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    Default plasmashell freezing a lot lately

    Hi,
    since about a week I am experiencing a lot of plasmashell freezes (several times a day).
    Never had this problem before.

    Initially I had it only on my PC at home, so I blamed the AMD GPU driver, but since today I have the same also on my laptop (Intel GPU).

    Solution is simply to kill and restart plasmashell, as the rest of the system is perfectly responsive.
    I am on plasmashell 5.8.5.

    Anybody else seeing this? Hints?

    Thank you in advance.
    Cris
    Desktop: OpenSUSE Tumbleweed (x86_64) - AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core Processor, 16Gb RAM, 120GB Samsung Evo 840 SSD
    Laptop: OpenSUSE Tumbleweed (x86_64) - Thinkpad T440 - Intel i5-4210U, 12Gb RAM, 250GB Samsung EVO 750 SSD

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    Default Re: plasmashell freezing a lot lately

    There's a lot of discussion on the mailing list regarding similar problems... various plasma freezes etc...

    https://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-.../msg00275.html would be a good starting point.
    Regards, Paul

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    Default Re: plasmashell freezing a lot lately

    Thank you tannington!
    I'll peruse the mailing list thread you pointed me at.

    Cris
    Desktop: OpenSUSE Tumbleweed (x86_64) - AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core Processor, 16Gb RAM, 120GB Samsung Evo 840 SSD
    Laptop: OpenSUSE Tumbleweed (x86_64) - Thinkpad T440 - Intel i5-4210U, 12Gb RAM, 250GB Samsung EVO 750 SSD

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    Default Re: plasmashell freezing a lot lately

    I am copying here a post by Luca Beltrame, which has the final words on this problem.
    I hope this helps others having this problem, so that they know what to do without having to read the whole lengthy thread in the mailing list.

    As stated in the other thread (not only for you, but all those who
    follow up): the freeze only occurs with DRI2 and is caused by an Xorg
    bug: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=99333


    It doesn't occur on all systems (on my TW install at work, always; here
    at home, never).


    It has been already fixed, and packages are in the queue for TW, so it
    will arrive sooner or later.


    As a workaround, you may want to try enabling DRI3 (beware, that may
    cause other issues) for your driver.
    Cris
    Desktop: OpenSUSE Tumbleweed (x86_64) - AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core Processor, 16Gb RAM, 120GB Samsung Evo 840 SSD
    Laptop: OpenSUSE Tumbleweed (x86_64) - Thinkpad T440 - Intel i5-4210U, 12Gb RAM, 250GB Samsung EVO 750 SSD

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    Default Re: plasmashell freezing a lot lately

    Yes, the fix is released for TW today with snapshot 20170118 with X server 1.19.1. Maybe this shouldn't be a problem any longer.
    openSUSE Tumbleweed (usually the latest snapshot) w/ KDE Plasma 5

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