Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 38956
KDE logout hangs if Netscape running
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:01 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.75 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.14-5.0smp i686)
Description of problem:
We are seeing an intermittent behavior where KDE's session saving step will
hang if an instance of the Netscape browser is running. We have not been
able to characterize the problem further. It does not seem to be specific
to any given user or machine.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login to KDE.
2. Start Netscape and wait until it has gone to its designated home page.
3. Logout of KDE.
Actual Results: Sometimes KDE will hang trying to preserve the session.
Expected Results: It should always exit cleanly.
The workaround is that someone with root capability rlogin's to the
affected machine and stops and restarts the X server. We haven't tried
killing Netscape to see if that would allow KDE to finish shutting down.
Known Netscape bug (it handles session management commands, but doesn't get it
right). Since we don't have access to the source, we can't fix this - use
Konqueror or Mozilla.
Does this problem continue with the 4.76 release of Netscape that is shipped
with Redhat 7.1?
Probably. I haven't bothered to check out Netscape ever since Konqueror
started to work better than it (for me).