Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 86533
keyboard stops responding in KDE eventually
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:05 EDT
Description of problem:
Sometimes KDE stops receiving keyboard input. Mouse works ok, and so do
the rest of applications. However, no keyboard input passes to the
applications. I've observed this 3 times, each time in case of different
activity (Konqueror, Konsole, MPlayer).
Hitting ctrl-alt-backspace kills X server successfully, though. I also was
able to log out from KDE session that brought me to the KDM login prompt;
keyboard started responding again.
Last time it happened I also noticed that the keyboard layout switcher's
icon disappeared in the system tray when the keyboard hung.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Though I am not sure which component is in charge of this...
Hardly; usually happens in 3-4 days of X session uptime.
Could you please tell me how i can produce this bug?
There is new kde 3.1.1 for 8.0 on ftp.kde.org. Could you please try kde-3.1.1
from ftp.kde.org. Does it fix this problem for you?
I cannot reproduce it reliably, it just happens from time to time.
I'll try the recent KDE packages and see if it helps.
Seems that upgrading to 3.1.1 solves this problem. A week has passed withough
any evidence of such mishaps.