So, what happens when a "too big to fail" company buys red hat linux, first
thing they do.
On Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 1:33 PM Michael Butash <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> Any graphic gl rendering instantly nullifies screen lock on linux.
> >> on nvidia, radeon, or intel improperly, so really don't even know
> >> who to bug.
> > What are the steps to reproducing this? I found a completely different
> > problem when I tried to manually lock the screen. The root window went
> > black, and white text saying something like "The screen unlocker is
> > broken, do (thing that doesn't work) to unlock the screen." How did
> > this happen? It worked months ago....
> For me, using the desktop normally, then launching any sort of gl rendered
> game, minecraft or secondlife that I'll leave running for days, wait the 10
> minutes, and observe the screen not locking. It's not only these graphic
> games, but even some things like clicking on a menu on a window (ie. file),
> leaving it open, but not actually selecting things, tends to as well freeze
> and hang the lock screen process from kicking off. Anything Java like
> menus or modal windows too tend to freeze screen lock from engaging. Far
> too many things. The screen never dims, goes to lock, it's just stuck in a
> perpetual state of active it seems. This has happened since the beginning
> of time for me on about every hardware and gpu combination possible, so
> more than just a nvidia driver bug or something.
> I agree with the rest of the comments, I can't expect much debugging with
> 6 displays, but would be nice if they'd listen to someone who actually did
> as I'm likely not the first or last to try. Now that I'm down to 3 from
> the 6, I think it's a bit more common a setup, only with the 4k displays
> and hdmi connections cause more weirdness.
> The issue stems from my samsung 4k tv's (not monitors) in use, that they
> do not power down ala a monitor would, so I have to shut them off at night
> when going to bed or leaving the office with a remote. This causes them to
> hotplug remove from the graphics, leaving no displays attached, which
> causes kwin to poop on itself. Originally in 4 and early 5, this would
> just crash kde, and later they added a null framebuffer back in to deal
> with this. It still causes long-term destabilization when I do this more
> than a few times over days, and every time rearranges every window on my
> desktop to one display, presuming the first to reattach.
> Cinnamon did this too, but within a day of bringing it up, a workaround
> was proposed and never had another issue with it, and is now fixed in new
> builds. if only I could say the same for kde after some combination of
> these and other bugs over the years.
> On Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 12:20 PM Matt Graham <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On 2018-10-27 21:03, Michael Butash wrote:
>> > I'd love some ideas from someone in better favour than some random
>> > person quipping about his 3-6 displays misbehaving every time they
>> > hotplug in and rearranges every frigging window open.
>> I think part of the problem is that not many people *have* that many
>> monitors. As a result, the developers don't / can't make sure that a
>> 6-monitor setup works properly. I don't have enough room on my home
>> desk for more than 2, and my job probably wouldn't buy me another
>> monitor. It's not necessary for me--2560x1440 is plenty of space.
>> > I really wish kde had their arse together, it's got the right
>> > things for good integration, but it swings and misses in so many
>> > ways. Amarok is a of this, I always tried it, and found it
>> > simply difficult and buggy to use, so I had to use rhythmbox or
>> > banshee as an alt to it. Same with kmail, krdc, and finally
>> > just the entire DE vs. having to reboot from destabilization
>> > of the os within 3-4 days.
>> I have not ever seen this happen with my systems, and I've been using
>> KDE since 1999. I only restart KDE when there's a KDE or X version
>> upgrade. Then again, I'm not using Ubuntu, but Gentoo, and Gentoo is
>> probably a lot more paranoid about bugs than Ubuntu is, and Ubuntu
>> doesn't really care about KDE. Never used Amarok though. (x11amp,
>> xmms, then audacious, because they can all use winamp skins.) dolphin
>> (file manager) has always worked without problems, konsole (terminal
>> emulator) has always been fine, OpenGL and 3D have always worked fine.
>> Then again, I have a much more vanilla setup with only 1 monitor and 1
>> video card.
>> > Screen locking is yet another small but huge problem for me too on
>> > any/every platform, distro or de. The DE seems to randomly decide
>> > when it actually wants to lock or not
>> This is also something I have never seen. Then again, I don't have my
>> desktop set to lock after N minutes, because it's in my house and that
>> would be inconvenient. It worked fine on my older laptop.
>> > Any graphic gl rendering instantly nullifies screen lock on linux.
>> > on nvidia, radeon, or intel improperly, so really don't even know
>> > who to bug.
>> What are the steps to reproducing this? I found a completely different
>> problem when I tried to manually lock the screen. The root window went
>> black, and white text saying something like "The screen unlocker is
>> broken, do (thing that doesn't work) to unlock the screen." How did
>> this happen? It worked months ago....
>> >> I'd love to hear from someone actually using kmail too.
>> I abandoned kmail when it stopped allowing you to store your local
>> files as mdir or mbox and wanted you to use their weird database-ish
>> thing that no other client uses. mdir is a standard for a *reason*,
>> people. It may not be sexy or new or wonderful, but every mail client
>> that's not a toy should be able to use it.
>> Crow202 Blog: http://crow202.org/wordpress >> There is no Darkness in Eternity
>> But only Light too dim for us to see.
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