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Old 09-05-2009, 06:55 PM   #1
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KDE 4 in slackware 13 isn't stable. Random Crashes

I just installed a fresh slackware 13 on my laptop. I got everything going without too much trouble (I've been using slackware since 99) however, KDE isn't very stable. I've had it crash on me 3 times in the last day and that just isn't going to cut it for a work computer.

I like the interface and don't want to abandon it, so the question is how do I debug it? Normally I would just switch to the console and look at the output, but this thing generates a ton of output just starting up so I'm not sure what is related to the crash and what isn't.

Can anyone point me to some information on how to debug this?

Does anyone else have stability issues with KDE 4.2.4?

Old 09-05-2009, 07:09 PM   #2
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What kind of card do you have on your laptop and what driver?
Generally, there are about a thousand reasons why things are not behaving stable, but the card + driver combination is one that seems to happen most of the time. (from my experience), mostly this issue seems to be with some Intel cards, and patches exist for those, the thing is: this goldfish memory didn't memorize as I don't have intel cards myself.
Old 09-06-2009, 02:24 AM   #3
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It's a Nvidia GeForce Go 7300.

I suspect something to do with the video driver as well.

After the installation I tried to load a youtube video, and full screen it, which instantly crashed firefox. I found that the latest nightly build of firefox (3.5.4pre) doesn't crash so I started using it, now everything works fine.

It appears I have a similar problem with KDE, so I started snooping around for nvidia kde bugs and found a few pages like this:

I have now turned off BackingStore and so far no crashes, but I'm not certain that it did anything because I didn't ever have BackingStore on, nor do I know what the default is.

I've been using linux for many years, but these issues with proprietary video drivers are getting pretty old. It used to be that nvidia was good and sure to work, I guess that isn't the case anymore.



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