Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 76373
kdeinit hangs and causes other programs to crash
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:48 EDT
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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):
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
I also see this problem with the newer kdelibs 3.0.4-2 from rawhide.
evolution --no-splash &
kfmclient openProfile filemanagement &
konsole -T Terminal1 &
konsole -T Terminal2 &
konsole -T Terminal3 &
konsole -T Terminal4 &
Hmm, i have tested on 2 local machines. it works for me.
I just tried this again and got the four terminals, but not konqueror.
What speed CPU, and how much RAM? Could be a race condition that perhaps
doesn't trigger on some hardware..
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.
Note also bug 80664. Seems similar and contains some possibly useful
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.
Just finished rebooting after upgrading my kernel to 2.4.20-2.22 and this
problem is Back! I am running phoebe2 now.
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
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 80664 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.