KDE gets blocked dead

Chirag Anand anand.chirag at gmail.com
Sat Nov 19 12:45:16 GMT 2011

2011/11/19 Martín Marqués <martin.marques at gmail.com>
> I have a dell Inspiron Notebook with Linux (Fedora 15 with all the
> updates), and since I installed it I have this problem:
> When I close the top, and the power cord is not plugged, system gets
> totally locked. Nothing works and I can't get it to start again. Only
> thing I can do is restart it, or wait some minutes until it goes into
> hibernation, and then I can open the top and the notebook comes back
> to life, asking for the user password.
> I tried changing powerdevil parameters, but nothing made this behaviour go away.
> Any ideas on how to solve this?

I would suggest upgrading KDE to the latest stable. I was facing the
same problem when I was using KDE (<=4.5) on openSUSE and Slackware,
now I am using gentoo (4.6.5) and it works fine.

What I had figured out was that this has something to do with the AC
cable not plugged in before the screen is locked. I really don't know the
reason why it happens, but as a workaround I used to let the computer
suspend itself before taking out the power cord, and doing the same
(plugging it in) before opening the lid again. This seems to solve it on
my machine.

Hope that helps.

Chirag Anand
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