Plasma extremelly unstable

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Thu Feb 12 07:34:57 GMT 2009

David wrote:
> On Jueves 12 Febrero 2009 05:22:53 James Richard Tyrer escribi�:
>> David wrote:
>>> Hi there, I don't know if someone is having same troubles like me, but,
>>> for me, plasma (plasmoids) are extremelly 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 plasma freezes (plasmoids are no longer updated (the CPU one for example,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?
>> I have an ATI RADEON 9200 and I have no instability using the XF86
>> driver from (except for the bug with the Battery Monitor).  Most
>> people that are having problems are using nVidia cards with the nVidia
>> Kernel and OpenGL drivers.
>> Have you tried turning off: "Enable desktop effects" in the Desktop
>> section of System Settings (new name for Control Center)?  If this
>> improves things, it is probably a driver issue.
>> I think that there have already been some bug fixes for some issues in
>> the 4.2 branch.  Your distro might have released an updated binary, or
>> if you build from source, you can use the 4.2 BRANCH rather than the
>> 4.2.0 release.
> I've researched it a little bit, and nvidia issues are *discarted* in this 
> issue.
> With same nvidia driver, same kernel config, I discovered that the problem 
> only appears when I have certain applets loaded.
> In my case I have problems when running:
> System Monitor - CPU
> System Monitor - Temperature
> System Monitor - Network
> FOlder View
Well, I think that you have found a pattern.  Good job trouble shooting.

I find that I have to install stuff to try those three widgets so I will 
get back to you after a while.

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