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

Arthur Koziol A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Thu Jun 24 11:04:26 PDT 2010

On 06/24/2010 10:34 AM, Arthur Koziol wrote:
> On 06/24/2010 10:23 AM, Kris Moore wrote:
>> 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,
> Yeah, I figured as much. Any suggestions (step-by-step?) at getting at 
> the session file if I am kicked to login prompt and can't drop down to 
> terminal? Here's hoping whatever is causing it gets fixed in 4.4.5.
> Arthur
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I just had another instance of it crashing on me and it's currently 
sitting at the login prompt. If I log in, I am guessing it'll nuke the 
xsession info?

Fresh install, same settings as mentioned earlier, ran Fetch Ports and 
it completed fine. Ran Fetch System Ports right afterward. Screensaver 
kicked in at 5 minute mark and was doing it's thing. Then, a few minutes 
or so later, the screen went into powersave mode (black screen). I moved 
the mouse and found it to be at login prompt.

Last time I went to CTRL-ALT-F1 it hosed the screen and mouse so I don't 
think it'll work again. What should I try?


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