Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63102
artsbuilder kills machine
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
Description of Problem:
artsbuilder renders machine useless after a few minutes up and running.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2. start 'top' so you can see what it is doing to your system
3. open artsbuilder manual, follow instructions for tutorial
4. hear mega-swapping start to happen at about the second step of tutorial.
5. flip power switch, since nothing else is possible.
I'll try to provide some more useful information....
Works for me.
What soundcard are you using?
I've reproduced this on 2 different systems:
from lspci -v:
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio (rev 04)
Subsystem: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 4732
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10
I/O ports at e800 [size=256]
I/O ports at ef00 [size=64]
00:08.0 Multimedia audio controller: S3 Inc. SonicVibes
Subsystem: Unknown device bfbf:bfbf
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 5
I/O ports at 9c00 [size=16]
I/O ports at a000 [size=16]
I/O ports at a400 [size=4]
I/O ports at a800 [size=4]
I/O ports at ac00 [size=8]
here are the steps I used to reproduce it on the 2nd system:
1- install, start KDE
2- choose the maximum setting on "Eye-candy-o-meter"
3- open artsbuilder
4- open artsbuilder handbook
5- select and place Modules->Synthesis->SoundIO->Synth_AMAN_PLAY
6- double click on 'title' parameter; select constant value and type tutorial
7- listen to hard disk spin madly, artsbuilder crashes.
Still can't reproduce this, it does just what I'd expect. Are you using the current
Assigning to Than, it seems to happen on his machine as well while it works here.
please try kdemultimedia-arts-3.0.2-1 again. i cannot reproduce it in this release.
benl, will you try to replicate this with the latest packages, as it appears you
have systems which were experiencing the problems. Please close out the issue
if you no longer are seeing problems.
I got a little further this time. It didn't render my machine useless, but I
did get a traceback (attached).
Created attachment 75144 [details]
traceback after selecting "Execute structure"
Fixed in rawhide in rpm arts-1.1-5 or newer.
All kde packages, which are using libmcop (provided by arts) have to be upgraded
to the latest version. These packages are: kdelibs, kdebase, kdemultimedia,
kdeaddons, kdegames and koffice.