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Thread: [SOLVED] desktop freezes when kopete loads but mouse pointer ok

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    [SOLVED] desktop freezes when kopete loads but mouse pointer ok

    I recently loaded KDE as my default desktop to see if it was any more user friendly than gnome for a windows user. I can log in but the desktop appears and then kopete loads and the bouncing KDE logo part of the pointer lock and all screen freezes etc for mouse. there is still a little disk activity after this and my pointer still moves. I have a feeling that kopete is getting upset about not having a network connection perhaps. Anyway I wait until disk activity ceases and then close the laptop lid to suspend the machine - when I reopen the lid KDE comes back from its frozen state without any borders around windows and all windows load in the top left corner of the screen. I can then do editing, write in this forum etc. Does anyone have any idea what this is actually caused by... and what conf file would I remove kopete's auto start from as I can't find any "start with OS" option in its setup window tabs. Thank you for your time.

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    Re: desktop freezes when kopete loads but mouse pointer ok

    After googling this problem i found that kopete has a history of this sort of activity.... I wish Trillian had a linux version... oh well.
    I can see Kopete at the bottom of the screen but it won't maximise or change desktop so that I can access it.... a kill-l gives me the following:

    1) SIGHUP 2) SIGINT 3) SIGQUIT 4) SIGILL
    5) SIGTRAP 6) SIGABRT 7) SIGBUS 8) SIGFPE
    9) SIGKILL 10) SIGUSR1 11) SIGSEGV 12) SIGUSR2
    13) SIGPIPE 14) SIGALRM 15) SIGTERM 16) SIGSTKFLT
    17) SIGCHLD 18) SIGCONT 19) SIGSTOP 20) SIGTSTP
    21) SIGTTIN 22) SIGTTOU 23) SIGURG 24) SIGXCPU
    25) SIGXFSZ 26) SIGVTALRM 27) SIGPROF 28) SIGWINCH
    29) SIGIO 30) SIGPWR 31) SIGSYS 34) SIGRTMIN
    35) SIGRTMIN+1 36) SIGRTMIN+2 37) SIGRTMIN+3 38) SIGRTMIN+4
    39) SIGRTMIN+5 40) SIGRTMIN+6 41) SIGRTMIN+7 42) SIGRTMIN+8
    43) SIGRTMIN+9 44) SIGRTMIN+10 45) SIGRTMIN+11 46) SIGRTMIN+12
    47) SIGRTMIN+13 48) SIGRTMIN+14 49) SIGRTMIN+15 50) SIGRTMAX-14
    51) SIGRTMAX-13 52) SIGRTMAX-12 53) SIGRTMAX-11 54) SIGRTMAX-10
    55) SIGRTMAX-9 56) SIGRTMAX-8 57) SIGRTMAX-7 58) SIGRTMAX-6
    59) SIGRTMAX-5 60) SIGRTMAX-4 61) SIGRTMAX-3 62) SIGRTMAX-2
    63) SIGRTMAX-1 64) SIGRTMAX


    Which process is it?

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    Re: desktop freezes when kopete loads but mouse pointer ok

    I give up - i am taking the advice of the fellow in the forum from yesterday and going back to XP. I don't understand why you can't have a gui version of kill like windows has. and I can't understand why the processes and apps are all bundled in together and aren't listed by their actual name. It was very annoying to find that, when I had a party at my place last night, my mp3's couldn't be played because the laptop just froze on the KDE screen. You can say what you like about how linux is a wonderful server OS but as a desktop system I have never in my life seen something take so much time to set up and have so many problems. I know most of you spend your life in front of computers and that is probably why you can afford to use this OS, It has been 8 years since I used linux - maybe I'll check back in another 8 to see if you have gotten anything working except for the pretty vista looking gui that needs constant repairs. I have a life... now I am going back to it.... please delete my username from the Ubuntu forum database.

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    Re: desktop freezes when kopete loads but mouse pointer ok

    Can you Ctrl+Alt+Escape and click the frozen application to stop it?
    If that doesn't work, you could try either the system manager or command line to end process.

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