Plasma extremelly unstable

David stormbyte at
Thu Feb 12 08:33:19 GMT 2009

On Jueves 12 Febrero 2009 08:34:57 James Richard Tyrer escribió:
> 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 all plasma freezes (plasmoids are no longer updated (the CPU one for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.

If you can reproduce then I'll submit a bug, but please, keep in mind that 
despite it happens everytime for me, it is not instantly, it happens after a 
certain period of time while working normally (opening and closing windows, 
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