kprinter in KDE 3.1.1 crashes under sid
The crashes that Pablo di Vincente saw under woody also happen in a
totally current (as of 2003.03.22) sid system. This was also an
upgrade from 3.1.0. When one types kprinter from a konsole window
the kprinter comes up and then instantly crashes with the message
kdecore (KSocket): ERROR: KExtendedSocket::connectionEvent() called
but no data available!
The KDE crash dialog says that kprinter crashed with signal 11
One way to postpone the crash is to remove the file
Then the kprinter window will launch successfully. If you click on
any option EXCEPT cups, the window will stay. But if you click on
the CUPS option, there is an instant crash, as described above.
I surmise that the trouble is when kprinter talks to cups.
But, my cups is working fine. I can print to cups using the bsd
compatibility commands like lp or lpr. That works with no glitch.
I tried purging kdeprint and re-installing it after a reboot. That
did not help. That suggests that kprinter interacts with files from
some other package in 3.1.1 in some bad way.