[kde] Plasma session freezes when using two sessions on different ttys
- Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 17:50:44 +0200
- From: Martin Steigerwald <martin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [kde] Plasma session freezes when using two sessions on different ttys
On Plasma 5.6/5.7 – 5.7 currently partially uploaded – (before pure 5.6), KF
5.23, and Qt 5.6.1 on Debian Sid on ThinkPad T520 with Sandybridge graphics
and xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.917+git20160706-1, mesa 11.2.1 on libdrm
2.4.68 when using two sessions after switching from one session to another
sometimes the session I switched to is stuck.
Stuck means: No reaction whatsoever to mouse clicks or keyboard inputs. All
windows are still shown just fine and there is no process at 100% cpu. The
session seems just idle, just that it doesn´t respond to user input anymore.
I didn´t take much care to debug this yet, as I have no exact idea how and I
wanted the session back now. So what I did is killall -u affecteduser, but I
noticed this didn´t clear all processes. ksmserver was still there and it only
responded to a KILL signal.
I didn´t find much in .xsession-errors that I can relate to that. Two things I
org.kde.plasma: unversioned plugin detected, may result in instability
But I think I have seen this for ages.
Well, before creating yet another of these tons of freeze bug reports against
plasmashell and kwin, without being able to provide much of helpful
information… any idea how to make a useful bug report out of it, next time it
I found similar reports such as
Bug 354126 - Plasma 5 Screen Freezes on a regular basis...
But I only see this when using two sessions … and then also Alt-F2 does not
work anymore, also Alt-Shift-F12 to disable compositing produces no effect.
I could try to produce a backtrace of ksmserver, kwin, plasmashell… enable all
debugging in kdebugdialog and looking again in ~/.xsession-errors, also
checking kernel log (did not find anything), but is there any more systematic
and also time-efficient approach to this?
I found some hints in the forum, but I think these are two general for my
situation and… well trying with two clean users… it isn´t as if the problem
reproduces everytime, so this would take a considerable amount of time.
Such a randomly appearing "I just freeze the desktop, without telling you why,
hahaha" kind of bug is something that I´d like to squash for good, but at the
same time seems to be quite elusive. There are a gazillion layers in the stack
where things can go wrong and I currently know now systematic approach on how
to find which part exactly fails.
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