Re: multiple KDE segfault issues
On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 01:07:13AM -0600, Bob Tracy wrote:
> "kdm" currently segfaults during kdm-greeting. To reproduce, enter
> your login name and tab to the password entry field: "kdm" will
> immediately segfault and reinitialize. Using "gdm3" to access the
> KDE4 environment works a bit better :-). Once logged in,
> "plasma-desktop" segfaults after doing almost anything, including
> clicking on the "K" menu and then any submenu such as "System".
> The common items showing up in the stack backtraces for both "kdm"
> and "plasma-desktop" are QT4 functions: this smells like the same
> g++ optimizer bug that kills programs based on "libxul.so", e.g.,
I finished the non-optimized build of all the qt4-x11 packages, and all
things KDE4 now seem to work!! "kdm" works: got logged-in with a KDE4
session. "plasma-desktop" no longer segfaults, BUT...
I had just fired-up an instance of "Konsole", and was resizing the
terminal window when the machine locked-up solid. Had to hit the reset
switch to recover. I don't think the machine crashed: couldn't find any
"oops" messages in syslog. The ~/.xsession-errors file had quite a bit
of diagnostic information in it, but nothing that seemed relevant to the
system freeze. Similarly, the "/var/log/Xorg.0.log*" files contained
only expected information.
At this point, I conclude we definitely have a g++ 4.4 optimizer bug.
It affects at least the binary packages produced from the "qt4-x11"
source package, and "iceweasel". The common symptom is application
instability manifesting as segfaults.
Separate from the optimizer issue, KMS bugs apparently *not* specific to
Alpha are being seen by others, and they are seeing black screens, system
freezes, etc., same as I am.
Bottom line: I have high hopes of having a working KDE4 environment on
Alpha before much longer, because the KMS issues are being actively
worked at high priority (due to them showing up on supported