KDE 4.3 freezes too often now

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 14:35:20 BST 2009

2009/8/17 Guido Pinkernell <guido.pinkernell at gmx.de>:
> Hi list,
> it happens several times a day while using firefox or konqueror as an internet
> browser, that KDE 4.3 freezes completely. It appears that a file download
> still continues in the background, but the keyboard is dead, and the mouse
> pointer still moves but does nothing else. There is no way to get the computer
> back to work except doing a cold reboot.
> I have no idea why this happens. What I know is that this has not happened yet
> with other apps than firefox or konqueror. And I can't repeat this behaviour
> by, say, going back to that internet site on which KDE has collapsed last.
> So my two questions:
> Is there a way of logging all KDE activity into a file so that I would be able
> to track down what happens? (I have checked with help and kde.org but can't
> find any information.)
> I don't like cold reboot. Is there any other way of shutting down the system?
> However, keyboard and mouse don't work, so I guess there isn't any.
> System info:
> openSUSE 11.1, KDE 4.3 release 155
> Thank you for your help!
> Guido

Can you Control-Alt-Backspace your way out of the X server? How about
"Raising Elephants"?:

Dotan Cohen

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