On 03/26/2017 08:46 AM, James Knott wrote:
On 03/26/2017 11:45 AM, Patrick Shanahan wrote:
again, I had to kill the desktop and log back in.
guessing but, aiui you cannot
restart dbus/requires reboot. perhaps you
need to restart your system.
I have rebooted a few times. It makes no difference whether I reboot or
just use Ctl-Alt-Backspace to kill the desktop.
This freeze is a wide-spread problem, seems though it does not hit
everyone, nor does it always seem to have *exactly* the same symptoms.
It is upstream, IMHO, at either KDE or QT.
I have seen multiple reports of this same thing in different distros,
not just openSUSE, and the common clue is all are running KDE Plasma5
The problem shows up sometimes with some update, not tracked down yet
AFAIK, and sometimes can disappear as mysteriously as it appeared.
It is not GPU specific, as it happens on some AMD systems and some Intel
systems, as well as some systems with nVidia (I believe).
It is happening on some old machines and some new ones.
There are a few threads on the openSUSE Forum about it, if you check.
I ran into the same problem a couple days ago when I installed 42.2 on a
client's laptop that had to be delivered right away, so I did not have
the luxury of the time to investigate it. Instead, I reinstalled and
used Xfce as the desktop.
Some suggestions you might try:
Next freeze, lock the screen (Ctrl-Alt-L), and if that works unlock the
screen and see if it frees up the system.
If you are using SDDM as the Display Manager, try installing KDM (I
understand it is not installed by default anymore), then switch to it
and see if the problem continues.
Or, consider switching to Xfce for awhile.
Or, wait until a solution comes along.
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