Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva
User Name
Mandriva This Forum is for the discussion of Mandriva (Mandrake) Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 08-20-2006, 03:36 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: In the bended light of the prism-
Distribution: Mandriva
Posts: 53

Rep: Reputation: 15
Question KDE Crash Dilema!

Hello to everyone-

I've come for some advice..
due to a small problem I'm having with my O.S.


MOBO-NOT SURE/still googling!
MEM-1Gig potential/256 mgs installed

Here is the problem>>>

When I boot up linux everything seems fine, until it attempts to load the kde environment. The KDE DAEMON- THE KDE Crash Handler window comes up over and over again until nothing works on the computer!

/////////// -window description-
Short description

The application KDE Daemon(kded)crashed and caused the signal 8 (SIGFPE).

What is this?

An application mostly recieves the SIGFPE signal due to a bug in the application. The app was asked to save its documents.

What can I do?

You might want to send a bug report for this app.

It just recently started doing this and I havent installed any new apps on the computer, its no internet ready so I don't see why anything could be going wrong right now.

Any help and suggestions would be appreciated.

>>BLACKHOLE<<+ No knowledge or or information can escape my dense gravitational pull<<

~in order to reach the glory of enlightment
one must first tread the void of darkness~

Old 08-21-2006, 07:20 AM   #2
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: Oz
Distribution: Mandriva 10.0,10.1,10.2,2006,Mepis 6.0,Opensuse10.2,Puppy 2.14
Posts: 250

Rep: Reputation: 30
Blackholes squirt

I like the name . I reckon blackholes compress in so hard that a squirt of star material goes out in both polar directions. This is and was the real big bang effect.
Strange physics in there

Now on the linux front as its just started happening I would suspect an unscheduled shutdown might have lost a few nodes in your file system .

Others might suggest courses to check but if you want to get it back up running quickly I would say reinstall from the DVD and dont format hda6 the user partition as this will keep your settings intact. Back up anything else critical to DVD
Old 08-21-2006, 06:15 PM   #3
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: France
Distribution: Debian Wheezy, Webmin + Virtualmin (remote dedi)
Posts: 214

Rep: Reputation: 30
Or if you don't want a complete reinstall, start in console mode (you must have it in lilo or grub) or with another desktop if you have, for instance, Gnome installed, or any other way, even if KDE failed, you can use control-alt-F1 to open the prompt for instance #1. Then, as root, urpme kde-base, uninstall all that you can see with KDE inside.

If you don't have precious personal settings, delete ~/.kde folder

Then, simply, reinstall kde, uprmi kde etcetera (kde-base for a starter).

That must be a bit faster than a complete system reinstallation, but that's yours to see of course
Old 08-21-2006, 09:42 PM   #4
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: In the bended light of the prism-
Distribution: Mandriva
Posts: 53

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Appreciate the suggestions


I'll take that second suggestion and try that!!!
Either one should work though..

As always ya'lls help is (APPRECIATED AND PRICELESS).

INFO-=Pulled in for eternity= >>>>|<<<<

>>BLACKHOLE<<+ No knowledge or information shall escape my dense gravitational pull<<

~in order to reach the glory of enlightment
one must first tread the void of darkness~

Old 02-04-2007, 09:04 PM   #5
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Newport, RI, USA
Distribution: Mandriva 2006
Posts: 125

Rep: Reputation: 15
This has problably been fixed by now, but I wanted to make a post to anyone else who might also have the same problem.

I had a similar problem, and after un-installing 'kat' the problem went away. 'kat' is a desktop indexing tool. If you hve problem doing anything in the desktop due to the kde crash, try logging in as another user, or don't start X and remove 'kat'.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
kde kicker crash while exiting kde but why? towsonu2003 Linux - Software 6 10-04-2005 10:08 PM
kde 3.4 on suse 9.3, kde crash when using xine oily_rags SUSE / openSUSE 1 05-16-2005 09:26 PM
my dilema Dunadan1821 Fedora 3 08-23-2004 04:33 PM
kde crash, then other crash, now weird problems true_atlantis Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 04-28-2004 12:01 AM
KDE 3.1.3 in Slack9 with AntiAliasing kde crash cHarOn99 Slackware 2 08-31-2003 08:06 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:12 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration