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    Default Plasmashell Crash

    I have 3 computers running Tumbleweed, each for more than 3 months. All are running KDE

    • Laptop I5 with Intel graphics
    • Desktop amd bulldozer cpu with Nvidia graphics using Nouveau driver
    • KVM virtual machine


    The April 7 + April 8 broke the plasma shell on the Desktop and virtual machine. Computer boots normally to sddm on Desktop and kdm on virtual machine. After username and password are entered the KDE splash shows with progress bar and then desktop background shows, but no panels. After a short period of time the background goes away and there is nothing but a black screen. The mouse pointer works, alt - F2 brings up krunner. Konsole, Chromium, Dolphin, and Kontact work as expected. - Can to use Alt - Tab or mouse to switch apps.

    Code:
    # journalctl -b |grep plasmashell
    Apr 11 10:50:32 virt-fc audit[2262]: ANOM_ABEND auid=10000 uid=10000 guid=10000 ses=1 pid=2262 comm="plasmashell" exe="/usr/bin/plasmashell" sig=11
    Apr 11 10:50:32 virt-fc kernel: plasmashell2262] segfault at 0 ip 00007f42f7c9c78d sp 00007fffaf47ced0 error 4 in libtaskmanager.so.5.6.1[7f42f7c73000+7d000]
    Apr 11 10:52:14 virt-fc systemd-coredump[ss80]: Process 2262 (plasmashell) of user 10000 dumped core.
    Is this a bug in the parts of plasma5 that were updated from 5.5.? to 5.6.1 or systemd/udev update?

    I have rolled back my desktop. - Hooray for BTRFS snapshots!!

    Can anyone suggest a workaround?

    Thanks.

    Mark

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    Default Re: Plasmashell Crash

    Hi Mark,

    I hope this helps, it worked for me.

    If you have panel launchers for popular applications remove them all and try again.

    Alternatively, if you have patience, login as root through tty1 if plasma crashes, and either remove or move the plasma configuration files in .config directory and spend time experimenting.

    Touch wood I have been impressed so far with the latest version.

    Cheers

    Jerome

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    Default Re: Plasmashell Crash

    Jerome,

    Thanks for the tip. That worked on my Desktop computer. I had 2 launchers (Chromium & Dolphin) in the task bar.- I'm afraid to add those launchers back, so I just added them to the Desktop panel. I have the same launchers on my virtual machine at work, which I'll tackle tomorrow.

    After I removed the launchers, paranoia had a hold of me, so in case I had issues I updated systemd/udev, then I updated the plasma5 packages, and finally mesa rebooting between each update. Thankfully it all just worked.

    Mark

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