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    Default Plasma crashes - I think - when resizing desktop widget

    I was resizing a widget and seemed to reach a limit and all of a sudden, the screen went blank and I couldn't see anything but my mouse cursor and that was moving around just fine. I didn't try to click or right click. I didn't try ctrl+esc or ctrl+alt+F1. Or anything else. I immediately pressed ctrl+alt+del and clicked on the gui button to reboot. It rebooted and came back just fine. This has happened twice, once under Leap 15.0, and now under Leap 15.1. I don't want to corrupt plasma by seeing if I can repeat this as many times as I deem necessary. It may have just been a fluke, but I don't know. I am wondering if there is a log that may tell me what happened. Please help. AND Thank you in advance for your responses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trekjunky View Post
    I don't want to corrupt plasma by seeing if I can repeat this as many times as I deem necessary.
    Create a new user. And then experiment when logged in as that new user. You might corrupt that new user's desktop settings, but it won't affect the settings of your usual account.
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    On 6/8/19 1:26 AM, trekjunky wrote:
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    > I was resizing a widget and seemed to reach a limit and all of a sudden,
    > the screen went blank and I couldn't see anything but my mouse cursor
    > and that was moving around just fine. I didn't try to click or right
    > click. I didn't try ctrl+esc or ctrl+alt+F1. Or anything else. I
    > immediately pressed ctrl+alt+del and clicked on the gui button to
    > reboot. It rebooted and came back just fine. This has happened twice,
    > once under Leap 15.0, and now under Leap 15.1. I don't want to corrupt
    > plasma by seeing if I can repeat this as many times as I deem necessary.
    > It may have just been a fluke, but I don't know. I am wondering if there
    > is a log that may tell me what happened. Please help. AND Thank you in
    > advance for your responses.
    >
    >


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    Default Re: Plasma crashes - I think - when resizing desktop widget

    Quote Originally Posted by trekjunky View Post
    I was resizing a widget ... This has happened twice, once under Leap 15.0, and now under Leap 15.1
    It would be helpful if you said which widget you were resizing, then other users may see if they also are affected by the issue. Or does it happen on any widget?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tannington View Post
    It would be helpful if you said which widget you were resizing, then other users may see if they also are affected by the issue. Or does it happen on any widget?
    It is called Simple Weather. I haven't tried to resize any other widget, so I don't know if that is the only one that causes the crash...

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    Quote Originally Posted by trekjunky View Post
    It is called Simple Weather. I haven't tried to resize any other widget, so I don't know if that is the only one that causes the crash...
    This one? https://store.kde.org/p/1287571/

    I'm a "late adopter" when it comes to the stable releases, so can't try on 15.1

    However on both Leap 15.0 and TW (20190607) I'm able to resize the widget without plasma crashing.

    Try as @nrickert suggested, with a new user. If you're able to reproduce the crash then a perhaps report a bug at https://github.com/Zren/plasma-apple...weather/issues might be a good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tannington View Post
    This one? https://store.kde.org/p/1287571/

    I'm a "late adopter" when it comes to the stable releases, so can't try on 15.1

    However on both Leap 15.0 and TW (20190607) I'm able to resize the widget without plasma crashing.

    Try as @nrickert suggested, with a new user. If you're able to reproduce the crash then a perhaps report a bug at https://github.com/Zren/plasma-apple...weather/issues might be a good idea.
    Thanks. I'll try it this week sometime. Not tomorrow, but maybe Wednesday or Thursday.

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    I created another user. It wouldn't let me install Simple Weather. I clicked install and it wouldn't do anything. So I went to the kde store and downloaded it and installed it with plasmapkg2 and set it up, then resized it. It crashed KDE. I deleted the new user.

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    Default Re: Plasma crashes - I think - when resizing desktop widget

    Sounds like a problem with the Widget if this is the only one that shows the problem. Try a different Widget like the Weather Forecast widget included in the OS

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    Default Re: Plasma crashes - I think - when resizing desktop widget

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Sounds like a problem with the Widget if this is the only one that shows the problem. Try a different Widget like the Weather Forecast widget included in the OS
    Thanks for the useless advice

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