Re: KDE 3.4: multiple hangs at login
> I'm running KDE 3.4.0-0pre2 from the Debian packages at alioth.debian.org.
> I'm having a problem that when I customize some of KDE's settings, both in
> the control center and in some applications, the next time I log in the
> login will hang towards the end, somewhere during the "Loading panel"
> phase. The mouse pointer still moves, but the desktop is locked up hard.
> I have to switch to a different VT and kill a bunch of processes to get
> that VT back.
I've filed a bug report about this,
http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=102046. I've also determined that
klauncher is the process that's hanging. This is useful, because I don't
have to kill my whole login session to get past the hang; I just kill
klauncher. This means that not all of my previous session gets restored,
but at least I can log in without having to rm -rf .kde; cp
-a .kde.bak .kde every time.