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by NotExcessive
Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:23
Forum: 3D Desktops and Window Managers
Topic: KDE needs multiple reboots to start normally
Replies: 18
Views: 2735

KDE needs multiple reboots to start normally

Hi all - I have a problem with KDE that is driving me a little batty. For a long time, I've had no problems with KDE. Now recently, whenever I boot up the machine, most times it will hang at the end of the splash screen and just sit there. Going into a terminal, I see an item in the process list alo...
by NotExcessive
Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:09
Forum: 3D Desktops and Window Managers
Topic: Black text on black background KDE problem [Solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Re: Black text on black background KDE problem

I just removed and reinstalled the skel package and that seems to have worked.
by NotExcessive
Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:21
Forum: 3D Desktops and Window Managers
Topic: Black text on black background KDE problem [Solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Black text on black background KDE problem [Solved]

I'm currently running the latest version of KDE and for some reason a couple of days ago, when I powered up the PC, the plasma widgets showed me black text on a black (or very very dark) background. I've tried the trick of copying the /etc/skel directory to home, but that didn't do the trick. Any su...
by NotExcessive
Sat May 07, 2011 8:24
Forum: 3D Desktops and Window Managers
Topic: KDE 4.6 Random Freeze [Solved]
Replies: 18
Views: 3077

Re: KDE 4.6 Random Freeze

Finally solved it - two things: IP plasmoid and the pager. 1. The IP address display plasmoid ( http://opendesktop.org/content/show.php?content=118534 ) was causing the system to bork. I removed it and replaced it with the other one ("IP address with flag") which works perfectly. The reason I didn't...
by NotExcessive
Tue Apr 26, 2011 13:13
Forum: 3D Desktops and Window Managers
Topic: KDE 4.6 Random Freeze [Solved]
Replies: 18
Views: 3077

Re: KDE 4.6 Random Freeze

No, there's no activity at all - hard drive, "top" shows nothing either. I can't track this down to any pattern of usage, application, or operating hours. All I know is that the system works perfectly fine with Gnome, and constantly does these intermittent lockups with KDE. Compiz on or Compiz off, ...
by NotExcessive
Mon Apr 25, 2011 17:47
Forum: 3D Desktops and Window Managers
Topic: KDE 4.6 Random Freeze [Solved]
Replies: 18
Views: 3077

Re: KDE 4.6 Random Freeze

*bump*

Still no closer to solving this.
by NotExcessive
Thu Mar 24, 2011 23:54
Forum: Networking and Wireless
Topic: Yet another Huawei 3G USB modem problem....
Replies: 4
Views: 2065

Re: Yet another Huawei 3G USB modem problem....

I ended up rebuilding the entire laptop with a new installation of 64-bit 5.5, and it worked out of the box. Don't know what the original issue was since the usb_modeswitch and wvdial configuration files are exactly the same.
by NotExcessive
Tue Mar 15, 2011 17:30
Forum: 3D Desktops and Window Managers
Topic: KDE 4.6 Random Freeze [Solved]
Replies: 18
Views: 3077

Re: KDE 4.6 Random Freeze

Just wondering: I currently have x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-260.19.29#2.6.37-sabayon installed. What is the difference between this and x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-96.43.19#2.6.37-sabayon? Is there any possibility this is the cause of the random freezes?
by NotExcessive
Fri Mar 11, 2011 15:03
Forum: 3D Desktops and Window Managers
Topic: KDE 4.6 Random Freeze [Solved]
Replies: 18
Views: 3077

Re: KDE 4.6 Random Freeze

Yeah tried that - no effect. Since then, I've tried page flipping on, power miser set to max performance, all desktop effects in KDE off.... nothing. I'm wondering if it's a problem in the nvidia driver (though funnily enough there's no problem under Gnome). I've just downloaded the 260.19.44 driver...
by NotExcessive
Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:59
Forum: 3D Desktops and Window Managers
Topic: KDE 4.6 Random Freeze [Solved]
Replies: 18
Views: 3077

KDE 4.6 Random Freeze [Solved]

About a month or so ago, I put KDE 4.6 onto my Acer Aspire 5745G laptop. It had Sabayon 5.3 (64-bit), Compiz, and Gnome on it, and was rock stable. After I put KDE on, I had nothing but dramas - quite often, I couldn't launch an app, move a window, or use the pager - this was because KDE would freez...