Bug 76373 - kdeinit hangs and causes other programs to crash
kdeinit hangs and causes other programs to crash
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 80664
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdelibs (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
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Reported: 2002-10-20 22:00 EDT by Nathan G. Grennan
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:47 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:50:00 EST
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Description Nathan G. Grennan 2002-10-20 22:00:25 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.6 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20021017

Description of problem:
I run all my common applications on the start of X. Terminal Windows, Web
Browser, E-mail Client, etc. I do this via a shell script called by Gnome2's
manual startup option. If I tell it to run 4 konsole and konqueror, kdeinit
barfs on startup everytime. Depending on if they are in memory or not sometimes
Konqueror will start, sometimes one or more terminals will start, but I will get
at least one crash dialog. If I look with ps ax I see alot of kdeinit --suicide
and such sitting around. If I killall kdeinit and then try to start 4 konsoles
at once it works just fine. It seems to be isolated to either starting konqueror
and a konsole fairly close together, or something about the load of starting
some many applications at once. 

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup startup script that starts alot of programs including Konqueror and
Konsole with Gnome2
2. Start X


Actual Results:  Crash dialogs

Expected Results:  Applications to start normally

Additional info:

I also see this problem with the newer kdelibs 3.0.4-2 from rawhide.



evolution --no-splash &
galeon &
gaim &
sleep 10
xchat &
xmms &
sleep 10
kfmclient openProfile filemanagement &
terms &



konsole -T Terminal1 &
sleep 2
konsole -T Terminal2 &
sleep 2
konsole -T Terminal3 &
sleep 2
konsole -T Terminal4 &
Comment 1 Ngo Than 2002-12-22 07:49:28 EST
Hmm, i have tested on 2 local machines. it works for me. 
Comment 2 Nathan G. Grennan 2002-12-23 02:11:51 EST
I just tried this again and got the four terminals, but not konqueror.
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2003-01-02 04:52:40 EST
What speed CPU, and how much RAM?  Could be a race condition that perhaps
doesn't trigger on some hardware..
Comment 4 Nathan G. Grennan 2003-01-02 04:59:49 EST
CPU 1.47ghz(Athlon XP 1700+) with 512mb of memory

I have also seen it with the same processor in another motherboard with 768mb of

When I use konsole as my terminal program I have to not put the terminals in the
startup, wait for konqueror to completely load, and then load the terminals.
Comment 5 Miloslav Trmac 2003-01-13 07:28:13 EST
Note also bug 80664. Seems similar and contains some possibly useful
Comment 6 Nathan G. Grennan 2003-01-15 07:35:28 EST
I have gotten rid of this by starting my home directory out fresh. I know the
bug is still lurking out there, but I am not no longer able to reproduce it with
KDE 3.1 in rawhide and the clean home directory.
Comment 7 Nathan G. Grennan 2003-01-20 12:12:15 EST
Just finished rebooting after upgrading my kernel to 2.4.20-2.22 and this
problem is Back! I am running phoebe2 now.
Comment 8 Nathan G. Grennan 2003-01-21 11:05:27 EST
Still running phoebe2, but have downgraded my kernel to 2.4.18-19.8.0 and the
problems happens everytime. So has something to do with the kernel, maybe nptl
Comment 9 Ngo Than 2004-07-19 07:08:28 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 80664 ***
Comment 10 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:50:00 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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