Plasma started crashing

accessys at accessys at
Sat Nov 12 17:50:56 UTC 2016

have you checked the nvidia site for updated drivers for your card???


On Fri, 11 Nov 2016, Xen wrote:

> Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2016 20:20:53 +0100
> From: Xen <list at>
> Reply-To: Kubuntu user technical support <kubuntu-users at>
> To: kubuntu-users at
> Subject: Re: Plasma started crashing
> Nils Kassube schreef op 11-11-2016 19:11:
>> Xen wrote:
>>> So I an an update today but now that I think of it I also exchanged a
>>> graphics card (same driver, no driver exchange).
>>> I don't know which is which at this point but plasmashell crashes
>>> about 10 times per hour.
>>> I assume it is going to be the graphics card. Makes KDE nigh unusable
>>> though. One problem gone (the tearing with the other card) a new one
>>> arises (I have had another card in there, so of the say 3 cards in my
>>> possession from nVidia, 2 don't work. And this is just a very new
>>> card, nVidia GTX 950).
>> Which Kubuntu version are you talking about? Maybe it matters…
> 16.04
>> Which nvidia driver do you use? I don't think that all drivers work the
>> same with every nvidia card.
> Nouveau
>> As a start you could disable desktop effects (Alt+Shift+F12) and check
>> if it makes a difference.
> Yeah but I have no time to troubleshoot now.
> It's funny... it hadn't crashed for a while but it always crashes if I click 
> on (Konsole's) window-tile on the panel.
> Maybe other tiles too. So I just clicked it because I thought it had 
> magically gone away, and instant crash xD.
> I was going to file a bug report but I needed to download 300 meg of debug 
> information for that, so Haven't done it yet.
> It always says my bug reports are worthless unless I do extra work :(. Thanks 
> for reminding me. My router had summersaulted and wanted a hard reset before 
> it would work again. So I forgot...
> cause Ubuntu was unreachable :p.
> At least I can file the bug report now. But I still don't know if it is my 
> GPU or not. What happened was....
> I had put SystemD on hold, but SystemD depends on a specific version of 
> libsystemd. However upon installing Wine for something it wanted that newer 
> version. It also upgraded a whole bunch of other packages. I think after that 
> the crashing started, but I'm not sure.
> Also reminded me I need to redo my SystemD messups again :). Otherwise I 
> would probably have an unbootable system... :-/.
> Regards.
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