Kontact freezes on wayland

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at gmail.com
Sat Oct 24 10:34:20 BST 2020

On Friday October 23 2020 11:08:42 Ihor Antonov wrote:

>Sorry if this is sent to the wrong ML.

That's a funny thing to write in a message sent to two mailing lists :)

>On wayland sesstion Kontact application freezes shortly after start (but still 
>can be closed if click the cross in the window title). This is 100% 
>reproducible problem.
>Does anybody know if this can be fixed somehow? 

No proper fixes, but:

If X11 works fine for you the simplest solution is to accept that Wayland still has some way to go ;) and use good old X11.

Does Kontact freeze too if you launch it in X11 mode (`-platform xcb`) under Wayland? Assuming you also have a Gnome DE installed, does Kontact also freeze if you launch it in Wayland mode under a ditto Gnome session?

In case you want to report a bug, the most straightforward and (a priori) helpful way would be to send an ABORT signal to Kontact after it has frozen: 

%> killall -ABRT kontact

this should launch DrKonqi which should then allow you to file a ticket with a backtrace showing where the process is hanging.


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