KDE/Mandrake 9.1

Clive DaSilva cdasilva-q6EoVN9bke6w5LPnMra/2Q at public.gmane.org
Fri Dec 5 17:08:57 UTC 2003

Tim Writer wrote:

>JoeHill <joehill-rieW9WUcm8FFJ04o6PK0Fg at public.gmane.org> writes:
>>On Fri, 05 Dec 2003 11:19:27 -0500
>>Clive DaSilva <cdasilva-q6EoVN9bke6w5LPnMra/2Q at public.gmane.org> wrote:
>>>Had a really weird experience yesterday. I have been running mandrake 
>>>9.1 with the stock kernel 2.4.21-013mdk, for perhaps  3 months.
>>>I read an advisory which suggested that I upgraded the kernel to 
>>>2.4.21-026mdk, (all nicely packaged by the Drake folks), as a 
>>>preventative measure against some root exploits. I use KDE 3.1 as the 
>>>window manager, and since I've installed this kernel, KDE sometimes 
>>>doesn't come up when I login as a user (it just hangs), or it comes up 
>>>and crashes within 5 minutes. I have since been using IceWM as my backup 
>>>window manager. Now, I've kept the old kernel, so I have a choice of 
>>>kernels to boot from. When I try to run KDE using the old kernel, it 
>>>crashes too.
>>I haven't seen anything like this come up on any of the Mandrake lists, but I
>>would suggest asking as well on Expert.
>>Do you see anything in /var/log/messages or /var/log/XFree86.0.log?
>>It could be that KDE was compiled against the old kernel and is pitching a fit
>>now that newer modules are being loaded, though why when you boot into the *old*
>>kernel would hence be a mystery. 
>Someone here had a similar problem using a new motherboard with a not yet
>well supported video adapter.  Only the VESA driver worked but KDE kept
>crashing.  Could the new Mandrake kernel have some graphics related drivers
>that could be triggering the problem?  I'm thinking particulary about things
>like DRM.  Use lsmod to compare the modules loaded with the old kernel
>against those loaded with the new kernel.
Thanks Tim,

Will try out some of those suggestions


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