Total system crash during generating project file

August Hörandl august.hoerandl at
Mon Apr 23 22:04:02 UTC 2001

root wrote:
^^^^^ please: dont work as root - create a "normal" user and use it
> M.
> I have a big problem when I use Kdevelop 1.4. I tried the very basic program
> 'Hello World'  form the 'absolute beginners guide'.  Everything works fine
> until I press the "Create button". I can see the following messages:
> ----------------------------------------------
> Starting with installation
> App [FirstHello] Type [kde2mini]
> unpacking <template.tar.gz> in </root/firsthello>...
> unpacking <admin.tar.gz> in </root/firsthello>...
> changing files [kde2mini]...
> -----------------------------------------------
> after the last message the system hangs with a lot of harddisk activity.  I
> wait for a long time but the system never stops with harddisk readings.

only root can harm the system, but you aren't working as root, aren't
you ;-)

> It's only possible to restart the system with a power shutdown.

there is always another way besides the powerswitch

try alt-Fx to switch to another console, login and try to learn which
is the "bad guy" (try top) and then kill that one


August Hörandl                  If you don't have iso-8859-1
august.hoerandl at           chars I am August H"orandl

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