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Old 04-12-2008, 09:41 PM   #1
JazzItSelf
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ksnapshot opening without pressing prnt scrn


Hey all-

I have a problem in which ksnapshot opens as soon as KDE starts up. Then it opens again, and again, and again, and again... It seems that it will continue opening windows indefinitely.

My first thought was that the key was stuck, and to this end I tried two things. First I tried to disable ksnapshot from launching when the key is pressed (by going into the control center, regional & accessibility, input actions and deleting the "preset action" associated with ksnapshot). This was quite difficult as the creation of all of these windows was sucking down a lot of CPU time. Needless to say, this did not solve the problem.

The second thing that I tried was using the showkey utility to determine if the key was actually being pressed. showkey doesn't seem to indicate that any keys are stuck. It tells me when I press the print screen key and when I release it.

So, it seems that something else must be starting ksnapshot. There's nothing unusual in /var/log/messages, /var/log/syslog, or /var/log/Xorg.0.log

Anyone have any ideas regarding what might be causing ksnapshot to start and how I might be able to disable it?

Thanks,
--Chad
 
Old 04-12-2008, 10:51 PM   #2
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Check for a link in $HOME/.kde/Autostart. Also try exiting KDE without saving the session.
 
Old 04-13-2008, 02:35 PM   #3
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Thanks Woodsman, that pointed me in the right direction.

It seems it was a session problem. I'm not sure how I managed to create a session with a few hundred instances of ksnapshot, but it seems I did.

KDE was too busy trying to restore them all to actually let me log out, so logging out without saving the session wasn't an option. I ended up removing the "ksmserver" file and the "session" directory from "~/.kde/share/config". This removed the malicious stored session causing KDE to start a fresh one instead of restoring the old one.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 12:18 AM   #4
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Thanks Woodsman, that pointed me in the right direction.

It seems it was a session problem. I'm not sure how I managed to create a session with a few hundred instances of ksnapshot, but it seems I did.

KDE was too busy trying to restore them all to actually let me log out, so logging out without saving the session wasn't an option. I ended up removing the "ksmserver" file and the "session" directory from "~/.kde/share/config". This removed the malicious stored session causing KDE to start a fresh one instead of restoring the old one.
Ahh! KDE DOS attacks!
 
  


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