[Bug 515138] Re: kded4 (lucid, amd64) defunct on latop

Tais Plougmann Hansen 515138 at bugs.launchpad.net
Mon Feb 21 23:01:29 UTC 2011

sudo rm /var/lib/update-notifier/user.d/ecryptfs-record-passphrase

... and the defunct processes are gone. At least on my laptop for a
while now anyway.

It's a symlink to /usr/share/ecryptfs-utils/ecryptfs-record-passphrase
which is an update-notifier "script" which seems to be a reminder for
the user to make a note of the key used to encrypt the home directory.
For some reason kubuntu-notifier-helper seems to choke on this file and
cause defunct processes.

There is a catch though. Certain actions trigger the symlink to
reappear. Ie. unplugging/replugging the AC power and the symlink is

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