Bug 483242 - plasma sigsegvs on startup after upgrading to kde-4.2.0
plasma sigsegvs on startup after upgrading to kde-4.2.0
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdebase-workspace (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-01-30 08:50 EST by Don Zickus
Modified: 2009-02-04 12:38 EST (History)
8 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-02-04 12:38:09 EST
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plasma crash (6.47 KB, application/octet-stream)
2009-01-30 08:50 EST, Don Zickus
no flags Details
plasmarc file (371 bytes, text/plain)
2009-01-30 09:32 EST, Don Zickus
no flags Details
plasma-appletsrc (3.04 KB, text/plain)
2009-01-30 09:33 EST, Don Zickus
no flags Details
new stack trace with installed kdelibs debuginfo (6.76 KB, text/plain)
2009-01-30 09:45 EST, Don Zickus
no flags Details

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Description Don Zickus 2009-01-30 08:50:12 EST
Created attachment 330463 [details]
plasma crash

Description of problem:
I have been updating my machine weekly with the latest snapshots of the pre-released kde-4.2.0 without much issues.  Once I installed the final snapshot of 4.2.0, plasma reliably crashes on me on startup.  I will attach the backtrace as a followup.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot up laptop
2. login from kdm
3. once desktop appears notice kde crash handler for plasma
Actual results:
the desktop is useable, just no plasma, which means no sidebar and all the other plasma goodies

Expected results:
plasma loads fine and my desktop is customized to my liking.

Additional info:
I know this is part of the kde-testing.repo.  But I wasn't sure to file this bug, so I thought I would start here.
Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2009-01-30 08:58:34 EST
Addition information:
1. rpm -q kdelibs
2. please attach your 

kde-testing repo currently doesn't have -debuginfo pkgs, you may need to fetch (at least): 
kdelibs-debuginfo from
(corresponding to your kdelibs build)
to get a worthwhile backtrace.
Comment 2 Jaroslav Reznik 2009-01-30 09:22:46 EST
Could you check your Plasma related packages version? If you have installed them.
rpm -q kdeplasma-addons
rpm -q kde-plasma-quickaccess
rpm -q kde-plasma-runcommand
Comment 3 Don Zickus 2009-01-30 09:32:00 EST
Created attachment 330468 [details]
plasmarc file
Comment 4 Don Zickus 2009-01-30 09:33:04 EST
Created attachment 330469 [details]
Comment 5 Don Zickus 2009-01-30 09:36:39 EST
thanks for the quick feedback.  here is the rpm output.  i have to reboot to get the new stack trace.

kde-plasma-quickaccess is not installed
kde-plasma-runcommand is not installed
Comment 6 Don Zickus 2009-01-30 09:45:38 EST
Created attachment 330472 [details]
new stack trace with installed kdelibs debuginfo
Comment 7 Don Zickus 2009-01-30 09:54:38 EST
alright, so now that I know where the plasma config files are, I moved plasmarc and plasma-appletsrc to *.orig and rebooted.  The problem seemed to have gone away.  I guess I had a bad plasmaoid.  :-(

Sorry for the noise.  Thanks again for trying to help so quickly.


now I just need to find a way to get kde to remember my wireless network password.
Comment 8 Steven M. Parrish 2009-02-04 12:38:09 EST
Thanks for letting us know this has been resolved for you.  Closing but feel free to reopen if the problem returns

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