[Kde-print-devel] [Bug 140388] kde freezes completely while accessing Kmenu -> Print System when cups server is not found

Kurt Pfeifle pfeifle at kde.org
Tue Jan 23 21:48:00 CET 2007

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------- Additional Comments From pfeifle kde org  2007-01-23 21:47 -------
Does the freeze also happen, if you start "kprinter" via the "[alt]+[f2]" shortcut?

Please post the content of the following commands:

  grep -i ServerName ~/.cupsrc
  grep -i ServerName ~/.cups/client.conf
  grep -i ServerName /etc/cups/client.conf

  cat $(kde-config --localprefix)/share/config/kdeprintrc
  cat $(kde-config --localprefix)/share/config/kprinterrc

Last, run this command from a konsole to get a log of which files your kprinter tries to open:

   strace -eopen kprinter | tee ~/kprinter.freeze.log

It will allow you to 

   a) watch the output inside the console and also see the last few lines before
      it freezes
   b) look at the file ~/kprinter.freeze.log later and search for a reason that
      may cause the freeze

Actually, how long have you waited for the longest time so far, before you decided it is a freeze that will last forever? Maybe it is just some timeout that is set to an insane level, somewhere? 

What you also could try: create a completely new user on your system, start KDE as that user, and see if the print system also freezes for that user....

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