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Bug 32234 - KDE Date & Time configuration module crashes computer
Summary: KDE Date & Time configuration module crashes computer
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] KDE (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High major (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo KDE team
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-10-28 17:42 UTC by Brock Filer
Modified: 2004-05-26 09:06 UTC (History)
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Description Brock Filer 2003-10-28 17:42:57 UTC
KDE's Date & Time module (system calls it via kcmshell clock) causes the computer to 
freeze (even the power button doesn't work) and the screen fills with vertical black and 
white bars (usually, sometimes there are some colored bars, sometimes it's just white). 
It doesn't happen the moment I open it, but it inevitably does. Only happens when it is 
the focused application. If I go to another window, I'm safe until I bring it back to the 
fore. Opening the list box to select month or timezone seems to make it happen faster. 

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open KDE System Administration/Date & Time control panel 
2. Wait 
Actual Results:  
Computer crashes hard. 

Portage 2.0.49-r15 (default-x86-1.4, gcc-3.2.3, glibc-2.3.2-r1, 2.4.20-gentoo-r8-22Oct3) 
System uname: 2.4.20-gentoo-r8-22Oct3 i686 Pentium II (Deschutes) 
Gentoo Base System version 
CFLAGS="-march=i686 -O1 -pipe -w" 
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /var/qmail/control /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb 
/usr/kde/3.1/share/config /usr/share/texmf/tex/generic/config/ 
/usr/share/texmf/tex/platex/config/ /usr/share/config" 
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/gconf /etc/env.d" 
CXXFLAGS="-march=i686 -O1 -pipe -w" 
FEATURES="sandbox ccache autoaddcvs" 
USE="x86 oss apm avi crypt encode gif jpeg libg++ mad mikmod mpeg ncurses nls 
pdflib png quicktime spell xmms xv zlib directfb gdbm berkdb slang readline arts tetex 
svga java X sdl gpm tcpd pam libwww ssl perl python imlib oggvorbis gtk opengl 
mozilla -3dnow bonobo gnome -alsa esd mmx -motif tcltk truetype cdr doc cups dvd 
fbcon foomaticdb qt pda samba xml2 kde mozsvg mozp3p mozxmlterm moznoirc 
moznomail moznocompose -scanner vim-with-x"
Comment 1 Dominik Stadler (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-02-02 14:02:53 UTC
I left the module open for quite some time now and it didn't crash here. I am using KDE 3.2RC here, so it might have gone away since KDE 3.1.4. Can you describe your setup in more detail so we can see if there is anything special that might trigger this. Which KDE, which qt are you using?

Is the machine crashing/hanging during other operations sometimes? Like big compile-jobs?
Comment 2 Brock Filer 2004-03-26 16:21:51 UTC
Sorry, meant to include the version. It was KDE 3.1.4 and Qt 3.2. Just upgraded KDE to 3.2, still crashes. I get seg faults fairly frequently running KDE apps, but other than that it never crashes. I'll be upgrading KDE to 3.2.1 soon, I'll post in the unlikely event that changes anything.
Comment 3 Caleb Tennis (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-05-18 16:03:32 UTC
must be a local issue - cannot reproduce here at all.
Comment 4 Caleb Tennis (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-05-26 09:06:57 UTC
closing per above comment.