Bug? with 10.11 Plasma/Plasmoids

Nigel Ridley nigel at prayingforisrael.net
Thu Nov 17 16:21:26 UTC 2011


On 11/17/2011 02:25 PM, Mark Greenwood wrote:
> I've noticed this. I think there are two bugs.
>
> Firstly I notice on a couple of machines that the internet connection will refuse to come up if I do a 'Restart'. Only a full power-off power-on cycle works. I initially logged a bug about this in the Beta relating to there being no ethernet after resume from sleep but there's been no activity on it from the devs and I gave up. It's a bug in network manager and it was working in the early Betas but got broken about a week before release.
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> The thing with the plasmoids is trickier to track down. Again, this has only started recently (it doesn't happen on my natty machine running the same version of KDE) so I suspect it's something lower down and not a problem with plasma itself.
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> In your case your internet connection simply died overnight. I've not noticed this (was it wired or wireless? I don't use wireless as it's been flaky beyond belief since natty). Given what I've uncovered about network manager recently I wonder if your network controller has some kind of power-save mode it slips into after a long period of inactivity -this could potentially invoke the same bug I've found with sleep mode.
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> Mark

The internet connection was an external problem and nothing to do with Kubuntu.

Nigel

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> On 17 Nov 2011, at 11:54, Nigel Ridley wrote:
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>> This is 10.11 Oneiric.
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>> Before I file a bug I want to be able to narrow it down a bit and was wondering if anyone else had noticed the following (or similar):
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>> Woke up this morning to no internet connection and a dead plasma-desktop (it was black behind a running Thunderbird window). At first I tried 'F2>  plasma-desktop' which sort of worked for a moment then got 'stuck'. I couldn't access the 'logout' feature and resorted to 'Alt + Ctrl + F1' to get to a tty and issued "sudo halt'. I rebooted the laptop, logged in and the plasma-desktop got stuck again with the small 'desktop loading' splash screen stuck in the middle of a half loaded desktop (I could see the kicker bar and a couple of non-kde apps running as well as a couple of [internet accessing] plasmoids. The internet connection was still down. Couldn't do anything - not even 'Alt + Ctrl + F1' so had to hit the power button.
>> I tried renaming, from tty1, .kde to kdeOLD and then .kdeGOOD to .kde then logged into kde but still had the same problems. I then decided to start afresh and renamed.kde to kde01, then logged back into a clean plasma-desktop :-)
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>> When the internet connection came back on I then put things back the way they were with my backup copy of my original .kde (with all my [internet accessing] plasmoids) and everything was OK again.
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>> So why, when there is no internect connection, and [internet accessing] plasmoids running, does plasma-desktop refuse to load properly?
>> Where would I look for a 'bug' and how to reproduce it?
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>> Nigel
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>> P.S. Sorry for the long explanation.
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