[PC-BSD Testing] PC-BSD 8.1-RC1 Oddness and one out of place icon

Arthur Koziol A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Wed Jun 23 07:32:41 PDT 2010

On 06/23/2010 8:25 AM, Arthur Koziol wrote:
> On 06/23/2010 8:17 AM, Kris Moore wrote:
>> On 06/23/2010 09:15, Arthur Koziol wrote:
>>> On 06/23/2010 8:00 AM, Kris Moore wrote:
>>>> On 06/22/2010 15:53, Arthur Koziol wrote:
>>>>> Kris,
>>>>> I'm pretty sure I observed this in 8.1 BETA1 but thought maybe it 
>>>>> was just an anomaly. While doing the following: System Settings > 
>>>>> System Manager > Run in Administrator Mode > Tasks tab > Fetch 
>>>>> Ports Tree, I left it doing it's thing and had my back turned to 
>>>>> the system while doing something on my work PC. When I turned 
>>>>> around a few minutes later, the screen was at the username and 
>>>>> password prompt. I logged back in expecting to see Fetch doing its 
>>>>> parsing thingy but it just brought me to my desktop with nothing 
>>>>> running. I also checked in Kicker > Recently Used tab to see if 
>>>>> Systems Settings was there and it wasn't so the session seems to 
>>>>> have no memory of what I had done earlier with the Fetch. My 
>>>>> *guess* is this is a KDE bug but I have no way of determining it 
>>>>> for sure. I tried to replicate it with a fresh install and set 
>>>>> things as stated below but I was not able to recreate the occurrence.
>>>>> Now, the only things different I have set from a default fresh 
>>>>> install is: I have my screen saver set to 5 minutes from the 
>>>>> default 15, screen saver is Solar Winds (GL) (set to Undertow), 
>>>>> Desktop Wallpaper is set to a static image, and boot delay is set 
>>>>> to Off. VGA driver is Intel-3D-Enable if it matters.
>>>> That does sound like a crash of some type, which booted you back to 
>>>> the login. If you can duplicate it please let me know :)
>>> If I can duplicate it, is there a log or something that would have 
>>> any usable crash info that I could pass along?
>> Sure, you'll want to look through the file '.xsession-errors' in your 
>> homedir, its got all the debug / stderr stuff from your GUI.
> Thanks Kris, will do.
> Arthur
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Ok, it looks like I was able to replicate the crash that kicks me out to 
the login prompt. This time I was running a "Fetch System Ports Tree" 
(System Manager > Tasks tab) and just let it sit for like 10 minutes or 
so. I didn't want to log in for fear of it doing something to the 
.xsession-errors file so I tried to plug in a flash drive and drop down 
to terminal via CTRL-ALT-F1 and copy it up but when I did it corrupted 
the screen and I had no mouse nor could I back out. All I could do was 
punch the power button and things did seem to shut down gracefully 
albeit with nothing showing as much on my monitor. In any case, I have 
the .xsession-errors file after I logged back into the machine. Do you 
want it or would it not be of any use to you?


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