On Tue, 2018-11-06 at 19:35 +0800, Ed Greshko wrote:
On 11/6/18 7:24 PM, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> F29 updated.
> For the last couple of days I've turned on my monitor in the morning to
> find Plasma unresponsive, i.e. clicking on the bottom panel does
> nothing, neither does right-clicking on the background.
So, you can move the mouse?
> The machine is left on at night (not suspended or hibernating, just the
> monitor turned off), and today the clock widget shows a frozen time of
> 4:55am. Nothing is running overnight except the DE and my backup
> software (rsnapshot) which does run at around that time though it has
> been doing that for years without issue and according to the logs
> completed on time as usual.
> 'killall -s SIGSEGV plasmashell' (which in the past would kick it into
> restarting) is ineffective. Maybe the magic incantation has changed,
> but as none of this stuff is documented in man pages I don't know.
And where are you typing these commands? Doing a Crtl-Alt-F2?
I sued Shift-Tab to get to an open Konsole. Note that everything except
Plasma still works, my other windows are running etc. I even sent that
report from Evolution before logging out.
> 'kill <PID>' does kill it, but how do I run it
again without logging
> out? Simply running plasmashell from the command line does put up the
> widget panel but it's still frozen, and the command never returns.
Back in the F26 or F27 days I was having some issues. Forgot the circumstances but back
then I was
advised that doing
Yes, I remembered too late that I even have a script for that (BTW it's
now kquitapp5). However:
It just happened again, this time when I came back from my lunch break.
At least that eliminates by backup system from suspicion.
This time I just logged out using Ctrl-Alt-Del, then logged in again.
Plasma started up but was still frozen (except the clock widget now
showed the updated time). I tried the same thing again, with no
Doing it a third time would indicate insanity, so this time I switched
to another console (Shift-Alt-Fn), logged in as root and tried a
'telinit 3'. The DE disappeared, I ran 'telinit 5' and the DE didn't
come back. However I now had a GUI cursor on my root console window, so
presumably Xorg was running even though some component of KDE was not.