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Re: [opensuse-factory] Heads up for 2.6.21
  • From: Sid Boyce <sboyce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2007 12:59:43 +0000
  • Message-id: <45E81FBF.80003@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Greg KH wrote:
On Fri, Mar 02, 2007 at 04:41:08AM +0000, Sid Boyce wrote:
On openSUSE 10.2 (KDE-3.5.5) and 10.3 Alpha (KDE-3.5.6), I've encountered a problem with vanilla 2.6.21-rc1 up to 2.6.21-rc2-git1. KDE is setup not to require a password to unlock the screen, but it asks for password. When given the password, it unlocks, but kwin, kicker, klauncher and may be other kdeinit stuff have died with no errors reported. Doing straces do not show errors.
If I start those 3 from the command line, everything comes back except the desktop icons and the next lock will repeat the same sequence.
The workaround I've found is to move kdesktop_lock out of /opt/kde3/bin, everything comes back intact when a key is pressed or the mouse is moved after the screen is blanked.
NOTE, this is just a heads up, so no action is expected.

Note, the kernel should not have anything to do with this...

But if you think it does, please file a bug at and
let the kernel developers know on the linux-kernel list, so that it can
get fixed.


greg k-h

I've posted this problem to the kernel mailing list and Avi Kivity has been responding.
That's precisely the problem, determining whether it's a kernel or KDE bug. With up to 2.6.20 there isn't a problem, it's only reared its head at 2.6.21-rc1 on 10.2 x86_64 and 10.3 Alpha x86 where these kdeinit functions die without posting any errors in log files or in strace and they die only when "kdesktop_lock" is run. Not allowing kdesktop_lock to run, everything is normal.
Different versions of openSUSE distros and KDE but same kernel versions.
I shall build and test 2.6.21-rc2-git2 on kubuntu 6.10 to see if I get the same errors.
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