Weird freeze w/ skype w/kde in current of last 10-15 days.

Karol Kwiatkowski freebsd at
Mon Oct 3 08:51:59 PDT 2005

eculp at wrote:
> This is a really strange problem that even I don't believe;)
> I have  7.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT #22: Fri Sep 23 05:39:20 CDT 2005
> skype-
> kde-3.4.2
> And when I start skype I get a hard lock.  No console message, no log
> messages, nothing.  I have to turn it off and back on.
> The strange part involves the work arounds that are independient of one
> another that I have found:
> Kernel compiled prior to around Sept. 9 works fine, zero problems with kde.
> Current Kernel and using xdm in place of kde, works fine.
> Now I try to keep my box clean of old libraries and did a portupgrade
> -Rruf of skype and kde with no changes and even that doesn't explain why
> an older kernel would work unless I had some old libraries around, I
> would assume and the working kernels aren't that old.
> To make it even more unusual I have 4 other machines showing the same
> symptoms.  They are all AMD 32 bit w/ different motherboards and from
> 256M to 2M in memory.  I don't have anything with an intel chip to test on.
> Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated, I have no idea where else
> to look.
> Thanks,
> ed

'Me too' kind of post (no one replied on -current or -ports).

As soon as skype's window shows up everything stops - no mouse, no
keyboard, no ssh connection from other machine, no nothing. It started
in similar period of time (few weeks ago but I don't know exactly).

Here's my setup:

FreeBSD 6.0-BETA5 #2: Mon Oct  3 14:27:55 CEST 2005 i386
AMD Athlon 2000+, 512MB

I upgraded from 5.4-RELEASE (cvsup, make), recompiled all ports as

Software used:

skype-              =  up-to-date with port
(previously skype-, same effect)

linux-XFree86-libs-  =  up-to-date with port
linux-expat-1.95.5_3        =  up-to-date with port
linux-fontconfig-2.1_4      =  up-to-date with port
linux_base-8-8.0_6          =  up-to-date with port
linux_dri-4.3.0_3           =  up-to-date with port

kdebase-3.4.2_2             =  up-to-date with port
kdehier-1.0_8               =  up-to-date with port
kdelibs-3.4.2_1             =  up-to-date with port
kdemultimedia-3.4.2_1       =  up-to-date with port
kdeutils-3.4.2              =  up-to-date with port

Linux compatibility module loaded at system boot (linux_enable="YES").

Any help appreciated.



Karol Kwiatkowski  <freebsd at orchid dot homeunix dot org>

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