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[EN] Desktop vanishing
« on: 2015/10/18, 15:34:10 »
Hi all,

I hace a fully d-u'ed kde-next installation.
I observed (even before the big d-u recently) one strange thing on my box:

Starting a mp4 by doubleclicking in krusader opens the video in vlc and lets vanish my desktop and turn into black. After I  just can switch by Alt+Tab between the apps open.

Does anybody else experience this behaviour?

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System:    Host: tuap Kernel: 4.2.3-towo.1-siduction-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.2.1)
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.4.2 (Qt 5.4.2) Distro: siduction 13.2.0 December - kde - (201312310241)
Machine:   System: ASUS product: All Series
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: H81M-PLUS v: Rev X.0x Bios: American Megatrends v: 0508 date: 09/02/2013
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i5-4670K (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 27194
           clock speeds: max: 3800 MHz 1: 3400 MHz 2: 3401 MHz 3: 3400 MHz 4: 3401 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.17.2 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1440x900@74.98hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Desktop GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.6.8 Direct Rendering: Yes
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: *************
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (51.5% used) ID-1: model: SAMSUNG_HD250HJ
           ID-2: model: Samsung_SSD_840
Info:      Processes: 199 Uptime: 55 min Memory: 1195.6/15736.3MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.2.1
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.421) inxi: 2.2.28


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Re: Desktop vanishing
« Reply #1 on: 2015/10/18, 22:51:10 »
It works fine here.


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Re: Desktop vanishing
« Reply #2 on: 2015/10/18, 22:56:06 »
good to know, so it seems it is something on my box.
I will try out other file types opening and look in the logs.

Shall I have findings, I will return.

Offline ghstryder

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Re: Desktop vanishing
« Reply #3 on: 2015/10/19, 00:10:36 »
Mylo, I will occasionally get dropped to a black screen (fully du'd, with kdenext). It does not happen often enough for me to replicate the problem. Double -clicking an mp4 in krusader opens VLC, where the video plays just fine. I never tried alt-tab, but I will next time it happens. I have had to shut down each time it has happened. That is the default action for my power button, and it will still bring up the 'shutdown' dialog box where I am able to select 'shutdown' or 'reboot' with the mouse.

It may be totally unrelated of course, but I thought it worth mentioning.


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Re: Desktop vanishing
« Reply #4 on: 2015/10/19, 18:43:26 »
thanks, yes seems comparable to what I experience. I wll further observe when it comes up again and will test whether it can be reproduced.