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

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Thu Jun 24 08:23:37 PDT 2010

On 06/23/2010 10:32, Arthur Koziol wrote:
> 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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> Kris,
> 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?

> Arthur
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Well I think that file gets nuked at each login :( If you can find a way 
to get me the one with the crash details then I'm interested :)

Kris Moore
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