uniq -cf1 2.txt  | less
I wanted to get really cute, so I added an 'awk' to the 2nd to align the line #'s:
uniq -cf1 2.txt  | awk '{printf   \
"%3i   %4s %s %s %s %s %s %s\n",  \
$1, $2 , $3, $4, $5, $6, $7, $8}'  | less
Finally, here are 2 commands to demonstrate the savings:
uniq -c   1.txt  | wc;   cat 1.txt  | wc
uniq -cf1 2.txt  | wc;   cat 2.txt  | wc
Maybe if you would edit your post to eliminate the duplicate lines (I've given you a way to do it painlessly) someone would be willing to wade through it & advise you.
Old 09-26-2005, 05:31 PM   #3
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I'll try to shorten the post. Thank you for your advice. As for the script, that's just too much for me for now
kicker issue still unresolved

Last edited by towsonu2003; 09-26-2005 at 05:36 PM.
Old 09-27-2005, 06:20 AM   #4
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Having the same problem over here.
But luckily it doesn't hang my X, I just need to click on "OK" at the crash report and then I can log out like normal.
But it is rather irritating to have a crash report on almost every logout...

Does anyone know the reason?
Old 10-01-2005, 09:31 PM   #5
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I'm having the same problem. About 1 out of 5 times when I log out I get the crash, and if I click OK, everything seems normal. I've had a few other crashes in KDE, but those are very infrequent. Hopefully someone will find a solution to the problem.
Old 10-03-2005, 12:31 PM   #6
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This seems to be a KDE bug. KDE people told me to remove the System menu from the panel. I removed that and the System link from my desktop. Now the crashes are much less frequent, but still happening.
Old 10-04-2005, 10:08 PM   #7
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I have the same problem,

but check out bug 109648 in

Looks like it will be resolved in the next minor release...


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