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Old 06-16-2004, 01:51 AM   #1
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KDE 3.1.4 stability on Slackware 9.1

It's funny but I keep comming back to Slackware.

A roomate of mine who runs a server, his laptop and his work computer on Debian swears by it, but I just get frustrated by the promises never becomming a reality.

Apt-get is impressive, but the system install is a nightmare even when I try the Sarge testing version which is supposed to be easy. At this point I used Sarge to install a base system, but because I didn't select a boot loader (Slackware had already installed a version of Lilo), the network hardware isn't detected. Very werid since a previous install of Sarge that failed at another point, did at least see the network, but it had GRUB installed. That's very strange.

Anyhow I've got Slackware 9.1 running. I like it a lot except I keep getting this problem with certain applications generating errors under KDE 3.1.4.

The dialog that pops up when I try to "Adjust Date & Time" says...

"The application KDE Control Module (kcmshell) crashed and caused the signal 11 (SIGSEGV)."

This problem existed on two computers I have. One system is a Celeron 700Mhz system, the other is an Athalon 2000XP+ system. Both have the exact same error under the same circumstance.

On the Athalon, I found going into the Control Center->System Administration->Linux Kernel, looking at the processor family branch showed that I was set for a 486, so I set it for an Athalon, and then the problem was gone.

That doesn't seem to work with the Celeron, oh yeah and a PII Thinkpad which I just got working again with a new hard drive also has the same problem even if I set it to a PII processor family.

So I'm wondering if this issue with parts of KDE crashing this way might have to do with the kernel configuraton more than with KDE being unstable?

I'm just using one of the generic kernels that came with Slackware. the ACPI one if I remember right.
Athough I had the same problem with the bare kernel too.


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