Re: Re: kde sound logoff crash workaround
"I recently installed kde 3.3 from sid and have had a couple of strange
problems. I was wondering if anyone else has had similar issues.
Every time I logout of kde, my system completely locks up. I have tried
launching KDE from gdm, or from just a console and had the same result.
After confirming that I want to logout, the screen goes blank, but a
mouse pointer is still visible, but unresponsive. The system does not
respond to keyboard input such as ctrl-alt-F1, ctrl-alt-backspace or
ctrl-alt-del. Furthermore, I cannot ssh to the box from another
computer. The system must be rebooted to resolve the situation. "
I had this exact same problem on four different desktops at work.
Couldn't even ssh in to any of the computers. I traced it to the KDE
sound system. In the Control Center -> Sound System -> General (tab)
unselect the option "Run with the highest posibile priority". I left
selected; "Enable the Sound System, Enable Networked Sound and Auto
Suspend". No more lockups. Worked on all four systems running kde 3.3.