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Month: December 2014

Re: [trinity-users] kdeskto_lock issue

From: Greg Madden <gomadtroll@...>
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2014 19:15:27 -0900
On Tuesday 02 December 2014 17:57:06 you wrote:
> > Debian Wheezy, Amd64, Nvidia quadro card, drivers from vender, dual
> > monitors.
> >
> > In my .xsession-errors files I can see numerous entries:
> > "tdecore] Deleting stale lockfile
> > /tmp/tde-pabiVcZK3y/kdesktop_lock_lockfile"
> > This crashes my X session, ~ 1 minute uptime, dumps me back to the login
> > screen, totaly unworkable.
> >
> > I have been working around this issue because it only happens on 2
> > workstations with the same hardware specs, and drivers from Nvidia.
> >
> > I remove  '/opt/trinity/bin/kdesktop_lock', I do not use screensaver or
> > lock
> > desktop, this works..until an update replaces the kdesktop_lock
> > binary...this
> > will stop eventually.
> >
> > I read bugs 2222 & 2230, re kdesktop_lock, I could run a backtrace if
> > that would help and if someone could give directions on howto.  I will
> > file a bug
> > with the backtrace.
> Well that's strange.  When you mention it crashing your Xorg session does
> that mean the Xorg server itself crashes (i.e. instantaneous dump back to
> the command line) or that TDE terminates leaving Xorg still running?

I do not think the x server crashed,I get dropped to the login prompt pretty 
quickly, does not seem like enough time to restart the X server also.

> kdesktop_lock is spawned from kdesktop, so any debugging would likely
> involve terminating kdesktop and running kdesktop_lock under gdb from a
> terminal.  When I have an answer to the above question I'll get back to
> you on how to debug further.

killed the 'kdesktop' process, ran 'gdb kdesktop_lock' in a terminal, output 

pabi@tdewheezy:~$ gdb /opt/trinity/bin/kdesktop_lock
GNU gdb (GDB) 7.4.1-debian
Copyright (C) 2012 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.  Type "show copying"
and "show warranty" for details.
This GDB was configured as "x86_64-linux-gnu".
For bug reporting instructions, please see:
Reading symbols from /opt/trinity/bin/kdesktop_lock...Reading symbols 
from /usr/lib/debug/opt/trinity/bin/kdesktop_lock...done.
(gdb) q

> Also, Did this bug first appear in RC2 or did it show up earlier?

It started when I upgraded to R14 fro, on 8/6/2014..thread "Wheezy 
upgrade to R14'. It was not this bad at first, it has progressively gotten 
worse,,till now it is unusable without disabling 'kdesktop_lock' binary.

> Thanks!
> Tim

Thanks for the reply.