KDE 3.2/Xwindows dying strangely without warning

Kent Stewart kstewart at owt.com
Sun Apr 18 15:30:17 PDT 2004

On Sunday 18 April 2004 03:24 pm, Dragoncrest wrote:
>          Nobody has any answers for me on this?

I have had my .kde* files get corrupted and do what you describe. I 
finally did a cd and then 
rm -rf .kde*

I had to resetup kde for that user but my problems went away. You want 
to back up your bookmarks and address book. Then, re-import them after 
you setup kde. 

FWIW, I have had kde sessions running for much longer than 10 days 
without problems. I have been following the upgrade to 4.10 and those 
systems were updated less than 10 days ago.


> At 10:42 AM 4/17/04 -0400, Dragoncrest wrote:
> >Ok, I can't contribute this to anything I've ever encountered or
> >something that I'm doing, but it seems that after about 7-10 days
> > KDE just dies on me.  No crash, no errors, no "I'm gonna shut
> > down". Nothing.  I will be working along and then suddenly it's
> > just not there. It just goes away without a single bit of warning. 
> > So I login under my user account at the console that's now staring
> > at me and only the basic processes that should be running just
> > after startup are there, but not a single Xwindows thing, or
> > anything related to KDE.
> >
> >Even the logs show nothing.  No core dumps, no memory errors, not
> > even an Xwindows shutting down message.  It's just like Xwindows
> > and KDE were never running in the first place.  I can then restart
> > KDE and it goes back to the same saved state from the last time kde
> > was restarted as though nothing had happened.  I'm seriously
> > baffled.  This just started about 2 weeks ago after my last reboot.
> >  Anyone got any ideas?  None of my other boxes do this, so I'm
> > lacking other systems to use as examples. Any help is apreciated.
> >
> >Here's the apps I have running at the time it goes away/dies.
> >
> >BitTorrent
> >Mozilla (for work related webpages)
> >FireFox (for personal surfing)
> >XMMS (playing)
> >Knotes
> >Klipper
> >Krusader
> >Kedit
> >3 console windows
> >Gaim
> >Kmail
> >
> >That's it.  Nothing that I can think of that might destabalize KDE
> > like this.  Thanks in advance for your help.
> >
> >_______________________________________________
> >freebsd-questions at freebsd.org mailing list
> >http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions
> >To unsubscribe, send any mail to
> > "freebsd-questions-unsubscribe at freebsd.org"
> _______________________________________________
> freebsd-questions at freebsd.org mailing list
> http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions
> To unsubscribe, send any mail to
> "freebsd-questions-unsubscribe at freebsd.org"

Kent Stewart
Richland, WA


More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list