Bug#452053: The LD_BIND_NOW=true start_kdeinit_wrapper workaround works for me as well!
Thanks very much for this workaround. Because of this issue, I have had
to use fvwm for the last several days, and it basically sucks compared to KDE.
I suspect there are a lot of frustrated startx KDE Debian testing users out
there at this moment with hung startkde sessions who are not aware
of the workaround, but relief is in sight for them.
http://bjorn.haxx.se/debian/testing.pl?package=ksmserver says the new
ksmserver that apparently fixes the issue should get into lenny within 5
days with some luck.
My basic problem is I bought new hardware (ASUS P5K-V MB with Intel g33
chipset) to reduce the noise in the office and also reduce the power bills.
However, that hardware is too close for Linux comfort to the cutting edge so
I am forced to use Debian testing (and sometimes even Debian unstable) when
I would much prefer Debian stable. But I went with the new hardware with my
eyes wide open to the Linux consequences, and I am glad that so far I am
finding workarounds in Debian testing/unstable for all problems. Also, I am
trying to fulfill my side of the Debian bargain by initiating bug reports
for the new hardware when that is appropriate. This bug is not such an
occasion (it's just a general result of using Debian testing) but I am so
glad to see this workaround, that I felt moved to make some general remarks.
Also, my thanks to all the Debian volunteers that make this such a good
Alan W. Irwin
Astronomical research affiliation with Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Victoria (astrowww.phys.uvic.ca).
Programming affiliations with the FreeEOS equation-of-state implementation
for stellar interiors (freeeos.sf.net); PLplot scientific plotting software
package (plplot.org); the libLASi project (unifont.org/lasi); the Loads of
Linux Links project (loll.sf.net); and the Linux Brochure Project