Plasma extremelly unstable

D. R. Evans doc.evans at
Tue Feb 10 20:24:21 GMT 2009

David said the following at 02/10/2009 10:11 AM :

> 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 freezes (plasmoids are no longer updated (the CPU one for example, the clock 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).

Yes, I see this, although everything seems to wake up again here after
something like 30 seconds.

I found it to be much worse when I was running two panels, with an RSS
reader in the second panel -- to the point where I removed the second panel
because the annoyance of having the desktop freeze several times a day was
just too much.

I don't understand what could cause the problem. It seemed to be associated
with a single plasmoid getting blocked. But I have a hard time believing
that the developers do not spawn all plasmoids as distinct threads (so
there should be no interaction amongst them), so maybe I was just imagining
a relationship between a blocked plasmoid and the freezing.

But I agree that they do all freeze sometimes.

I have run several themes, and haven't noticed any obvious difference in
the rate of occurrence of the freezes as a function of the theme.



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