Bug 16727 - Plasma5 kwrite (& kate) freezes for half minute when passed a small text file
Summary: Plasma5 kwrite (& kate) freezes for half minute when passed a small text file
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: RPM Packages (show other bugs)
Version: Cauldron
Hardware: x86_64 Linux
Priority: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nicolas Lécureuil
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Blocks: 17523
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Reported: 2015-09-09 20:02 CEST by Maurice Batey
Modified: 2016-01-19 09:51 CET (History)
2 users (show)

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Source RPM: kate-15.07.90-2.mga6.src.rpm
Status comment:


Description Maurice Batey 2015-09-09 20:02:21 CEST
Description of problem:

  When passed a small text file, kwrite freezes for 30 seconds

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Start kwrite
2. Ask it to edit a file
3. Kwrite freezes for 30 seconds


Steps to Reproduce:
Maurice Batey 2015-09-09 20:02:32 CEST

CC: (none) => maurice

Samuel Verschelde 2015-09-10 10:29:43 CEST

Assignee: bugsquad => mageia

Comment 1 Jüri Ivask 2015-09-14 09:29:24 CEST
I can not repeat it here with kate.
Kate seems to be responsive and fast in all operations I tried.
I have no kwrite installed as it requires many packages from KDE4.
Also the bug title is somewhat confusing - please elaborate :)

CC: (none) => jyri2000

Comment 2 Maurice Batey 2015-09-14 11:45:19 CEST
In what way is the title confusing?
   I believe it says it all, in just a few words!

The problem arises when logged in under Plasma5, when I try using kwrite (or kate).

As soon as asked to handle a (small) text file, it freezes for some 30 seconds (i.e. is totally unresponsive), then continues as normal.
Comment 3 Maurice Batey 2015-10-25 13:53:40 CET
This is what is happening during the 30-second freeze after executing e.g.: 
kwrite ~/bash_profile:

Setting the name:  "org.kde.ActivityManager.ActivityTemplates"
Setting the name:  "org.kde.ActivityManager.Resources.Scoring"
Creating directory:  "/home/mab/.local/share/kactivitymanagerd/resources/"
QSqlDatabase: QSQLITE driver not loaded
QSqlDatabase: available drivers: QMYSQL QMYSQL3 SKGSQLCIPHER
KActivities: Database is not open:  "kactivities_db_resources_140019522029440_readwrite" "" QSqlError("", "Driver not loaded", "Driver not loaded")
KActivities: Opening the database in RW mode should always succeed
Service started, version: 
KActivities: FATAL ERROR: Failed to contact the activity manager daemon

N.B. This happens with both users defined on system.
Comment 4 Maurice Batey 2015-11-13 12:04:16 CET
Yesterday's update on my netbook showed a different aspect to the 30-second freeze problem.

Hitherto, when Kwrite opened the file, the window looked normal (except that the whole thing was dead for 30 seconds).

Now when kwrite opens, all I see is an *empty* window, with just the blue panel across the top.
  Only after 30 seconds does the empty frame get filled with the usual information, and the controls unfreeze.
Comment 5 Maurice Batey 2015-11-13 16:04:59 CET
P.S. Okular also seems to freeze for around the same length of time...
Comment 6 Maurice Batey 2016-01-09 15:21:06 CET
I'm glad to report that - after recent Cauldron updates - Kwrite now works normally on both netbook and nVidia PC.
Comment 7 Rémi Verschelde 2016-01-19 09:51:32 CET
Marking as fixed as per comment 6.

Blocks: (none) => 17523
Resolution: (none) => FIXED

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