Kde plasma instability?

Kde plasma has been generally a bit unstable for me, but recently I have ran into a reoccurring issue with it where clicking on discord on the system tray completely hangs the plasmashell up, the computer still runs fine but plasma and any shortcuts i have set on it stops working after seeing the shadows of what i assume to be the context menu and notifications get darker and darker, I assume because it is creating a lot of them? I wasn’t able to film it well since it’s a completely random occurrence and I had to reboot the pc to finish working on a text file.

Killing the notifier process from htop doesn’t help but killing the plasmashell processes unhangs the pc so I could save my work and all, and keyboard shortcuts start working but the terminal stops accepting keyboard inputs after a bit after being spawned with a shortcut.
Usually the last resort I have is rebooting from the tty.
I will be happy to provide any info needed but I am unsure what exactly i could provide.


Let’s see if there were errors from previous boot, where that occured:

journalctl -p3 -xb -1

or -2 if latest stuck was 2 boots before, you get the idea :upside_down_face:

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The output of journalctl -p3 -xb -1 is:

-- Journal begins at Mon 2021-10-04 20:59:52 EEST, ends at Fri 2021-10-22 12:17:45 EEST. --
Oct 22 07:40:08 MasterPC kernel: x86/cpu: SGX disabled by BIOS.
Oct 22 07:40:21 MasterPC kernel: 
Oct 22 11:37:51 MasterPC agetty[20631]: tty2: invalid character 0x1b in login name
Oct 22 11:45:50 MasterPC systemd-coredump[21083]: Process 21081 (plasmashell) of user 1000 dumped core.
                                                  Found module linux-vdso.so.1 with build-id: cc412381f6faf7735f689e78e2ede93a7a28733c
                                                  Found module libuuid.so.1 with build-id: 832a09e0d9568cc6dbe699472218ea2f79dc0f34
                                                  Found module libxcb-util.so.1 with build-id: 4188ebc629b472b560849c5792a69c1803c3d1a4
                                                  Found module libxkbcommon-x11.so.0 with build-id: 821e1e75e92f3aaa96d19ed31fe98dbbd4d34627
                                                  Found module libICE.so.6 with build-id: af53458a64fe1e62a4d95606f7b03c210b2b098c
                                                  Found module libSM.so.6 with build-id: ac7b055fd3f16b4f29373285ab04ed52eebb632d
                                                  Found module libxcb-xinput.so.0 with build-id: 6403174c48f05f40cf7c168beb86f2886b9f09c1
                                                  Found module libxcb-xkb.so.1 with build-id: fce20d2101f3e5439923e9283c489c2cad4420c3
                                                  Found module libxcb-xinerama.so.0 with build-id: b328103ce7502d94fd3a4e2e8773978a9aa84adc
                                                  Found module libxcb-xfixes.so.0 with build-id: a6b197ace5b9b59f913f5969eb419a88d1194f47
                                                  Found module libxcb-sync.so.1 with build-id: dda14591103b01b1311906053bf1ca9e82ade35c
                                                  Found module libxcb-render.so.0 with build-id: a37bdb37744b508be9dd29fd9ccb9bb0170d43e5
                                                  Found module libxcb-render-util.so.0 with build-id: c64fb28ea20a320a9754273d9ea3af85f6f74b17
                                                  Found module libxcb-shm.so.0 with build-id: fb797f299a446f559a95afcc168227482cc800d1
                                                  Found module libxcb-image.so.0 with build-id: ee7f8577926fe7c1d6972036c2f8e6f727e43b1b
                                                  Found module libxcb-icccm.so.4 with build-id: 73f1e12d76af383aa969a60279ed5ed922045f47
                                                  Found module libX11-xcb.so.1 with build-id: 0db4f94d8ae31b8dc9a83f825a9171656f1e532c
                                                  Found module libQt5XcbQpa.so.5 with build-id: 8b9689410cdfec61a28b6ca994e71328206accd8
                                                  Found module libqxcb.so with build-id: a4c3d9f46783cf41b680a3cea04f04c70a2ec52d
                                                  Found module libbrotlicommon.so.1 with build-id: f68934f94312f770550ebc6c5acfd6359b098b07
                                                  Found module libexpat.so.1 with build-id: 8850138eae6d9d4d43c5c4b2ac48393bc4279037
                                                  Found module libbrotlidec.so.1 with build-id: f871e6f204ab8d48099915126ba01be989a8000f
                                                  Found module libgpg-error.so.0 with build-id: ba85170c2d9343ea05eea8fa2048c212ff4ef552
                                                  Found module libgmp.so.10 with build-id: e58d34ab389d1b649c24195c2d145e3ff2e58290
                                                  Found module libhogweed.so.6 with build-id: 2d70cff7b1841b4d9ca4e8e7726cd4b944c07fdc
                                                  Found module libnettle.so.8 with build-id: 9a878e513c02007598fcf1e2e286c2203f13536e
                                                  Found module libunistring.so.2 with build-id: 015ac6d6bcb60b7d8bea31a80d1941b06e8636ab
                                                  Found module libidn2.so.0 with build-id: 1ce2b50ad9f9821c2c629b521cf5a3c99593d332
                                                  Found module libp11-kit.so.0 with build-id: f97c44b297b54185bbe3eb6ed6dab5d8967f1532
                                                  Found module libogg.so.0 with build-id: ca0cae30a809f10db1f16e54a23b4e5ff7b2c54c
                                                  Found module libvorbis.so.0 with build-id: ad0a6c1af8f219b4e314090b6e8847223d424cbe
                                                  Found module libxkbcommon.so.0 with build-id: 1f1bc7527e57c886c3df5803068122e1971d4724
                                                  Found module libfontconfig.so.1 with build-id: 1103a641395c7d3b42e49b793d3a9ea927c77bf6
                                                  Found module libwayland-cursor.so.0 with build-id: ca6839778a1490fdd8e3d8aadc9604afa19ab8ea
                                                  Found module libacl.so.1 with build-id: 35319ea4baa70564deddffb113c0961002bc394c
                                                  Found module libresolv.so.2 with build-id: c915c72668282861a813f7ea3c0780f37b681dc0
                                                  Found module libkeyutils.so.1 with build-id: ac405ddd17be10ce538da3211415ee50c8f8df79
                                                  Found module libkrb5support.so.0 with build-id: adf65240a4d2aba772d7a0772b4d015469934113
                                                  Found module libcom_err.so.2 with build-id: eb61ef71c8b97846db759fb89a115405cff6dd30
                                                  Found module libk5crypto.so.3 with build-id: eb8220b8f36675aac769450be4cb6bb7f97ec38a
                                                  Found module libkrb5.so.3 with build-id: 72d26767c5cb1097db75a5f5bff88860233c902b
                                                  Found module libpcre.so.1 with build-id: 845483dd0acba86de9f0313102bebbaf3ce52767
                                                  Found module libicudata.so.69 with build-id: 0ab994a49ef1848499c4af333b3266f28432a922
                                                  Found module libcap.so.2 with build-id: c1674f9082fedd415876b9f7d9712269163259b5
                                                  Found module liblz4.so.1 with build-id: e63600ab23b2f6997f42fac2fa56e1f02ce159a1
                                                  Found module libgraphite2.so.3 with build-id: 47761dc11e553f519cde97ed9ee985be12ccdae2
                                                  Found module libfreetype.so.6 with build-id: 65e7f4a1e5557b0ceeaa433e5356f857fe9c669b
                                                  Found module libGLX.so.0 with build-id: 0f40ceaa036edc65147e9559b94e0219472493fc
                                                  Found module libGLdispatch.so.0 with build-id: 195b34c1bb271f3b1162c897cfbcfb859e656b93
                                                  Found module libusbmuxd-2.0.so.6 with build-id: fd9f05e7f5b0da4e15972f75b61fd9b4b9f06dbe
                                                  Found module libgcrypt.so.20 with build-id: db45f5d5e0f7af1e77324fea1885f974619ad268
                                                  Found module libtasn1.so.6 with build-id: 4df18bd1f13772f0956191e137eb00d9bd6238c5
                                                  Found module libgnutls.so.30 with build-id: 8c87466eacaec0041a370df713d0fd200358c94c
                                                  Found module libblkid.so.1 with build-id: f03a24e92c9852272bd0049b5bcb7ed6cf0e664f
                                                  Found module librt.so.1 with build-id: 75484da2d6f1515189eefa076e0a40328834cd16
                                                  Found module libXi.so.6 with build-id: 16603be937a02a7e61b0b0395d064be7efd86f49
                                                  Found module libXext.so.6 with build-id: d70f24beb4fad748d6becffdcc13e51be0a2ebfa
                                                  Found module libltdl.so.7 with build-id: 64bc54a40a0b6e4209a2c712364b4ae653c3f5b2
                                                  Found module libtdb.so.1 with build-id: bec061530310665480ee91395b4eb0a937750a03
                                                  Found module libvorbisfile.so.3 with build-id: 0010b21da05e318b42e718d90738febf58028141
                                                  Found module libQt5WaylandClient.so.5 with build-id: d0a2457a1802fc174617ba3e4f65d98af3208c8b
                                                  Found module libKF5AuthCore.so.5 with build-id: 371c3caa7e0ebbe205bff247efc254cef7702a15
                                                  Found module libKF5Codecs.so.5 with build-id: 28880a4154f8a74dae5c254839c91cac1537b3ea
                                                  Found module liblzma.so.5 with build-id: 8b615460aa230708c5183f16bede67aa0437d95e
                                                  Found module libbz2.so.1.0 with build-id: 919597c477c9b2cb9cdbb7745ed6494ac0e6da60
                                                  Found module libKF5Completion.so.5 with build-id: 1b2d6afda6e7d7980ac80b3702c5de4cffe3f974
                                                  Found module libKF5JobWidgets.so.5 with build-id: db7a844750e469a3f1e210ed5b1c3fbe9d7a561b
                                                  Found module libKF5KIOCore.so.5 with build-id: a483791605c17ec8c8eadb7cf59b46808ee48c79
                                                  Found module libcrypto.so.1.1 with build-id: 6d23f0a3f354825868d044684fad31d482cc9210
                                                  Found module libssl.so.1.1 with build-id: 959cd8f1dd43fc31aeb93caac4eda87c907ef18b
                                                  Found module libgssapi_krb5.so.2 with build-id: e6e098ad51ce7bdd3dbe902d7b0f69a90f8a9e08
                                                  Found module libffi.so.8 with build-id: f90d8b734f6de9b25faedb8cbfab7054dafc0a42
                                                  Found module ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 with build-id: 040cc3dd10461562f177df39e3be2f3704258c3c
                                                  Found module libglib-2.0.so.0 with build-id: 1fe1592d097fa28822c23e96d9f357583b48424d
                                                  Found module libzstd.so.1 with build-id: 4b10444c1560ebc574af4d5f488b7408b22d450e
                                                  Found module libpcre2-16.so.0 with build-id: 983354d71426f38a37695490499fc89d050d7cc5
                                                  Found module libdl.so.2 with build-id: 5abc547e7b0949f89f3c0e21ab0c8331a7440a8a
                                                  Found module libicuuc.so.69 with build-id: 5cf18c56e2f64efdac32cf61fb9c0c48e9bb1797
                                                  Found module libicui18n.so.69 with build-id: 9cdecde5b2e47a2bd81dc14915cbfefcade76c12
                                                  Found module libdouble-conversion.so.3 with build-id: 5bffb4317594514068e082d4b4e9acd99987ec47
                                                  Found module libsystemd.so.0 with build-id: eb468d8d869a836974a3806872aa2ae83078ed4d
                                                  Found module libmd4c.so.0 with build-id: 2151dba72cdc9960097e6e960a58a2f03c8bb96e
                                                  Found module libharfbuzz.so.0 with build-id: f954dfb80265c0dd2484e766282305a739b8239d
                                                  Found module libz.so.1 with build-id: 81bf6e728a6d6f5b105b0f8b25f6c614ce10452a
                                                  Found module libpng16.so.16 with build-id: 2dc0bce07f199bf983c07a05fb95a6f4af83a9b3
                                                  Found module libGL.so.1 with build-id: 8b3028bab286029945569a0dfcf695f0f61d9c3b
                                                  Found module libdbus-1.so.3 with build-id: 74f2ab9c60512f3a93c932c3f627564d42e0b11e
                                                  Found module libxcb-keysyms.so.1 with build-id: 333e5eb4075795f947c924a2085f17e2e2ae7147
                                                  Found module libgcc_s.so.1 with build-id: 7f8508bb914546ada778809b64b99d234337d835
                                                  Found module libpthread.so.0 with build-id: 07c8f95b4f3251d08550217ad8a1f31066229996
                                                  Found module libm.so.6 with build-id: 2b8fd1f869ecab4e0b55e92f2f151897f6818acf
                                                  Found module libQt5QmlModels.so.5 with build-id: 6151af051434d5c08c002bbe0609df3e4d2e7d32
                                                  Found module libKF5ItemViews.so.5 with build-id: 84c3e8bb9ecf21b0aa8820e068f7b0901909a925
                                                  Found module libKF5WidgetsAddons.so.5 with build-id: 6dd6940a69a4f47ff20b5b4c4d04e575aae140f5
                                                  Found module libQt5PrintSupport.so.5 with build-id: 475bd6204eb54bc9135def20aefe355f5094e57a
                                                  Found module libplist-2.0.so.3 with build-id: b4dd02ee2d5938fd2bfa34070014f4d30a21abd6
                                                  Found module libimobiledevice-1.0.so.6 with build-id: b7197d5ba7e40162e4d3f4eb92b4b589b8e5fe1e
                                                  Found module libmount.so.1 with build-id: ff9a1d99d35cf640d0bfdaba294854372672c29b
                                                  Found module libudev.so.1 with build-id: 9bd3721699ae774c5105995abe7ea18e2f8653c4
                                                  Found module libQt5Xml.so.5 with build-id: 274f34bf4a381c160f515d585dc700afe84c9e26
                                                  Found module libdbusmenu-qt5.so.2 with build-id: 82cbd5bfb1d800b5991deb040afbefec7b11fc81
                                                  Found module libXtst.so.6 with build-id: 96411faea62997274e362f263e65082e601a787b
                                                  Found module libX11.so.6 with build-id: e9192497aa39fab51358826d1a1b5fb77edc5081
                                                  Found module libQt5TextToSpeech.so.5 with build-id: 99b56b543380180d6f5c8c984f01d80487672cff
                                                  Found module libcanberra.so.0 with build-id: 379ed64f9d1408a83806cd5d94dc5bb903765615
                                                  Found module libKF5GuiAddons.so.5 with build-id: af80033ed20c6c909932a298fd4ac97529a26e67
                                                  Found module libKF5ConfigWidgets.so.5 with build-id: 58a0a318df732745a8e4fe72dcd886251fe52eda
                                                  Found module libKF5Archive.so.5 with build-id: 467c6c25626c9695553f13eddb7fce72fbbcae6c
                                                  Found module libQt5Svg.so.5 with build-id: 891060da424e72ee00134ea2d255e93ab598fe06
                                                  Found module libKF5KIOGui.so.5 with build-id: e6babe342f0b9016dac73a792b9862354b4137e9
                                                  Found module libKF5KIOWidgets.so.5 with build-id: b747a42d4e53baa2af4690217d7f8aad8ad017b5
                                                  Found module libQt5Sql.so.5 with build-id: 9935d05998ac2e09b1c0829aa5ad976d1e7eee5d
                                                  Found module libXdmcp.so.6 with build-id: 8ca0792d23c8b8b4c0864297512349292bea5955
                                                  Found module libQt5Network.so.5 with build-id: a1957a018ad2d70126fc6868ae2184ef1f4cc07b
                                                  Found module libXau.so.6 with build-id: 1c67764663e07bec24d8951e5fd93f4d165979ff
                                                  Found module libwayland-client.so.0 with build-id: d274361e7aa57c9b63504a039e063322450cbb9c
                                                  Found module libKF5IconThemes.so.5 with build-id: 39da9cfa641a96c1b7644e4f8b95dc5c3e970cbf
                                                  Found module libxcb-shape.so.0 with build-id: f1b3376c4534fab0469feb1cd19f022ff98df533
                                                  Found module libc.so.6 with build-id: 4b406737057708c0e4c642345a703c47a61c73dc
                                                  Found module libstdc++.so.6 with build-id: 8ab0e57054dd1dcba681f217016afc6a4e639783
                                                  Found module libQt5Core.so.5 with build-id: c64628e7d9f71477150fd382b63907957cc067e3
                                                  Found module libQt5Gui.so.5 with build-id: 0de9f4a040b5f384a35c792f969f0cc88f2c9827
                                                  Found module libQt5X11Extras.so.5 with build-id: e41614d2e35852f913bf00633d635cfbf5a90dce
                                                  Found module libQt5DBus.so.5 with build-id: 9b913e483c1701d15899015a4c1d9a065fe09c17
                                                  Found module libKF5ConfigCore.so.5 with build-id: 3dbf42485a9c9eb2cac1c444b0925318153bef52
                                                  Found module libKF5CoreAddons.so.5 with build-id: e5541dcd552110922c3181fe43b60a337dab9758
                                                  Found module libKF5I18n.so.5 with build-id: f46b822ad5705a692eadf4a60668872925cb69fe
                                                  Found module libQt5Widgets.so.5 with build-id: 2a75a419a7a07868024ebd149ad0e2ac68fa6aa4
                                                  Found module libKF5WindowSystem.so.5 with build-id: 4465afe9665b61e245c8dcffff5587a9d11c535b
                                                  Found module libKF5ConfigGui.so.5 with build-id: 8fd1d1fd2356943cb1749239824688aebac8c308
                                                  Found module libQt5Qml.so.5 with build-id: 9e41eb2dc21904fbdbed2aab03156a996251265a
                                                  Found module libKF5DBusAddons.so.5 with build-id: c9bc9df340b4d9506b9ddb1769d0da6b62d2c298
                                                  Found module libKF5Service.so.5 with build-id: 868f8462c22120853dad55dfe7f0fd2f3772521f
                                                  Found module libQt5Quick.so.5 with build-id: 689e4c62d1c17259596e89775cce2fd1c158e5cc
                                                  Found module libKF5GlobalAccel.so.5 with build-id: 265987e75a045e1eb0c354cdb673a91ce8a3c290
                                                  Found module libKF5XmlGui.so.5 with build-id: 229cfbb6e9439e74e33f4b8b1c38610e936a1cd7
                                                  Found module libKF5Crash.so.5 with build-id: e971aff373671fdcdddc701a87d8abc24a64f6eb
                                                  Found module libKF5Solid.so.5 with build-id: c325dd5df82b59628f2b96145ce8cb6ba69adf88
                                                  Found module libKF5Package.so.5 with build-id: fbeb222dc2a3f0c648c442b5ff5f27ef33f459b9
                                                  Found module libKF5Declarative.so.5 with build-id: a25c4aaf57592b54101b7312f54fc7f3b0fac21f
                                                  Found module libKF5Notifications.so.5 with build-id: b7d727f31536ededd0d5ef18115bfaacc46874ea
                                                  Found module libKF5Plasma.so.5 with build-id: f5cdbdd34c9115a6a87179fac21c6947b935e07c
                                                  Found module libxcb-randr.so.0 with build-id: b6c1c7d4b28863b55ade251813db7f246b7ffe8b
                                                  Found module libxcb.so.1 with build-id: 0d1ef11740a5daad2ee331e812a51aa6574af222
                                                  Found module libKUserFeedbackCore.so.1 with build-id: 495f85a1827b1732a0dfa93532a4101dafc11ac1
                                                  Found module libkworkspace5.so.5 with build-id: 055050df1cd3c06586e858466a5ea1e100aa5803
                                                  Found module libKF5WaylandClient.so.5 with build-id: e507c814b8f28253281208693c91d5ddba8a5d80
                                                  Found module libKF5QuickAddons.so.5 with build-id: 07472c02b523991665415b06e046e58295b15809
                                                  Found module libKF5Activities.so.5 with build-id: 182d3df14c64c0c6a7e7ed85fb3bc1c5a3eedcfe
                                                  Found module libKF5PlasmaQuick.so.5 with build-id: 0940585dcce6ab8099a01a0794b17846105f4391
                                                  Found module plasmashell with build-id: 6e23468c7606246ba740d10c84dc691889de4d91
                                                  Stack trace of thread 21081:
                                                  #0  0x00007f7f2161cd22 raise (libc.so.6 + 0x3cd22)
                                                  #1  0x00007f7f21606862 abort (libc.so.6 + 0x26862)
                                                  #2  0x00007f7f21a54910 _ZNK14QMessageLogger5fatalEPKcz (libQt5Core.so.5 + 0x90910)
                                                  #3  0x00007f7f2204d155 _ZN22QGuiApplicationPrivate25createPlatformIntegrationEv (libQt5Gui.so.5 + 0x130155)
                                                  #4  0x00007f7f2204d661 _ZN22QGuiApplicationPrivate21createEventDispatcherEv (libQt5Gui.so.5 + 0x130661)
                                                  #5  0x00007f7f21c840d7 _ZN23QCoreApplicationPrivate4initEv (libQt5Core.so.5 + 0x2c00d7)
                                                  #6  0x00007f7f22050673 _ZN22QGuiApplicationPrivate4initEv (libQt5Gui.so.5 + 0x133673)
                                                  #7  0x00007f7f229613ca _ZN19QApplicationPrivate4initEv (libQt5Widgets.so.5 + 0x1603ca)
                                                  #8  0x000056048ec5533b n/a (plasmashell + 0x1d33b)
                                                  #9  0x00007f7f21607b25 __libc_start_main (libc.so.6 + 0x27b25)
                                                  #10 0x000056048ec5626e n/a (plasmashell + 0x1e26e)
░░ Subject: Process 21081 (plasmashell) dumped core
░░ Defined-By: systemd
░░ Support: https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel
░░ Documentation: man:core(5)
░░ Process 21081 (plasmashell) crashed and dumped core.
░░ This usually indicates a programming error in the crashing program and
░░ should be reported to its vendor as a bug.
Oct 22 11:47:12 MasterPC kernel: watchdog: watchdog0: watchdog did not stop!

Are you running any widgets or kwin scripts? If so remove them, see if that fixes, then add back one at a time:

#7  0x00007f7f229613ca _ZN19QApplicationPrivate4initEv (libQt5Widgets.so.5 + 0x1603ca)

I could of course be completely wrong :smiley:

I have this issue too, if you see a red icon on the tray, just exit it by right clicking, one thing i did was to auto start the discord to like 10 seconds after system starts, that prevents the issue from happening.


You mean like a red square with an x in it? i get that when i get a notification



This has been an issue since a clean install but I have done the steps regardless, it seems to be an issue with discord

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Yeah immidiately after reading this i have right clicked on the system tray on discord and it did it again, it does seem to be an issue with discord, could you please share exactly how you’re running it at startup with a delay? thanks!

So should I report this to discord or to the kde team? Also I will mark it solved when I figure out how to launch discord with a delay, just wondering whether it’s discord’s fault or plasma’s so I can report it accordingly

Having the same issue myself. It’s not limited to discord, any electron app will do it for me (Discord, Element, Signal, etc). I also get "phantom clicks’ where the computer seems to bug out and will activate anything it can, seemingly at random, whenever a tray icon causes this bug. My install is fresh as of last night around 6:30pm


I don’t get any of this on plasma. :thinking:

Alright after a while of updates and all it seems the problem is no longer occuring, in any case starting discord a bit after the shell boots up seemed to solve it beforehand, if anyone is running into this issue

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