Plasma extremelly unstable

David stormbyte at
Tue Feb 10 19:37:09 GMT 2009

On Martes 10 Febrero 2009 20:31:41 Anne Wilson escribió:
> On Tuesday 10 February 2009 17:11:14 David wrote:
> > Hi there, I don't know if someone is having same troubles like me, but,
> > for me, plasma (plasmoids) are extremelly unstable.
> It's not all perfect, but I'm certainly not seeing plasma as extremely
> unstable.
> > When running with a theme (downloaded through the built in assistant for
> > downloading themes from kde-look) named "Oxyglass" after a while, all
> > plasma freezes (plasmoids are no longer updated (the CPU one for example,
> > the clock either...) but you can still click in the task manager to
> > raise/minimize windows despite it is frozen).
> > It is really weird and annoying, since plasma restarts itself.
> > I don't know if it's a theme problem, or a plasma problem handling the
> > theme, but I want to solve this, since the command I most use is "killall
> > plasma && plasma" from a konsole or krunner :(
> > Any ideas/workarrounds?
> > (Using KDE 4.2.0 from gentoo)
> I suspect that what theme and/or desktop effect is stable on your system
> might depend heavily on your video hardware.  I would seriously suggest
> that you experiment with both, keeping note of what is more stable than
> others.  A combination of that info together with note of your video card
> and driver could be very useful to others.
> BTW, I didn't see any mention of either video hardware or driver.  What are
> you using?
> Anne

I am using the lattest nvidia-driver (which solved at least all of hardware 
rendering issues).
The problem started when I configured some themes for kde (it did not happen 
in a clean install), so maybe is a theme handling or a failure in the theme 
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