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I don't know which version exactly it is but I just updated to the latest through Kubuntu's backports (only way to get 4.6 last I checked) and now everything has gone to hell in a hand basket. I'm getting random RAM spikes, program stalls, and when I go to shutdown it drops into a full screen shell instead. Finally, today it just started falling to shutdown from that shell and dropping into another shell that has a menu with options like "failsafe", "clean", etc. Did the Kubuntu guys screw up or is there something wrong with the latests of KDE?
     
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It's the patches they added. I have a thread on how to build KDE 4.6 from the source and it was way smooth.
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i just went up to 4.6.2 on (k)ubuntu 10.10, i haven't tried shutting down yet, if anything i've noticed lowered memory and cpu usage with it...no bugs or anything...can you provide screen caps of the "shells" its falling back too?
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It seems to have forgotten to power off my monitor (on Fedora) so I had to change that setting again. Aside from that it's fine.
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Arch (3rd try) and it's working great. My debian system was working good too, recently reformatted it but the Arch system is doing good.
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It seems to have forgotten to power off my monitor (on Fedora) so I had to change that setting again. Aside from that it's fine.
I did notice upon the first restart after the initial update, I did have to change my KDM theme to what I had it, but other than that, its a slight improvement over the initial 4.6 release, its typically what I would expect from a point release of something like a Desktop Manager.
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Well according to "top" kwin now commands at least 40% of my CPU time all the time. I don't even remember it being on the list before.
And my RAM usage starts off 100MB higher on boot and then with fewer apps running than before the change over I already start hitting .9GB
The last few days have given me the most crashes I've had in my entire year of using Linux.

I would blame my settings for the KDE windows and effects but I didn't change them from 4.6 or 4.6.1 to 4.6.2

As for the shell crash into a different shell situation; that problem comes and goes. But the next time I'll get something for you guys to look at. I just hope it only crashes into the first shell "tty" if it crashes again. The best I can describe the second shell that it crashes into is like the installer for Slackware but with a command line at the bottom of the screen.

I don't know. I'm trying to look for other possibles but the only other updates around the same time were skype and phonon. The only other thing I can think of is that the ambient temps of my room are now 10 degrees warmer because Florida is an oven. But nothing has been overheating according to the readings from "sensors" (only a 5C temp change).

I'm at a loss. Maybe I shouldn't have adding in the backports ppa to get 4.6
     
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Well according to "top" kwin now commands at least 40% of my CPU time all the time. I don't even remember it being on the list before.
And my RAM usage starts off 100MB higher on boot and then with fewer apps running than before the change over I already start hitting .9GB
The last few days have given me the most crashes I've had in my entire year of using Linux.

I would blame my settings for the KDE windows and effects but I didn't change them from 4.6 or 4.6.1 to 4.6.2

As for the shell crash into a different shell situation; that problem comes and goes. But the next time I'll get something for you guys to look at. I just hope it only crashes into the first shell "tty" if it crashes again. The best I can describe the second shell that it crashes into is like the installer for Slackware but with a command line at the bottom of the screen.

I don't know. I'm trying to look for other possibles but the only other updates around the same time were skype and phonon. The only other thing I can think of is that the ambient temps of my room are now 10 degrees warmer because Florida is an oven. But nothing has been overheating according to the readings from "sensors" (only a 5C temp change).

I'm at a loss. Maybe I shouldn't have adding in the backports ppa to get 4.6
could be the problem, using a backport they aren't always "good".

i was able to get into your funky little "fallback" screen this morning before i setup the raid, i'm not sure what it was or why it did it. it was definitely a ncurse menu, but i chose "shutdown" from it and it shutdown the machine, i wasn't stuck or anything on it, it is definitely weird...
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could be the problem, using a backport they aren't always "good".

i was able to get into your funky little "fallback" screen this morning before i setup the raid, i'm not sure what it was or why it did it. it was definitely a ncurse menu, but i chose "shutdown" from it and it shutdown the machine, i wasn't stuck or anything on it, it is definitely weird...
I don't know if that's a good or bad sign that you were able to see that "fallback" screen.

LOL. I guess that's what I get for being impatient with the KDE updates. Everyone was talking about how great 4.6 was when I was still stuck with 4.5something. I kept waiting and after a week I decided to add the backport. Should have stopped after getting 4.6 (or was it 4.6.1?).

So far I've apparently, from the "last" command, crashed last night (probably when I tried clearing chromium's history and it took the whole system down) and been 'down' about 5 times after Wednesday. I'm wondering now if it's a bad idea to try and downgrade to 4.6.1?
     
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I learned with one the KDE 4.4.x releases not to jump on KDE updates immediately on my main computer. I'll be waiting a month or two after the Fedora 15 initial release to jump on that bandwagon. Hopefully by that time the KDE 4.6.x bugs will be worked out, and most of the initial bugs in F15 will be caught too.
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